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Catholic church threatens social service cuts if DC passes gay marriage

The fight over proposed same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia heated up Wednesday as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said that if the law passed, the church will be unable to continue the social service programs it runs ...

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Fort Worth city council votes to expand anti-discrimination ordinance

Fort Worth — The City Council voted 6-3 late Tuesday to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include transgender people, capping a marathon debate over a series of gay-rights proposals that were forwarded after a controversial inspection of a gay bar, ...

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Man arrested for attempting to set fire to pride flag and gay and lesbian center

Memphis Police arrested 23-year-old Ross Burton early Wednesday morning after he attempted to burn the gay pride flag at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center, reports the Memphis Flyer. Plainclothes officers observed Burton and another man — who fled ...

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Mormon church announces support of SLC gay rights ordinance

In a rare move, the LDS Church announced Tuesday night its support of Salt Lake City‘s proposed ordinances protecting gay and transgender people from discrimination in housing and employment, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. Hours later, the City Council approved ...

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Rhode Island governor vetoes funeral planning rights for gay partners

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — An opponent of same-sex marriage, Governor Don Carcieri has vetoed a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of — and make funeral arrangements for — their loved ones, reports the Nashua Telegraph. ...

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DC lawmakers move gay marriage bill another step forward

D.C. lawmakers have moved forward with a proposed same-sex marriage bill. On Tuesday, city council members from the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary approved the bill 4-1, and it now goes to the full council. The committee held ...

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NY senate fails to take action on gay marriage bill, citing weak support

The State Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote on same-sex marriage on Tuesday, putting off the issue indefinitely as gay rights supporters continued to lobby for additional votes, reports The New York Times. Republicans and Democrats said that as of ...

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Lesbian student banned from attending high school prom

Cynthia Stewart
RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama — Cynthia Stewart, a 17-year-old junior at Tharptown High School in northern Alabama, is a member of her school’s prom planning committee and had personally raised over $200 for the prom. But if she shows up to the ...

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DC council revises bill, expects to approve gay marriage this year

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) released Monday a revised draft of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital, removing language that would have phased out city registration of new Domestic Partnerships, the Washington Blade reports. ...

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

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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