Recent Headlines

D.C. police agree to address complaints about gay hate-crime documentation
The Washington Post
July 7, 2011

Police will meet with community leaders in the coming months to try to soothe discontent with their handling of bias-related incidents that target the District’s gay, lesbian and transgender population, department officials and gay rights advocates said Wednesday.

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City Setting Sunday Hours to Grant Gay Unions
The New York Times
July 7, 2011

The law legalizing same-sex weddings goes into effect on a day when municipal offices are usually closed, but city officials said they are willing to accommodate a historic moment.

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Justice Department strongly backs gays on marriage
SF Gate
July 7, 2011

The latest San Francisco court filing on same-sex marriage reads like a gay rights manifesto: It rejects tradition, morals and procreation as justifications for marriage restrictions and concludes that a federal ban on...

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Witnesses testify about shooting of gay teen in Oxnard
latimes.com
July 7, 2011

On the second day of Brandon McInerney's murder trial, prosecutor queries six students about strained relations between McInerney and 15-year-old Larry King in the days before the February 2008 shooting that left King dead from two shots to the back of his head.

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Court: U.S. must stop enforcing 'don't ask, don't tell'
Seattle Times Newspaper
July 7, 2011

A federal appeals court issued a ruling Wednesday that ends enforcement of the law banning openly gay people from serving in the military, citing the Obama administration's recent determination that gays and lesbians have suffered a history of discrimination.

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States' Rights Wrong for Marriage Equality
Daily Beast
July 6, 2011

President Barack Obama didn’t want to say whether he thinks same-sex marriage is a civil right after being asked at a news conference last week. To deny it would inflame equality advocates both straight and gay.

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Why Obama Keeps Winning Gay Battles But Losing The War
Equality Matters
July 6, 2011

President Barack Obama seems puzzled. Why is his record on queer rights continually being questioned simply because he’s stagnated on supporting marriage equality?

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Failed Prophet Harold Camping Moved to Nursing Home
Gwaker
July 6, 2011

Last month, 89-year-old apocalypse forecaster Harold Camping suffered a stroke, likely related to the cumulative stress of having failed to deliver on big rapture promises.

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Pat Buchanan Is Still An Anti-Gay Bigot
Equality Matters
July 6, 2011

Buchanan laments New York’s recent decision to embrace marriage equality, arguing that homosexuality is “unnatural and immoral” while calling same-sex marriage “an Orwellian absurdity”

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Legislation: Assembly approves bill to require textbooks and history lessons to include contributions of gays
latimes.com
July 6, 2011

The bill is sent to the governor; he has 12 days to sign it or veto it.

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