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Voices heard on marriage measure |
The Journal Gazette
March 17, 2011

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Maryland gay marriage: Why did it take legislators so long to debate same-sex marriage?
baltimoresun.com
March 17, 2011

The Maryland legislature spent weeks debating gay marriage and did nothing. What took so long?

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Gay marriage dies in House
somdnews.com
March 17, 2011

After teetering on the votes of a few members in the House of Delegates, a measure to legalize gay marriage has died.

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Estranged son of anti-gay Westboro pastor says father does 'evil'
CNN.com
March 17, 2011

An estranged son of anti-gay Kansas pastor Fred Phelps said Wednesday that the spiritual leader of Westboro Baptist Church hit his wife and beat his children with a mattock handle until they bled.

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Lady Gaga wows with her music and message
San Antonio Express-News
March 16, 2011

Whether gay, straight or bi, transsexual or just Gaga-curious, there was no better place to be Tuesday night than at AT&T Center for Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball.

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Maryland gay marriage debacle reveals cowards and civil rights myopia
Washington Post
March 16, 2011

A pace not helped at all by cowards in the state legislature who talked out of both sides of their mouths to the gay community and who refused to heed the call of leadership.

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Megachurch wants choir to sign anti-gay covenant
San Jose Mercury News
March 16, 2011

Several choir members at Orange County's Crystal Cathedral say they're upset over a document they've been asked to sign that takes a strong stand against homosexuality.

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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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