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APA Rejects “Ex-Gay” Therapy

First, the good news – the American Psychological Association has repudiated so-called “ex-gay” therapies that purport to change gay people into straight people. “Contrary to claims of sexual orientation change advocates and practitioners, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to

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CA Prop 8 Ruling – Some Comments

More Light Presbyterians: It is incredulous that legal, equal and civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and their families were not protected by either the Court or the electorate in a state within a country that is committed to life, liberty and

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All But Marriage in Washington State

Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire has signed a law expanding rights to gay and lesbian domestic partners. Surrounded by about 300 people — most of them gay and lesbian couples and their children — Gov. Chris Gregoire on Monday signed legislation giving registered same-sex domestic

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Friday News Roundup

– New Hampshire is set to become the sixth state to enact marriage equality. Governor says he’ll sign a bill with extra religious protections: Gov. John Lynch said Thursday he will sign a bill to make his state the sixth to legalize gay marriage as

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NY Inches Closer to Marriage Equality

The New York Assembly passed a gay marriage bill today on a vote of 89 – 52. Four weeks after Governor Paterson announced plans to introduce a gay marriage bill in New York, it passed its first vote today. Since that day, when the governor

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Maine Makes it Five!

The Great State of Maine has become the fifth state to recognize marriage equality for gays and lesbians! Gov. Jim Baldacci signed the legislation into law today: “I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the

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Setback for Presby Gay Clergy

Gay clergy in the Presbyterian Church will have to wait for yet another round of voting before they’ll be approved for ordination. A presbytery vote on removing the prohibition against gay clergy has failed – but by a closer margin than the last time a

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Marriage Equality Support on the Rise

Despite the ridiculous fear mongering of those opposed to marriage equality for same-gender partners, the population at large gets it. A new NY Times/CBS poll shows the highest support yet for marriage equality – 42 percent now support it, up from just 33 percent last