Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her Palm Springs home by her partner, Denise Penn. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is underway. An Orange County native, Harris played a key role in mobilizing support for the so-called lavender sweep of , when San Francisco voters elected two lesbian supervisors and a gay school board member. She held prominent leadership posts in Democratic circles, including chief of staff to San Francisco Supervisor Harry Britt, who succeeded gay icon Harvey Milk after his assassination in , and deputy to Mayor Frank Jordan after he took office in Under her guidance, the group collaborated with environmental, labor and abortion-rights groups to build a base of , gay and pro-gay voters that became a decisive force behind the defeat of a ballot measure to prevent discussions of homosexuality in Oregon schools. In she worked with then-Assemblywoman Carole Migden D-San Francisco to pass AB 25, a landmark bill that granted domestic partners many of the same rights as married couples. Harris left the organization in to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean. Born in , Harris grew up in Long Beach.
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The sentence was conducted behind closed doors in the courtroom after it was read out by Syariah High Court Judge Kamalruazmi Ismail. The accused, aged 22 and 32, were led to a stool where two female officers from the Kajang Women's prison carried out the sentence in turns. The older woman, aged 32, did not wince when the cane hit her back with the strength almost similar to a forceful tap. Observers also noticed that this time, the force was slightly stronger than the one applied on the older woman. Syariah caning is not similar to civil whippings, in that it is not meant to hurt and the cane should not be swung from a level above the head. The officer carrying out the sentence was also advised to cane the accused at her own time or pace using only medium force. Observers from the Terengganu Syariah Lawyers Association and the state Bar Council said they were satisfied with the execution of the sentence. On Aug 12, the Syariah High Court fined the women RM3, and ordered that they be caned six times each after they pleaded guilty to committing musahaqah sexual relations between women under Section 30 of the Syariah Criminal Offences Enactment Takzir Terengganu. The sentence drew the ire of many human rights groups, including the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia Suhakam. We're sorry, this article is unavailable at the moment.
Jean Harris, a feisty advocate for gay and lesbian rights and longtime Democratic Party activist who helped elect openly gay candidates in California, has died. She was Harris, who had a number of serious health problems, was found June 25 in her Palm Springs home by her partner, Denise Penn. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is underway.
My wife expects me to understand her situation but whiles I am willing to understand, I wish she would make some effort to etch out some quality time for us when she is not stressed out and grumpy and irritable. If you really like this girl, might want to show her this. Is it wrong not to. There's a reason so many Utahns are on anti depressants and anti anxiety meds. At 30, you just give up. He never has time for me. She is instructed to have children within wedlock very soon, raise these children in a Mormon home, and devote hours each week to church activities plus Sabbath observance on Sunday. I have to say that I am a lucky woman. I have no idea if he stayed. Good luck to you.