Poll Finds California Support Growing for Gay Marriage

March 25, 2010

from the Associated Press

A new poll finds that for the first time, more Californians support gay marriage than oppose it. Three-in-four would allow gays to serve openly in the military.

A Public Policy Institute of California survey released Wednesday found a record high 50 percent of Californians said they back gay marriage, with 45 percent opposed.

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In a Hyper-Macho Irish Sport, A Coming Out

March 25, 2010

by Henry Chu | Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Cork, Ireland — The handshake says it all: powerful, determined, tight enough to make you wince. It’s the grip of a man who stands his ground, and who challenges you for some of yours.

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Gay Retirees Face Extra Challenges

March 25, 2010

by Kimberly Palmber | U.S. News and World Report

Gay couples headed towards retirement face a double-whammy: First, according to a new study, they are less likely to be financially prepared to stop working compared to members of the general population.

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Watch Ted Olson and David Boies Discuss Their Fight for Marriage Equality

March 25, 2010

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Pentagon Changes Rules for Discharging Gays

March 25, 2010

from the Associated Press

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Thursday approved new rules that will make it harder to discharge gays from the military, calling the changes a matter of ”common sense and common decency.”

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Watch Defense Secretary Robert Gates Announce Changes to Discharges Under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

March 25, 2010

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D.C. Marriage Law Survives Senate Vote

March 25, 2010

by Lou Chibbaro Jr. | DC Agenda

The U.S. Senate voted 59-36 early Thursday to block consideration of an amendment that would force the District of Columbia to hold a referendum calling for overturning the city’s same-sex marriage law.

Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) introduced the amendment about 1 a.m. during a marathon Senate session in which Republicans introduced dozens of amendments aimed at derailing a health care reconciliation bill backed by President Obama.

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