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Minnesota school district sued over gay student harassment
Reuters
July 22, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Five students or former students sued Minnesota's biggest school district on Thursday arguing that a policy limiting staff discussions about gay and lesbian issues left them open

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Gay marriage doesn't end fight to stay in US
TODAY.com
July 22, 2011

While many gay couples in New York tie the knot on Sunday, when same-sex marriage becomes legal in the state, Ashley Abraham-Hughes and her wife, Corinne, will be watching the festivities from the other side of the Atlantic.

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Minn. school district sued over gay policy
Boston.com
July 22, 2011

Several current and former students sued Minnesota’s largest school district yesterday, saying its policy requiring staff to remain neutral when sexual orientation is discussed in the classroom prevents teachers from effectively protecting youths perceived as gay from bullying and harassment.

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US set to end ban on openly gay troops | World news
guardian.co.uk
July 22, 2011

US defence secretary to certify that repealing prohibition will not hurt military's ability to fight

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Films at NewFest
NYTimes.com
July 21, 2011

Images from some of the films playing at NewFest, a New York film festival featuring movies with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender themes.

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Couple Sues a Vermont Inn for Rejecting Gay Wedding
NY Times
July 21, 2011

A lesbian couple is suing a Vermont inn, claiming it refused to host their fall wedding reception because of their sexual orientation.

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Calif. Public Schools To Teach Gay History : NPR
NPR
July 21, 2011

Last week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill into law that would require public schools to teach gay history. For more, Robert Siegel talks to state Sen. Mark Leno, who authored the legislation.

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Michael Fitzgerald nominated for federal judgeship
SF Gate
July 21, 2011

President Obama nominated attorney Michael Fitzgerald to the federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, making Fitzgerald the first openly gay nominee for a federal judgeship in California. Fitzgerald, 51, a UC Berkeley...

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Openly Gay Man Is First Confirmed as U.S. Judge
NY Times
July 21, 2011

J. Paul Oetken, a former Clinton administration lawyer, on Monday became the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge.

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Adversaries in Gay Marriage Repeal Debate Cite Similar Values
Bloomberg
July 21, 2011

Supporters and opponents of gay marriage cited similar values as they argued the merits of a proposal to repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meeting today.

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