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posted Friday, November 12, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 46
Section One - ALL STORIES
Man sentenced in Capitol Hill anti-Gay hate crime
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On November 5, King County Superior Court Judge William Downing sentenced Hakeem Ahmed Musa, 24, a man who beat and robbed a victim because of his sexual orientation, to five months in jail on counts of theft, assault and malicious harassment - the state's hate crime statute.

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Daily confusion mess surrounds DADT at Pentagon/Congress
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and the new Marine commandant General James Amos made contradictory statements over the weekend regarding, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (DADT), while speculation surfaced about a deal that would remove the repeal provision from the defense funding bill, which has
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Shirvell fired over attack on Gay University of Michigan student
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, was fired on November 8.

According to the Associated Press, Shirvell was let go during a disciplinary hearing related to the issue. The attorney general's office ori
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Bigots lose again: Rick Larsen beats John Koster, Charlie Wiggins leads Richard Sanders, Morrell vs. Zeiger in doubt
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Anti-Gay Republican John Koster has conceded defeat to incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen in the tight race to represent the 2nd Congressional District.

Koster made his announcement November 10. Associated Press, the Seattle Times, and other media outlets had called the race for Larsen
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General Gayety: Look homeward, Lesbian
by Leslie Robinson - SGN Contributing Writer

It was a North Carolina author, Thomas Wolfe, who wrote You Can't Go Home Again. My partner Anne decided to ignore him and go home to North Carolina anyway.

I decided to go along to help her clean out the family home in Rutherfordton. Over four grueling days, we lifted and
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GLAD/ACLU: Two new lawsuits versus DOMA
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Two new lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of DOMA - the federal Defense of Marriage Act - were filed on November 9.

Pedersen v. Office of Professional Management (OPM) was filed by GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) in the U.S. District Court for Connecticut. more
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Schumm study a sham
by Wayne Besen - SGN Contributing Writer

I was relaxing on vacation in Nova Scotia with my parents when my father called me over to the computer. He pointed to a shocking article about a new 'study' written by Walter Schumm, a Kansas State University family studies professor, claiming that children of Gay parents were 1.7 to 1
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'It's better to like pretty girls than Gay boys,' says Silvio Berlusconi
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing coalition government is teetering on the brink of collapse in the wake of multiple business and sex scandals.

Berlusconi, a media tycoon as well as a politician, has been charged with a number of criminal offenses including collusion
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Pope interferes in Spanish politics, Queers hold kiss-in
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Visiting Spain on November 7, Pope Benedict XVI directly attacked Spanish laws allowing same-sex marriage, divorce, and easier access to abortion.

The pope was in Barcelona to dedicate Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) church as a basilica.

In response, ab
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U.S. grants asylum to Mexican Trans woman
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Alexandra Reyes has been granted asylum by a U.S. immigration judge, based on the persecution she suffered as a Transgender woman in Mexico.

The Board of Immigration Appeals withheld her removal from the U.S. after determining that the Mexican government would not protect her fr
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LGBT election wrapup
by Rex Wockner - SGN Contributing Writer

There was all kinds of LGBT news on election night. Of course, the Democrats lost their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is bad news for efforts to pass the Gay legislation that President Barack Obama promised us. The Democrats maintain a small majority in the U.S. S
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First openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to retire
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Bishop V. Gene Robinson, whose consecration as the first openly Gay bishop in the Episcopal Church set off a rift in the global Anglican Communion, announced to his New Hampshire diocese on Saturday that he intended to step down.

His reason for departing? Being the center
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Where do I shop if the grocery workers go on strike?
Courtesy of Pride At Work Grocery workers at the biggest chain stores in the Puget Sound area have voted to reject their employers' latest contract offer and authorize a strike.

The vote was a whopping 94% in favor of strike authorization.

This vote comes after nine months of negotiations and more than 20 meet
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The Outfield: Safe athletes at Bucknell
by Dan Woog - SGN Contributing Writer

Men's lacrosse was the last team Sean Coyne thought he'd see at Bucknell University's Gay dance party.

But that's where they were last spring. They came not to mock the event, but to have a good time. Later, several players thanked Coyne for inviting them.

He
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Military gay ban intact
Lyle Denniston Reporter

(UPDATED) Without noting a dissent, but with Justice Kagan not taking part, the Court denied a gay rights advocacy group's plea to block the military from enforcing the 1993 law that bars gays and lesbians from serving openly in the services. The order means the policy will remain in effect at least throug
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Log Cabin Republicans File Reply with US Supreme Court to Government's Nov. 10 Opposition
Attached please find Log Cabin Republicans' reply in support of its application to the US Supreme Court to vacate the Ninth Circuit's order staying US District Court Judge Phillips's judgment and permanent injunction in Log Cabin Republicans vs United States of America. The Log

Cabin Republicans' repl
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Student sues after being cut by coach over pink cleats
By Chris Joyner, USA TODAY

JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi high school student has sued his school district, claiming his football coach dismissed him from the team for wearing pink cleats during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

According to the suit, filed last week in Simpson County Chancery Court, Mendenh
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Social conservatives strike back at gay-Tea Party alliance
more Jonathan Strong The Daily Caller

A key social conservative group is striking back at a fledgling alliance between a gay right wing organization and 15 leaders of local Tea Party chapters across the country who urged Republican leaders Monday to avoid social issues.

Citing a memo sent last week to Republican le
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Gay Michigan student defends suspended teacher
By Liz Goodwin

A 14-year-old who issued an impassioned defense of a suspended teacher has become a bit of an Internet folk hero in a new viral video. Over the weekend, gossip blogger Perez Hilton and several other high-traffic sites picked up the video, which features the dramatic testimonial of Ann Arbor, Mich., teen Graeme Tay
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Kolakowski is first transgender elected judge
Matthai Kuruvila
Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle

OAKLAND - Victoria Kolakowski declared victory Monday in a tightly contested race for Alameda County Superior Court, making her what is believed to be the nation's first transgender judge.

In the final, uncertified tally, Kolakowski defea
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Hillary Clinton not for gay marriage?
See these interviews in Australia with Hillary Clinton

videos:
http://www.towleroad.com/2010/11/has-hillary -clinton-evolved-on-marriage-equality-like-her-husband.html
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