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Being gay — like recalled peanut butter — is harmful

The anti-gay marriage movement is not about hate, instead, being gay is as dangerous as using products that have been recalled, so says Tamara Scott, a speaker at a recent NOM rally at the Iowa state capital. ...

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CBS plans more gay characters since receiving ‘failing’ score from GLAAD

CBS has announced plans to add more gay characters to its fall line-up after receiving a "failing" grade in the annual media survey by GLAAD that monitors the portrayal of gay, lesbian and transgender people on television. ...

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Gay couples sue Hawaii over Governor’s veto of civil unions bill

A group of same-sex couples are suing the state of Hawaii, alleging violations of constitutional rights in the wake of Governor Linda Lingle's veto of civil unions bill that would have given same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. ...

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Spiderman comics to feature gay kiss on October cover

A comic classic, The Amazing Spiderman, will debut what is likely the first gay kiss to be featured on the cover of a mainstream comic book. Kudos to Marvel Comics for illustrating that the LGBT community is a normal part ...

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First gay couples wed as Argentina gay marriage law takes effect

Calefato (left), and Navarro
Gay couples rushed to tie the knot in Argentina on Friday, two weeks after the country became the first in Latin America to grant them the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples. ...

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South Bend tables vote on LGBT inclusive workplace discrimination bill

The South Bend Common Council has voted to table the human rights ordinance that would have extended employment discrimination protection to its gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender citizens. ...

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‘Target’ political donation helps fund anti-gay candidate for Governor

Target Corporation has come under fire from gay rights advocates and LGBT activists for contributing to Minnesota Forward, a political action group that has come out in support of anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. ...

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New Jersey Supreme Court refuses to hear gay marriage case

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case from six same-sex couples seeking the right to marry, saying the case needs to wind its way through the lower courts first. ...

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Grad student alleges school trying to force her to change her anti-gay beliefs

A Georgia graduate student has filed a lawsuit accusing Augusta State University officials of violating her constitutional rights -- she claims the school told her that her anti-gay beliefs are incompatible with the standards of her desired profession. ...

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ACLU, seven same-sex couples sue Montana for equal protections

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and seven gay couples in Montana filed a lawsuit against the state this week for failing to offer legal protections to same-sex couples and their families. ...

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