Tag: Associated Press

Sex abuse becomes an epidemic

LGBT people no more likely than heterosexuals to be perpetrators, but all organizations should take precautions to protect youth   The seemingly never-ending reports of lawsuits and criminal complaints being filed by people...

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Experts: Prop 8 ruling may dodge high court

9th Circuit panel crafts its decision striking down California amendment narrowly, avoids question of whether other states can ban marriage LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Conservative critics like to point out...

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Court won’t release videos from Prop 8 trial

A federal appeals court refused Thursday to unseal video recordings of a landmark trial on the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban but said it needed more time to decide if a lower court judge properly struck down the voter-approved ban.

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Marriage bill clears Washington Senate

House vote expected as early as next week, but referendum looms LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service Washington State is well-poised to become the seventh state — and the second-largest — where same-sex marriage is legal. The...

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Marriage bills to be debated in Wash. state

Public hearings on House, Senate measures set for Monday FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill to legalize same-sex marriage has been filed in the Washington House as a companion bill to the measure filed last week...

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TOP 10: Gays began serving openly in U.S. military

No 1: Legislation to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” passed Congress last year and was signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 22, 2010. But 2011 was the year of implementation. While other countries that changed policies about...

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Clinton makes history with speech to the U.N.

Secretary of State calls on all nations to make sure LGBTs are treated with respect, dignity; president directs agencies to protect LGBT rights Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com U.S. Secretary of State Hillary...

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Appeals court rejects ‘homophobic panic’ claim

Lawyers for Robert Van Hook, convicted of murdering gay man in 1985, told court psychological reports could have supported his claims of mental disease LISA CORNWELL  |  Associated Press editor@dallasvoice.com CINCINNATI — A...

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