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NY governor calls special session, places gay marriage on the agenda

Gov. David A. Paterson said Thursday that he would include gay marriage on the agenda of an extraordinary session he is calling for Tuesday, potentially setting up the first vote on the issue in the State Senate and a dramatic ...

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CNN panel debates gay marriage, Tuesday’s loss in Maine

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and his panel debate gay marriage and Tuesday’s loss at the ballot box in Maine. On Wednesday night’s the panel with Cooper: Evan Wolfson, Executive Director of Freedom to Marry, and gay rights opponent Tony Perkins, President ...

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Man arrested in apparent Long Island hate crime

From WPIX-TV: One man was arrested – and two others are still being sought – in the beating and robbery of two men in Lakeview early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said. The two victims, one of whom was dressed ...

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Gay rights supporters deliver petitions to Mormon church

Like Mormon pioneers in the 1850s, gay-rights supporters pulled a handcart through Salt Lake City on Wednesday in what they dubbed a “rescue” mission, The Salt Lake City Tribune reports. The Foundation for Reconciliation carted more than 2,000 petition signatures ...

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Michigan legislator introduces gay marriage amendment

A gay marriage amendment could soon be up for vote in Michigan. Just one day following the repeal of the gay marriage law in Maine, House Speaker Pro Tem Pam Byrnes introduced a resolution that would reverse Michigan‘s ban on ...

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Election night brings victory and defeat for gay candidates, issues across the nation

It was to be a night of hope and promise for the LGBT community, but instead the crushing defeat of Maine‘s gay marriage law delivered another setback for gay rights advocates and overshadowed many other victories at the ballot box ...

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Wisconsin high court refuses to hear challenge to domestic partner registry

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin‘s domestic partner registry. The court offered no explanation in an order issued Tuesday. The law took effect in August, allowing gay couples to register with counties so they could get ...

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Voters approved domestic partner benefits measure in Washington state

In a victory for gay rights supporters, voters in Washington state have approved Referendum 71, a measure to expand the state’s Domestic Partnership law. The results are a disappointment to religious conservatives, who had mounted an aggressive campaign against conferring ...

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Maine votes to repeal gay marriage law

Maine voters on Tuesday rejected a law allowing gay marriage, a closely fought referendum on the one year anniversary of a similar outcome in California. Repealing the law passed by the legislature last May is another setback for gay-rights advocates, ...

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NYC cabbie kicks out gay couple for back seat ‘hugging’

A New York City taxi driver is under fire for allegedly kicking a gay couple out of his vehicle after he saw them hugging in the backseat, The New York Post reports. Paul Bruno, 27, and his partner were sitting ...

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