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Spanish birth certificates to account for gay couples

News 2006-03-08 Spanish birth certificates to account for gay couples Following its legal recognition of same-sex marriage last year, Spain is now creating new birth certificates to avoid discrimi

Gay Games may still be in play for Chicago suburb

Gay rowing competition in city at first rejected, now reconsidered.

Romney wants antigay exemptions for Catholic Church

News 2006-03-08 Romney wants antigay exemptions for Catholic Church Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney said on Monday he's trying to find a way to exempt Roman Catholic social services agencies from a

Gay bishop back on the job

Bishop Gene Robinson out of rehab and back to work

Gay Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson is back on the job after spending a month receiving treatment for an alcohol problem.

Pioneering Los Angeles judge dies

News 2006-03-07 Pioneering Los Angeles judge dies Los Angeles superior court judge Robert J. Sandoval, who was one of the city's first openly gay prosecutors, has died. He was 56.

Anglican head says church may split over gay bishops

Anglican head says church may split over gay bishops

The head of the worldwide Anglican Communion has warned that the church of 70 million people may fundamentally split over the consecration of gay bishops.

Supreme Court unanimously upholds Solomon Amendment

Military recruiters must be allowed on college campuses, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that colleges that accept federal money must allow military recruiters on campus, despite university objections to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays.

Presbyterian minister acquitted for performing same-sex unions

News 2006-03-07 Presbyterian minister acquitted for performing same-sex unions A longtime Presbyterian minister who was the first of her faith to be tried for officiating at the unions of gay couples w

Virginia senate kills proposed gay student club ban

Virginia senate kills proposed gay student club ban

A Virginia state senate committee on Thursday voted to kill a bill that critics argued would have given school boards the right to ban gay-straight alliances in high schools.

Chicago suburb rejects Gay Games event

Commissioners in the Crystal Lake Park District vote not to allow a rowing competition that will be part of the Games.

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