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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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Anti-discrimination adoption bill introduced in House

A federal lawmaker is touting an adoption anti-discrimination bill he recently introduced as a way to find more homes for children living in the welfare system. U.S. Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.) has introduced the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, ...

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Chuck Bass’ gay kiss on ‘Gossip Girl’ barely happens

Things went gay on Monday night’s episode of “Gossip Girl” as Chuck Bass, played by Ed Westwick, locked lips with another guy. But for those of you who only tuned in to see Chuck Bass kiss a dude, you may ...

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U.S. Supreme Court seals names of R-71 petitioners

In a rare move, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an order preventing Washington state from releasing the names of more than 120,000 people who signed petitions seeking a voter referendum on whether to give same-sex couples most of the same ...

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Tulsa man says he was beaten because he is gay

Brandon Patrick
TULSA, OK — What should have been a 10-minute walk to a friend’s house ended with a trip to the hospital for Brandon Patrick, a Tulsan who said he was severely beaten Sunday night because of his sexual orientation, reports ...

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Maine expecting close race in upcoming gay marriage measure

As Election Day nears, the national spotlight is on Maine, where the latest battle over same-sex marriage is under way. Campaign finance reports show that supporters of a ballot proposal to repeal the state’s gay marriage law are trailing significantly ...

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Supreme Court justice blocks names in gay rights ballot measure

In a flurry of legal activity today, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy essentially reimposed a ban on release of the names of those who signed Washington state‘s Referendum 71 petitions. Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered ...

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Maine newspapers come out in support of gay marriage

Supporters of Maine‘s same-sex marriage law picked up editorial support from two of Maine‘s largest newspapers this weekend. The Maine Sunday Telegram and weekend edition of the Bangor Daily News both urged voters to reject Question 1, which calls for ...

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The Anti-Gay Twist of the Balloon Boy Saga (Video)

From FORT COLLINS, CO — You know you have bad parents when they fool the the entire world into thinking that their six-year-old son is stuck in a balloon floating in the Colorado air. You know you have even ...

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