Shiite cleric Grand Ayatolla Ali al-Sistani orders fatwa for gays and lesbians.
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The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national security clearances. Lesbian and gay advocacy groups recently found the changes in an 18-page document distributed by national security adviser Stephen Hadley on December 29, without public notice.
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Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, an opponent of same-sex marriage and a possible Republican presidential contender in 2008, declared Monday that gay couples have "a legitimate interest" when it comes to adopting children, though he is still seeking an exemption from the state's antidiscrimination law for religious-based adoption agencies.