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Gay love story, ‘I Love You Phillip Morris,’ set for U.S. release April 2010

I Love You Phillip Morris, a 2009 film which wowed audiences at Sundance last year, is based on the real life events of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell — oh, and it’s also a gay ...

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DC judge rules against gay marriage opponents, says ‘no’ vote

A D.C. Superior Court judge Thursday rejected gay marriage opponents efforts to hold a public referendum on whether those marriages should be legal in the District of Columbia. The ruling is a major victory for gay rights activists, making it ...

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Prop 8 trial Day 3 – Witness: ‘remarkable similarities’ among gay, straight couples

The federal trial to overturn Proposition 8, the 2008 voter initiative that reinstated a California ban on same-sex marriage, entered its third day of testimony Wednesday, with a focus on the similarities and differences between homosexual and heterosexual couples, with ...

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Utah lawmaker wants to force gay marriage vote in D.C.

A House republican, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says he plans to introduce a bill granting District of Columbia residents the right to vote on gay marriage. The D.C. Council passed a bill on December 15 to legalize gay marriage in ...

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Prop 8 trial offers lessons in history as Day 2 of testimony unfolds

The legal challenge over Proposition 8 entered its second day in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday, with a few lessons in history from Ivy League historians called by the plantiffs. A Yale professor testifying in a case challenging California‘s ...

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Theodore Olson: Making the conservative case for gay marriage

As the trial over California’s ban on same-sex marriage gets underway in San Francisco this week in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, plantiff’s attorney Theodore Olson has become an unexpected crusader for the rights of millions of gay Americans. Not ...

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Gay marriage on trial as landmark Prop 8 challenge opens in federal court

Plantiffs (left to right) Paul Katami, Jeff Zarillo, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier before the start of their trial in San Francisco. Photo credit: Reuters
The trial over California‘s ban on same-sex marriage opened Monday in San Francisco in a landmark case that could ultimately lead to a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court. In opening statements challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the voter-approved ...

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Olson delivers opening remarks in Prop 8 legal challenge

The federal trial challenging the constitutionality of California‘s Proposition 8, a voter approved ban on gay marriage, began Monday with an opening statement by attorney Theodore Olson, who with David Boies, is leading the legal team representing the plaintiffs in ...

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Considering Senate run, Ford changes his position on same-sex marriage

In a sign that he’s considering considering challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in the Democratic primary, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., (D-Tennessee) has gone on the record in support of same-sex marriage. Though he twice voted in favor of ...

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Supreme Court halts plan to broadcast Prop 8 trial on YouTube

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a federal judge’s plan to broadcast the trial over California‘s ban on gay marriage by posting video on YouTube. Just an hour before the trial got under way Monday, the high court ...

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