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AMA says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ gay marriage bans leave LGBT families vulnerable

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The nation’s largest doctors’ group has agreed to join efforts to repeal the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, Associated Press reports: The American Medical Association says the ‘don’t ask, don’t-tell’ law creates an ethical dilemma for gay service members ...

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Ellen and Portia on ‘Oprah’: ‘Anyone who’s married knows there’s a difference’

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi visited Oprah Monday for their first interview as a married couple. “This is the smartest, kindest, most wonderful woman that you’ll ever, ever know,” Ellen gushed as she introduced her wife. Speaking just a ...

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Paterson calls on NY legislature to pass marriage equality bill

New York Governor David Paterson has asked the state legislature to vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow same-sex marriage, calling it “an issue that touches on the very core of our citizenship.” In a rare midyear address to ...

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Openly gay NYC council speaker Quinn urges vote on gay marriage

Fighting back tears, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn urged the New York state Senate Monday to “stand up” and pass the same-sex marriage bill to prove “all New York families are equal,” the Daily News reports. Quinn, the first gay ...

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KC Chiefs drop Larry Johnson following gay slur

The Kansas City Chiefs released controversy-plagued running back Larry Johnson on Monday, the day he was scheduled to come back from his two-week suspension. On his Twitter account two weeks ago, Johnson questioned Chiefs coach Todd Haley’s competence, insulted followers ...

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New poll: Californians say no more gay marriage votes

A small majority of California voters supports the right of gay couples to marry, but a much larger portion of voters opposes efforts to place the issue back on the ballot next year, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll has ...

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Asheville city council expected to take up gay rights issues

ASHEVILLE, NC — With the election of three new City Council members, Asheville will consider extending benefits to same-sex partners of city employees. On Friday, Councilman-elect Gordon Smith said he hopes to extend domestic partner benefits as one of his ...

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Advocates press for gay marriage bill in NJ before governor leaves office

The battle over gay rights moves to New Jersey and the federal government, advocates said, after Tuesday’s narrow rejection of same-sex marriage by Maine voters. The Democrat-controlled legislature in New Jersey, which currently recognizes same-sex couples in civil unions, is ...

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Officer suspensions over gay bar raid called ‘absolutely inadequate’

From the Dallas Voice: FORT WORTH — The disciplinary actions handed down to three Fort Worth police officers for their part in the June 28 raid on the Rainbow Lounge were “absolutely inadequate,” according to Jon Nelson, spokesman for the ...

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Gay couple ‘banned for life’ from Wal-Mart after false shoplifting claim

SOUTH BEND, Indiana — Joe Paolucci, who along with his twin sons and his partner, Thomas Hitchcock, have been banned from all Wal-Mart stores — not because they stole anything, but because they resisted being taken out of sight by ...

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