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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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‘In the Life’ presents excerpt from documentary on gay adoption

Over 500,000 children in the United States are in foster care. More than 100,000 children await adoption. Despite this growing need, some states currently restrict gay adoption. This month, In the Life presents the introductory excerpt of the film “Preacher’s ...

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GLAAD calls out ‘South Park’ for trying to ‘delegitimize’ anti-gay slur

On Wednesday night, “fag” was the word of the night on “South Park,” and GLAAD — the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — isn’t laughing. The November 4 episode featured rampant use of the anti-gay slurs “fag” and “faggot” ...

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NY governor calls special session, places gay marriage on the agenda

Gov. David A. Paterson said Thursday that he would include gay marriage on the agenda of an extraordinary session he is calling for Tuesday, potentially setting up the first vote on the issue in the State Senate and a dramatic ...

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CNN panel debates gay marriage, Tuesday’s loss in Maine

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his panel debate gay marriage and Tuesday’s loss at the ballot box in Maine. On Wednesday night’s the panel with Cooper: Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, and gay rights opponent Tony Perkins, President ...

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Man arrested in apparent Long Island hate crime

From WPIX-TV: One man was arrested – and two others are still being sought – in the beating and robbery of two men in Lakeview early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said. The two victims, one of whom was dressed ...

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