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Posted on 29 Oct 2007 at 6:46pm
By Associated Press

The Associated Press Christian group suing to overturn law

SACRAMENTO The Christian group Advocates for Faith and Freedom, based in Southern California, is suing the state over a law that prohibits anti-gay discrimination in schools.

The group filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Nov. 27, in U.S. District Court in San Diego. It claims the law is unconstitutionally vague and violates student privacy.

Gay state Sen. Sheila Kuehl wrote the bill and says it is intended to consolidate existing state education laws that already prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. Opponents say the law promotes gay lifestyles to children.

Gay man wins R.I. Assembly seat

Frank Ferri, a community activist who serves as chair of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, has won a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Rhode Island General Assembly. He joins Gordon Fox, who has been the sole out member of the state’s legislature.

Civil union licenses ready in N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. Same-sex couples seeking civil unions will be able to obtain licenses at New Hampshire town and city halls on beginning Dec. 10. Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan said the licenses will be ready for couples who want to get them as soon as they go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 30, 2007

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