Thursday, May 29, 2008

Internet Highlights

Berlin puts up monument to Nazis' gay victims. Some 50,000 gay men were executed by the Nazis, and another 10,000-15,000 were sent to concentration camps--few of which survived.

New York to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.

ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson has directed all state agencies to begin to revise their policies and regulations to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions, like Massachusetts, California and Canada.

In a directive issued on May 14, the governor’s legal counsel, David Nocenti, instructed the agencies that gay couples married elsewhere “should be afforded the same recognition as any other legally performed union.”

The revisions are most likely to involve as many as 1,300 statutes and regulations in New York governing everything from joint filing of income tax returns to transferring fishing licenses between spouses.

Abi Sutherland writes about Austrian physicist and mathematician Lise Meitner at Making Light. I just thought it was very interesting about a woman I knew little about.

Scientific American writes about the neurological roots of sexual pleasure. Some of it's not so new, but some of the other findings are very interesting.

OK, this is shameless of Vivien, but her entry in EREC's first line contest tied for 2nd place. Hers is the one about walking through the snow. The details aren't up yet, but it's the first line from her erotica short story, The Ice Butterfly.

In celebration of California's overturning the same-sex marriage ban, one of Vivien's favorite gay erotic artists, Michael Breyette, is having a sale on all prints in his couples gallery. Even if you don't buy, go and enjoy the pretty!

Finally, the Heat Wave contest will be held open all week over at Erotic Muses. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the 4 entries. Easy peasy!

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