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Maine gay marriage supporters outraise opponents

With a week and a half to go before Election Day, the two campaigns in the battle over gay marriage continue to haul in large sums of money from donors both inside and outside of Maine. No on 1-Protect Maine ...

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Census delays counting ‘married’ gay couples another 10 years

Legally married gay couples won’t show up as such in the official once-a-decade tally in 2010, Census bureau representatives said Thursday. Citing “statistical problems related to the development of the 2010 census form and the evolving legal state of same-sex ...

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Anti-gay group suing Maine over campaign finance laws

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Washington, D.C.-based organization under investigation for its financial role in the campaign to repeal Maine’s gay marriage law has fired back with a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of a state election law, reports the Bangor Daily ...

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Referendum 71 foes sue to raise donation limits

From The Seattle Times: Apparently emboldened by recent legal victories — including a case being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court — groups opposed to Washington’s domestic-partnership law and working to defeat Referendum 71 are suing again in federal court, ...

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Governor says gay marriage will pass in NY

The Governor of New York state has said he expects to sign a bill legalizing gay marriage in the coming weeks. David Paterson told a dinner arranged by the Empire State Pride Agenda Thursday night that he expects the state ...

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U.S. Senate passes historic hate crimes bill that would protect gays

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The U.S. Senate cleared a historic hate crimes bill Thursday for President Obama's signature, approving new federal penalties for attacks on gay men and lesbians. ...

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NY Governor wants state senate to vote on gay marriage measure

New York‘s Gov. David Paterson said Wednesday he wants to put a bill to legalize same-sex marriage to a vote during a special session within weeks, reports AP. The governor said the measure would be part of unfinished business from ...

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O’Donnell confirms relationship issues with partner Carpenter

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Rosie O’Donnell has confirmed to Lifeline Live that she and partner Kelli Carpenter, 42, are on the rocks. In an interview at her Nyack, N.Y., compound Tuesday, USA TODAY’s Ann Oldenburg asked if the two had split — she has ...

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Navy petty officer faces punishment over anti-gay abuse and hazing

Senior Navy leaders handed a career-ending letter of censure Wednesday to the chief who oversaw the prolonged hazing and sexual taunting of members of a Navy dog-handling unit in Bahrain. Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Toussaint was returned from an ...

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Rachel Maddow: Maine’s upcoming vote on gay marriage

In case you missed Rachel Maddow on Tuesday night, here’s her look at Maine‘s marriage battle and its similarities to California‘s Proposition 8, and interview with Jesse Connolly, campaign manager for Maine‘s “No on 1″ campaign. Maine’s gay marriage law ...

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