Recent Headlines

Panel to take up amendment against gay marriage
AP
March 16, 2011

State senators plan to debate a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions in Indiana.

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NH rep who suggested disabled go to Siberia quits
Yahoo! News
March 15, 2011

A 91-year-old freshman lawmaker who suggested the mentally disabled should be shipped to Siberia resigned Monday from the state House and said he was sorry that his "big mouth caused this furor."

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Openly gay lawmakers influence marriage debate
Richmond Times-Dispatch
March 15, 2011

Of America's 7,382 state legislators, only 85 are openly gay or lesbian. They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned role when the agenda turns to recognizing same-sex couples with civil unions or full marriage rights.

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St. Lucia Decries Attack on 3 Gay US Tourists
ABC News
March 15, 2011

The armed robbery of three gay Americans in St. Lucia has officials there scrambling to assure visitors that the Caribbean island is safe.

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Bill by San Francisco lawmaker Tom Ammiano targets bullying
San Francisco Examiner
March 15, 2011

State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill targeting school bullying. AB 9,known as “Seth’s Law,” requires schools to update anti-harassment and -discrimination policies and actively educate staff and students on the harmful effects of bullying.

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Obama should uphold the law
Journal Times
March 15, 2011

We heard there was a resurgence in role-playing games. We just didn't realize the trend had penetrated the White House.

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Judge grants lesbian marriage name change
The Argus Leader
March 15, 2011

On Monday afternoon, a judge's signature gave two Sioux Falls women who were legally married in Iowa the right to use their married names in their home state.

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South Africans decry rapes of lesbians, call for government action
The Canadian Press
March 15, 2011

Rights activists are speaking out against rapes targeting lesbians in South Africa. About 25 demonstrators rallied outside parliament Monday while their leaders met with government representatives.

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New citizenship guide focuses on rights, values
Montreal Gazette
March 15, 2011

Newcomers referring to Canada's citizenship study guide will find changes including sections that outline an emphasis on Canada's democratic principles, recognition that gay and lesbian couples have access to marriage and that forced marriage is not tolerated in the country

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Montgomery County Ethics Commission Dismisses Complaint Against Dana Beyer
Pam's House Blend
March 14, 2011

The Maryland Citizens For Responsible Government filed a possible fraudulent ethics complaint against transgender woman Dana Beyer.

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