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Supreme Court rejects same sex couple’s adoption bid

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court turned down a gay couple’s request Tuesday to have both of their names listed as the parents of an adopted boy. The nine justices rejected without comment the appeal by Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith, backing a federal appeals court ruling earlier this…

North Carolina voters to weigh in on same sex marriage ban

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – North Carolina residents will vote next year on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage after the Senate on Tuesday approved putting the issue on a statewide ballot. The 30-16 vote was enough to reach a three-fifths threshold needed to place an amendment to the…

Two arrested in anti-gay beating at famed NY gay bar

2 arrested in anti-gay beating at NYC bar where 1969 riot helped spur gay rights movement A patron at the Stonewall Inn, a powerful symbol of the gay rights movement since protests over a 1969 police raid there, was tackled to the floor and beaten in an anti-gay bias attack…

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