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Missouri judge says lesbian can be foster mom

Missouri judge says lesbian can be foster mom

The Missouri Department of Social Services improperly denied a woman's application to become a foster parent because she is a lesbian, a judge ruled on Friday.

Feds end investigation of former Spokane mayor

News 2006-02-18 Feds end investigation of former Spokane mayor The U.S. Justice Department has ended a nine-month public corruption investigation of former Spokane, Wash., mayor Jim West w

Dobson defends limited protections for same-sex couples

Antigay crusader defends limited protections for same-sex couples

James Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs, Colo.–based antigay religious group Focus on the Family (pictured), has found himself the target of other far-right leaders after voicing support for a Colorado measure that would provide limited rights to same-sex couples.

Lawmakers to Catholics: Adoption by gays is the law in Massachusetts

News 2006-02-18 Lawmakers to Catholics: Adoption by gays is the law in Massachusetts Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and a top legislative leader in Boston say a request by Massachusetts's four

Gay soldiers booted from South Korean army

News 2006-02-18 Gay soldiers booted from South Korean army Eight soldiers were discharged from South Korea's military in 2005 for homosexuality, the army said Friday in Seoul, its first-ever

Plans for Moscow gay pride parade hit roadblock

News 2006-02-18 Plans for Moscow gay pride parade hit roadblock Plans for a first-ever gay pride parade in Moscow hit a major roadblock Thursday when the city administration announced that it

Poll: 52% of Australians support same-sex unions

News 2006-02-18 Poll: 52% of Australians support same-sex unions A new poll suggests that the majority of Australians support same-sex relationships. The Newspoll survey reports that 52%

Don't drink milk from an antigay cow, Illinois group says

News 2006-02-17 Don't drink milk from an antigay cow, Illinois group says Gay activists in Illinois are fighting back against Republican gubernatorial candidate and local dairy magnate Jim

New York court: Legislature should define marriage

News 2006-02-17 New York court: Legislature should define marriage A mid-level state appeals court on Thursday upheld New York's marriage law as constitutional, handing a defeat to same-sex couples

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