News: Gay Rabbis, Wii, Jim Webb, Paris Architecture, South Africa

road.jpg South Africa’s Civil Union Act signed into law by Deputy President.

Ladefenseroad.jpg Unusual erection to rise on La Defense in Paris featuring a rooftop wind farm.

road.jpg Virginia Senator Jim Webb not afraid of speaking out against Bush’s policies in Iraq, particularly when they concern his son who is fighting there: “I’m not particularly interested in having a picture of me and George W. Bush on my wall. No offense to the institution of the presidency, and I’m certainly looking forward to working with him and his administration. [But] leaders do some symbolic things to try to convey who they are and what the message is.”

road.jpg When you were young: Times Square in the 50’s.

road.jpg The Real World: Denver‘s gay housemate Davis tells Arjan what’s in his iPod.

Fortuneroad.jpg Fortune magazines cracks open the front door of gay corporate America: “Business is different. ‘It’s not a faith-based community,’ says Ed Offshack, a chemical engineer and gay activist at Procter & Gamble. ‘It’s a logic-based community.’ The changes in attitudes toward gays and lesbians have been swift, deep, and altogether remarkable. People who once were shunned and then merely tolerated are today being embraced by corporate America. Yes, embraced. And not just on Seventh Avenue and in Hollywood.”

road.jpg Conservative Jewish movement looks set to OK openly gay rabbis and same-sex unions. Rabbinical Assembly Committee on Jewish Law and Standards VP Joel Meyers: “I really don’t know what will happen. Many of my colleagues are betting they will have two opinions at the end — that rabbis can maintain the prohibition on homosexual behaviour and another that says it normalises homosexual behaviour

road.jpg Mom always said, don’t play Wii in the house! Website documents electronics damaged by careless Wii users.

road.jpg Has she no sense of decency? Britney attempts to bring the va-jay-jay slip mainstream.