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Prop 8, Day 6: San Diego mayor tells how he came to support gay marriage

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The second week of gay marriage on trial, the federal case challenging California‘s Proposition 8, opened Tuesday with San Diego‘s mayor as the star witness. Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Republican, testified he now supports gay marriage, saying his views evolved ...

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Police shut down ‘Mr. Gay China’ pageant just one hour before event

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Chinese police shut down the country's first gay pageant Friday night, just one hour before the event was due to begin. From the Guardian: Participants hoped the contest would help challenge domestic stereotypes [...] ...

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Is Spike-TV’s ‘Blue Mountain State’ the next guilty gay pleasure?

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Move over “Jersey Shore,” the new, original comedy series “Blue Mountain State,” may soon boast an even bigger gay following. The football-themed series focuses on what it’s like being a freshman at national champion Blue Mountain State, and follows three ...

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Film focused on Mormon efforts to pass Prop 8 sells out at Sundance

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A controversial film on the LDS Church and gay marriage has sold out five screenings at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival — making it one of the most popular and highly anticipated entries of the festival. Focused on the 2008 ...

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Children of gay parents ‘as likely to be well adjusted’ says witness in Prop 8 trial

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The first week in the historic case challenging California‘s voter-approved ban on gay marriage — Proposition 8 — came to a close on Friday, following a day of testimony in which child-rearing dominated the discussion, followed by a personal account ...

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Iowa republicans face uphill battle on resolution to ban gay marriage

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A bill that would start the process towards outlawing same-sex marriage was introduced in the Iowa state Senate Thursday, but one of the main sponsors admits it’s unlikely to go anywhere. According to The Iowa Independent: The legislation, Senate Joint ...

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2 men indicted in hate crime attack on gay man in Queens NY

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Two Queens men who allegedly taunted, stomped and robbed a gay man last fall have been indicted on hate-crime charges. The indictment filed Thursday morning charges defendants Daniel Aleman, 26, and Daniel Rodriguez, 21 [...] ...

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Day 4 testimony in Prop 8 trial turns to economic, health benefits of marriage

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The trial of Perry v. Schwarzenegger entered its fourth day in federal court Thursday, a high stakes landmark case challenging California‘s Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on gay marriage, that many see as a precursor to a showdow before the ...

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Prop 8 supporter warned of falling into ‘Satan’s hands’ if gay marriage prevailed

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In a letter released into federal court on Wednesday, a gay marriage opponent, and one of five defendants in the case challenging California’s Proposition 8, warned of the disastrous consequences of allowing gays to marry in California. “One by one, ...

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Pentagon lawyers advise delay on repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

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The Pentagon‘s top guy is getting conflicting advice on whether to lift the ban on gays in the military. The Associated Press reports it has obtained a legal counsel’s memo advising Admiral Mike Mullen, head of the Joint Chiefs of ...

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