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Lutherans vote to allow committed gays and lesbians into its clergy

Leaders of the largest Lutheran church approved a resolution today, allowing gays and lesbians, in committed and sexually active relationships, to serve as clergy within the church. By a vote of 559 to 451, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America ...

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West Hollywood marker to honor Gay Marriages

The City of West Hollywood plans to honor the marriages of gay and lesbian couples with a plaque inscribed with a quote from Nelson Mandela, the Los Angeles Times has reported. The bronze marker will be installed in West Hollywood ...

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Family calls attack on Michigan gay teen a ‘hate crime’

A 15-year-old Michigan boy says two other teenagers beat him because he is gay, and two advocacy groups spoke out this week against the beating. The attack on Steven Harmon on August 13 is being called a hate crime by ...

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Maine Gay Marriage supporters launch statewide TV campaign

Gay marriage supporters in Maine began running a television advertisement statewide Thursday, featuring gay and straight Mainers talking about the importance of equality. It is the first television advertisement in an anticipated referendum on Maine’s gay marriage law. Maine’s gay ...

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Federal judge sets January trial date in Prop 8 legal challenge

A federal judge on Wednesday set a January 11, 2010 date for the highly anticipated trial in the legal challenge to California’s voter-approved Proposition 8, a ban on same-sex marriage. The judge, Vaughn R. Walker of Federal District Court in ...

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Lutheran assembly adopts diverse viewpoints on gay relationships

Leaders of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination endorsed an official statement on human sexuality that says there’s room in the church for differing views on an issue that’s divided other religious groups. Delegates to the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the ...

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Ft Worth police apologizes for raid on gay bar – on eve of Stonewall

The Fort Worth police chief said Tuesday that his department is implementing new policies in the wake of a controversial bar check at the Rainbow Lounge last June. Chief Jeff Halstead said officials are still investigating what happened during the ...

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Letterman goes ‘on the record’ for Gay Marriage (Video)

As we reported last night via Twitter, David Letterman went on record for gay marriage. Miss USA/Universe pageant proprietor Donald Trump appeared on Tuesday night’s CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” to promote the upcoming pageant. Inevitably, the discussion turned ...

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Rush Limbaugh makes gay ‘joke’ about Barney Frank

Rush Limbaugh made a joke mocking Barney Frank’s sexuality in response to Frank’s tough stance with a town hall protester Tuesday night. On Tuesday, Frank asked a protester who had compared President Obama to Hitler, “On what planet do you ...

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‘Just Another Summer’ – Music Video, by Yehonathan

Israli-born Yehonathan Gatro was introduced to America as the cover man and featured interview in Instinct Magazine’s May 2009 issue. His aptly-titled “My Turn” is Yehonathan’s first, full-length English album, and his video of “Just Another Summer” received its worldwide ...

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