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Odds slim in effort to put gay marriage back on CA ballot in 2010

The effort to put gay marriage back on the California ballot in 2010 suffered a setback Monday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Rick Jacbos, the leader of the 700,000-member Courage Campaign said that after spending more than $200,000 on “qualitative ...

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Victims of attack say they were targeted because they’re gay

St. Louis Police are investigating an attack early Saturday outside a nightclub, and while police say it’s too soon to tell whether this will be categorized as a hate crime, the victims believe they were targeted because they’re gay, reports ...

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DC vote to approve gay marriage expected this week

The D.C. City Council drew national attention this week as it made final preparations for the first of two votes on a same-sex marriage bill Tuesday that observers say was expected to pass by a margin as wide as 11 ...

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Authorities agree to investigate Mercado’s death as hate crime

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Puerto Rican authorities have agreed to investigate Jorge Steven López Mercado’s murder as a hate crime after they met with local representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union. ...

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Mexico City assemblyman proposes gay marriage

A lawmaker in Mexico’s capital has proposed changing the city’s civil code to allow gay marriages. Mexico’s Roman Catholic Church opposes the proposal. The church defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, as does current law. ...

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Veteran LA Times transsexual sportswriter found dead

Mike Penner, the veteran Los Angeles Times sportswriter who made international headlines in 2007 when he announced he was transsexual and began working under the byline “Christine Daniels,” has died. Colleagues said Saturday that Penner was found dead at his ...

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NJ Catholic bishops campaign against gay marriage

Catholic bishops in the state are instructing priests to read or distribute a letter this weekend asking Catholics to pray that lawmakers in New Jersey not allow same-sex marriage in New Jersey, reports the New Jersey Star-Ledger. The bishops’ letter ...

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Indy’s only gay bookstore to close after Christmas

Out Word Bound, Indianapolis‘ only gay and lesbian bookstore, will close its doors after Christmas, reports the Indianapolis Star. “It has been a good run,” owners Mary Byrne and Tammara Tracy wrote in an e-mail to customers Wednesday. For more ...

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Britain, Canada denounce proposed anti-gay laws in Uganda

Britain and Canada today led Commonwealth protests against a law proposed by the Ugandan parliament which would introduce the death penalty by hanging for “aggravated homosexuality”. Gordon Brown, Britain‘s Prime Minister, expressed his country’s concerns about the parliamentary bill when ...

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Coming out: Brendan Burke’s journey, a story of love and acceptance

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The son of former pro hockey player and current Toronto Maple Leafs General Mnaager Brian Burke has come out publicly as gay -- and Burke has come out just as publicly in support of his son. ...

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