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NJ Commission: Civil Unions Not Enough

The New Jersey Civil Union Commission has concluded that the state’s civil union law does not give gay couples the same rights and protections as married couples, setting the stage for New Jersey to become the first state to legalize same-sex marriage by legislation, rather than by judicial edict. New Jersey should enact a law allowing gay marriage and waste …

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For Your Waterboarding Mix Tape

According to a British law group, here’s a few of the songs used by the U.S. military to torture detainees in Guantanamo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica.”Bodies,” Drowning Pool. “Shoot to Thrill,” AC/DC. “Hell’s Bells,” AC/DC. “I Love You,” from the “Barney and Friends” children’s TV show. “Born in the USA,” Bruce Springsteen. “Babylon,” David Gray. “White America,” Eminem. …

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Urban Outfitters Pulls Marriage T-Shirts

New York Magazine reports that Urban Outfitters suddenly pulled their line of t-shirts that support marriage equality, possibly because the company’s owner is an anti-gay right-wing tool who gives generously to GOP candidates and causes. A buyer cited the reason as “too much bad press” to Littman [the shirt’s creator], though the designer couldn’t find more than one blog entry …

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WingNutDaily Continues Citizenship Attack

Despite the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday not to hear the first of many suits regarding Barack Obama’s citizenship, Christianist news site WorldNetDaily continues to rally its readers to the cause. Below is their top six stories at this writing.

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NY Man Charged With Faking HIV Result, Barebacking With Duped Partner

An HIV-positive New York man faces eight years in prison on charges that he forged an HIV-negative test result in order to convince his girlfriend to have unprotected sex with him. Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn says Duane Lang could spend up to 8 years in prison if convicted of reckless endangerment and possession of a forged instrument. …

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Richard Burns To Leave NYC LGBT Center

Richard Burns, the longest-serving head of any LGBT organization in the United States, is resigning after 22 years as executive director of the NYC LGBT Community Center. Via press release: Richard Burns, Executive Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City, has announced his departure from the Center. The longest serving leader of an …

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Today: UN To Call For Global End To Criminalization Of Homosexuality
(But The United States Won’t Sign On)

In a landmark but nonbinding resolution, today the United Nations will call for the global decriminalization of homosexuality. Eighty-six countries in the world still criminalize gay sex with punishments from years of imprisonment to death. France will bring the resolution to the General Assembly with the backing of the entire European Union, many non-EU European nations, Canada, Israel, Japan, Mexico, …

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Killed Because They Thought He Was Gay

One of the two brothers attacked in Brooklyn yesterday has died of his injuries. He was beaten to death with a baseball bat because the attackers thought he and his brother were lovers. The two brothers from Ecuador had attended a church party and had stopped at a bar afterward. They may have been a bit tipsy as they walked …

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No Appeal For Larry Craig

A Minnesota court has refused to allow former Sen. Larry “Wide Stance” Craig to withdraw his guilty plea from his sex-sting arrest in the Minneapolis airport. Craig responds: “I am extremely disappointed by the action of the Minnesota Court of Appeals,” Craig (R-ID) said in a statement. “I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing …

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