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Next stop NJ: gay marriage bill up for vote next week

Gay marriage rally in Trenton, NJ. ( photo)
TRENTON — The New Jersey gay marriage proposal will be considered Monday by a Senate committee and could be posted for a full senate vote later in the week, reports the New Jersey Star-Ledger. On Monday in the Judiciary Committee, ...

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Cardinal’s anti-gay remarks prompt rebuke from Vatican

Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan
The Roman Catholic Church still regards homosexuality as an “insult to God” and homosexuals and transsexuals will never go to Heaven, a leading cardinal said on Wednesday, prompting a rebuke from the Vatican. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, the retired head ...

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Washington’s ‘everything but marriage’ law goes into effect

Gregoire, Reed certify R-71
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and Governor Chris Gregoire have made it official, certifying that voters adopted the “everything but marriage” Domestic Partnership law approved by the Legislature last spring. Referendum 71, placed on the ballot by foes of ...

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Uganda set to pass anti-gay measure with little opposition

Uganda is likely to pass a bill criminalizing homosexuality in the east African nation and deal a blow to rights activists, but the act will have some changes to appease donors who fund about a third of the budget, reports ...

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Openly gay Utah state senator announces his resignation

Utah‘s first openly gay state senator will be resigning from office effective the end of this week to focus more time on practicing law, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Democratic state Sen. Scott McCoy, announced Tuesday that he had already ...

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Big night for LGBT candidates in GA elections

Voters in Georgia have elected the first openly lesbian African-American state legislator in the U.S. In a runoff election on Dec. 1, Simone Bell was elected to the Georgia State House of Representatives. Simone has worked for more than 20 ...

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‘Family Ties’ mom Meredith Baxter: ‘I am a lesbian’

For seven years, actress Meredith Baxter has been hiding a secret. Now Baxter, who played the devoted hippie mom constantly butting heads with her conservative kids on “Family Ties,” is making a public admission. “I am a lesbian and it ...

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New York state senate rejects gay marriage bill

ALBANY — The New York State Senate defeated a bill on Wednesday that would legalize same-sex marriage, after an emotional debate that touched on civil rights, family and history, the New York Times reports. The vote means that the bill, ...

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Young, gay Asian elected mayor of Silicon Valley town

CAMPBELL, Calif. –Sleepy, suburban Campbell’s City Council elected one of the youngest gay and youngest Asian American mayors in the country at a meeting Tuesday night, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The council promoted Evan Low, 26, from vice mayor ...

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Rally over CA mayor’s anti-gay comment draws hundreds

VALLEJO, Calif. — Hundreds of people descended on Vallejo City Hall Tuesday night as members of the city’s gay and lesbian community gathered for an emotional rally to condemn recent controversial comments made by Mayor Osby Davis, reports KTVU-TV. Davis ...

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