November 24, 2006
Volume 34
Issue 47
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Section One

Alaskan lawmakers defy state Supreme Court over domestic partner benefits - Governor Murkowski to leave decision about court order to Gov.-elect
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Alaskan lawmakers thumbed their nose at the Alaska State Supreme Court on Monday, ending their seven day special session without taking steps to obey a court imposed deadline that mandates the state provide benefits to same-sex partners of state employees. Instead, they took steps to derail the process.

In addition to passing
N.J. Catholic diocese attempts to silence Seattle Gay activist - Unitarian congregation to lose lease over invitation to Marc Adams
"We find what Father Lavin and the Diocese of Camden have done to be completely unacceptable," HeartStrong Executive Director Marc Adams says. "We refuse to allow them to imply that my message and the message of HeartStrong is wrong, sinful or unacceptable. They may be able to attempt to try to intimidate or silence those who subscribe to their more
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Human Rights Campaign releases buying for Equality 2007
New guide gives consumers tool for buying products from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender friendly companies during the holiday shopping season

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the official beginning of the holiday shopping season is set to start, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT
Task Force Executive Director delivers annual 'State of the Movement' speech
"Let's remember this moment of hope and optimism as the time that, with incredible pride in all we've accomplished, we lifted our heads up and re-embraced a vision and an agenda where equality is the floor and a transformed America is the ceiling."

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Matt Foreman presented his ag
Anti-Gay Senator becomes next RNC Chair
WASHINGTON - Below is a statement from Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization on the announcement that Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) will head the Republican National Committee (RNC).

"Senator Martinez was elected in 2004 by taking page on

Russian Gays
Moscow Gay Pride

Russia can be a difficult place to live if you're gay,

especially now, with talk of sending gays to the gulag. (Runs 5:40)

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Commuting HIV's death sentence - The good news is that people are living longer with HIV. The bad news is the virus still a killer.
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

When I came out in the early '90s, a diagnosis of HIV didn't just feel like a death sentence - it was one. In those very dark years before the drug "cocktail," the Gay papers were chock full of sometimes dozens of obituaries each week - men in their 30s and 40s, struck down in their prime by A
Adoption, surrogacy agreements help Gay couples
by Elaine G. DuCharme - Special to the SGN

"Today the law and society fully recognize (as well they should) the value of children who join the human family by means of in vitro fertilization, sperm donation, egg donation or surrogacy or who join a new family by way of adoption."

Many states have allowed Gay adoptions. Onl
Reproductive freedom advocate, attorneys in landmark case, student editors receive ACLU awards
Reproductive freedom advocate Marcy Bloom, attorneys Don Scaramastra and David Taylor, and student editors Claire Lueneburg and Sara Eccleston are to receive awards from the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington.

The awards were presented at the ACLU's Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner on Saturday, Nov.18 at the Red Lion Hotel
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