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Issue 48
 
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Section One - ALL STORIES
Custody ruling strengthens rights of same-sex parents
by Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

An appeals court in Virginia, where a recently enacted state law prohibits recognition of any legal relationship between same-sex couples, ruled this week that the state had to honor the ruling of a Vermont court which granted visitation to the former civil union partner of a Virginia woman.

The decision, in Janet Mille
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AIDS report card continues to give failing grades to U.S. response
"We are hopeful that with a new congressional leadership the failed policies of the past will not continue to be repeated," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Human Rights Campaign released its third annual World AIDS Day report card today highlighting yet another year of failed policies to combat the H more
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Blood on their hands - Fundamentalist Islam gets blamed for all sorts of violence, but what about the Christian variety?
by Chris Crain - SGN Contributing Writer

Tick-tock. There went a few more seconds off my proverbial 15 minutes of fame.

This week Fox News, of all media outlets, has been airing a report on fundamentalist Islam in Europe that includes a brief reference to the April 2005 Gay bashing of my boyfriend and me in Amsterdam, of a
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Arctic natives' subsistence holiday living and their loving lessons
by Rev. Barbara Allen, CMP - SGN Contributing Writer

Two old women's 2006 adventure

Two disabled old women, 144 years of life between them, embarked on a three and a half month journey to the arctic circle. Driving a classic GMC motor home with a 12-year-old care in tow, the pair overcome physical challenges to do
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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. On
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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 o
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Senior military leaders ask First Circuit to overturn 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
WASHINGTON, DC - Fourteen senior retired military leaders have filed a brief urging the First Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a lower court ruling regarding the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual service members. The leaders' brief was filed November 22 in support of the plaintiffs in Cook v. Rumsfeld, a constituti more
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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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Class Struggle - American workers have a chance to be heard.
by Jim Webb - Special to the SGN

The most important--and unfortunately the least debated--issue in politics today is our society's steady drift toward a class-based system, the likes of which we have not seen since the 19th century. America 's top tier has grown infinitely richer and more removed over the past 25 years. It is not un
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Experience the
There are many things that can spark the Christmas spirit inside of us -- the arrival of cold weather, the smell of cookies baking in the oven and the presence of family are all examples. But nothing seems to trigger the magical feelings of the holiday season quite like holiday decorations.

Wreaths, trees, Christmas lights and bows -
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Debt Again: Outgames, $5 million deficit; Gay Games, $35,000
by Jim Provenzano - SGN Contributing Writer

They claimed they would outdo the Gay Games in many ways. They said they would, according to their slogan, "play for real."

Montreal's Outgames did outdo the Gay Games in at least one way, by ending with the highest deficit for a multi-sport LGBT event in history.

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Pentagon re-classifies homosexuality as a defect
SANTA BARBARA, CA, November 17, 2006 - Congressman Marty Meehan and the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association sent letters to the Defense Department this week protesting a recently-revised military instruction which now suggests that homosexuality is a defect. Meehan (D-MA) is a member of the House Armed Services more
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ACLU of Florida sues to enforce Equal Access for Gay-Straight Alliance at Okeechobee High School
OKEECHOBEE, FL - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida today filed a lawsuit against the School Board of Okeechobee County after school district administrators unlawfully prevented students who formed the Gay-Straight Alliance of Okeechobee High School (GSA) to meet on high school grounds. School officials denied official recognition to the more
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Lesbian & Gay military veterans appeal District Court ruling on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Boston, MA - Twelve Lesbian and Gay veterans of the war on terror yesterday filed a brief in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, in Massachusetts, challenging the constitutionality of the federal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual service personnel. The case, Cook v. Rumsfeld, was filed on behalf of the plaintiffs by Serviceme more
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The AIDS Quilt Showing in Seattle

Two blocks of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display December 1-10 at Woodland