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Rhode Island governor vetoes funeral planning rights for gay partners

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — An opponent of same-sex marriage, Governor Don Carcieri has vetoed a bill giving domestic partners the right to claim the bodies of — and make funeral arrangements for — their loved ones, reports the Nashua Telegraph. ...

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DC lawmakers move gay marriage bill another step forward

D.C. lawmakers have moved forward with a proposed same-sex marriage bill. On Tuesday, city council members from the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary approved the bill 4-1, and it now goes to the full council. The committee held ...

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NY senate fails to take action on gay marriage bill, citing weak support

The State Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote on same-sex marriage on Tuesday, putting off the issue indefinitely as gay rights supporters continued to lobby for additional votes, reports The New York Times. Republicans and Democrats said that as of ...

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Lesbian student banned from attending high school prom

Cynthia Stewart
RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama — Cynthia Stewart, a 17-year-old junior at Tharptown High School in northern Alabama, is a member of her school’s prom planning committee and had personally raised over $200 for the prom. But if she shows up to the ...

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DC council revises bill, expects to approve gay marriage this year

D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) released Monday a revised draft of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the nation’s capital, removing language that would have phased out city registration of new Domestic Partnerships, the Washington Blade reports. ...

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AMA says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ gay marriage bans leave LGBT families vulnerable

The nation’s largest doctors’ group has agreed to join efforts to repeal the military‘s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy, Associated Press reports: The American Medical Association says the ‘don’t ask, don’t-tell’ law creates an ethical dilemma for gay service members ...

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Ellen and Portia on ‘Oprah’: ‘Anyone who’s married knows there’s a difference’

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi visited Oprah Monday for their first interview as a married couple. “This is the smartest, kindest, most wonderful woman that you’ll ever, ever know,” Ellen gushed as she introduced her wife. Speaking just a ...

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Paterson calls on NY legislature to pass marriage equality bill

New York Governor David Paterson has asked the state legislature to vote Tuesday on a bill that would allow same-sex marriage, calling it “an issue that touches on the very core of our citizenship.” In a rare midyear address to ...

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Openly gay NYC council speaker Quinn urges vote on gay marriage

Fighting back tears, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn urged the New York state Senate Monday to “stand up” and pass the same-sex marriage bill to prove “all New York families are equal,” the Daily News reports. Quinn, the first gay ...

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KC Chiefs drop Larry Johnson following gay slur

The Kansas City Chiefs released controversy-plagued running back Larry Johnson on Monday, the day he was scheduled to come back from his two-week suspension. On his Twitter account two weeks ago, Johnson questioned Chiefs coach Todd Haley’s competence, insulted followers ...

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