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posted Friday, September 2, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 36


New York court makes landmark ruling on rights of non-biological and non-adoptive parents
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The New York Court of Appeals - that state's equivalent of a Supreme Court - issued a major decision on August 30 clarifying the rights of non-biological and non-adoptive parents.

In doing so, the court reversed its own 1991 precedent in a case known as Alison D. v. Virginia M. and ruled that non-biological and non-
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Federal judge bars North Carolina from enforcing 'bathroom bill':

Cites Title IX sex discrimination language

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The University of North Carolina (UNC) may not enforce the 'bathroom bill' section of HB 2, the law that imposed extreme restrictions on the rights of the state's LGBT residents, a federal judge has ruled.

In his August 26 ruling, US District Judge Thomas Schroeder found in fa
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Lack of HIV testing undermines global fight against disease, WHO says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Shortfalls in HIV testing - especially in the global south - could undermine efforts to fight the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a new report.

The United Nation targets for HIV diagnosis and treatment could be missed as a result, the group said.
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Marine veteran hero of nightclub shooting to be honored at gala in San Diego
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Let's be real for a moment. Bouncers and people who work the door at nightclubs have a tough job. It's dangerous, often thankless, and the pay sucks. However - and there are many, many examples of this each year - they end up saving lives, protect the community from the 'bad' that happ
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California adopts youth suicide prevention plan
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The California legislature passed a new law on August 30 requiring the state's schools to make and implement suicide prevention plans for students in grades 7-12.

The bill, known as AB 2246, now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

The measure would requ
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Racists loved Trump immigration speech,

Latino Republicans head for the exits

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

White supremacists loved Donald Trump's August 31 speech on immigration, but Latino GOP supporters have begun deserting his campaign in droves.

Ex-Klan Wizard David Duke was 'ecstatic' over the speech, he said, so much so that he live-tweeted every anti-immigrant remark Trump ma
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Trump campaign: A nest of bigots
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Donald Trump's presidential campaign has become a nest of racist, anti-Gay bigots, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

The prestigious civil rights organization - which won national fame for the lawsuit that bankrupted the Aryan Nations - rev
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Families celebrate Justice Mary Yu
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Labor Day special feature: List of union-made beers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Labor Day picnic is a traditional and beloved end-of-summer event, and no part of the event is more beloved than ice-cold beer. So if you like a beer or two - or more - on Labor Day, why not get into the spirit of the occasion and buy union-made beer?

Our community's histo
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Man who made threats against LGBTQ community under intense scrutiny in FL
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor The tragedy that occurred at Pulse Nightclub in June, which saw the worst mass shooting in recent American history, should serve as a wakeup call to the LGBTQ community. We have to take threats seriously, and we need to demand that law enforcement do the same. While locally that has its challenges, more
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Don't be wowed -
Little details to look for in a potential home

by Jeff Hammerberg - Special to the SGN

When you walk into what turns out to be your dream home, you're blown away. It might be the color scheme or the vaulted ceilings or the massive fireplace that does it, but you're going to notice something right away that really wows you. Every room after that will make you more and more
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Retired Irish president says Catholic Church should accept Gay priests
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese has warned Catholic leaders in her country that they must accept the fact that some priests are Gay.

'We have the phenomenon of men in the priesthood who are both heterosexual and homosexual, but the church hasn't been able to come to
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