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New signs posted at LDS plaza following ‘gay kiss’ incident

If you walk through the LDS Church Plaza in Salt Lake City you’ll see some new signs. They put visitors on notice that the Church can refuse access to anyone for any reason. The added language to the signs address ...

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Gay rights advocates intervene in challenge over WI domestic partnerships

The domestic partnership benefits of hundreds of Wisconsin gay couples could be overturned in what’s becoming a growing legal battle. Currently, gay couples in Wisconsin can register for domestic partnerships rights, enacted through legislation that took effect August 3. Since ...

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New poll suggest Iowans split on gay marriage

Iowans are almost evenly divided about whether they would vote for or against a constitutional amendment to end marriage for same-sex couples, according to a new poll by the Des Moines Register. Forty-one percent say they would vote for a ...

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Navy reviewing case of alleged abuse of gay sailor

The U.S. Navy is reviewing its investigation of hazing and abuse of a gay sailor and others in a military canine unit in Bahrain in 2005 and 2006, the Associated Press reports. Joseph Rocha says he was diagnosed with post-traumatic ...

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Chelsea Handler to host LA’s Gay & Lesbian gala

Late night TV’s Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately) will host the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s 38th Anniversary Gala and Auction at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on October 24, reports SheWired.com. The event should be laugh ...

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Justice department reluctantly defends ‘Defense of Marriage Act’

BOSTON — Justice Department lawyers are reluctantly defending the federal law that prevents recognition of same-sex marriages, making their legal arguments in a Boston court while pointing out that the Obama administration opposes the measure, the Boston Globe reports. On ...

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New poll suggests Maine split on upcoming gay marriage vote

In a new poll released Friday by the polling organization Research 2000 and the political Web site dailykoz.com, 48 percent of those surveyed said they’d vote to repeal the law and 46 percent said they would vote to keep it ...

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Arizona governor takes away state domestic partner benefits

Jan Brewer
PHOENIX -- Domestic partners are being eliminated from Arizona state employee benefits just a year after they were added to the benefits plan, reports the Arizona Daily Star. ...

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Takei, Altman will be first gay couple on ‘The Newlywed Game’

Brad Altman and George Takei
Star Trek alum George Takei and his husband, Brad Altman, will make television history as the first gay couple to compete on The Newlywed Game, GSN announced. “What we want is to display the normality and the joy of having ...

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Lawmakers introduce ‘Respect for Marriage’ bill to overturn DOMA

House Democrats are mobilizing around a new bill that would overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman and relieved states of recognizing same-sex marriage performed in other states. Leading the ...

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