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Roundup: News From
Around the World

Hundreds protest marriage-equality veto in Vermont, New York's harsh drug laws undone, and more.

Veto? Hell, no! Hundreds gathered on Friday at the Vermont statehouse to protest Gov. Jim Douglas's intention to veto marriage-equality legislation. Drop the Rock: New York lawmakers have reached a deal to dismantle the state's 1970s-era Rockefeller drug laws, some of the nation's harshest. Welcome: For the first time, an openly gay and partnered man has been ordained into the Episcopal priesthood in the Diocese of San Diego. Survey says: A new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that 49% of respondents oppose allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in the state, compared to 44% who favor it.

Finally: Alberta, Canada, will write protection for sexual orientation into its human rights law , 10 years after the country's high court extended those rights. Busy signals: Residents of Kalamazoo, Mich., have deluged City Hall with e-mails, phone messages, and mail to voice their opinions on extending a nondiscrimination ordinance to LGBT individuals.

Cause for concern: Forty percent of new HIV cases in the United Kingdom last year were among gay men, twice the number of a decade ago.

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