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Roundup: Gay Marriage in DC Brings Cupcakes and Clowns

Gay marriage is happening in a lot of new places this week, which always attracts a party. Meanwhile in Afghanistan some mullahs are promoting birth control and distributing condoms.

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Roundup: The Closing Arguments of Prop 8 Trial

While California puts gay marriage on trial, and possibly on camera, one state senator in Maryland tries use his state’s gay-marriage friendliness as a factor for companies to move there.

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UPDATED: Effective Immediately, Maryland Recognizes Gay Marriages Performed in Other States

Maryland’s Attorney General says the state’s marriage law allows Maryland to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, even though such marriages cannot now be legally performed in Maryland. A far right conservative has called for his impeachment.

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New Poll Shows Rising Support for Civil Unions

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows a rise in support for civil unions nationwide.

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The F Word: Willing to Reconsider

Laura Flanders of GRITtv is saying “I Do” to Ted Olson? With her love for Elizabeth, her partner of 18 years as a foundation, Flanders says she’s willing to compromise if Olson is.

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Love and Marriage: A Profile of Nancy and Joan

Zina Saunders paints a beautiful picture – literally and through an honest, loving interview – of long-time partners and newlyweds Nancy Goldstein and Joan Hilty.

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Roundup: Anti-Choicers’ Callous Disregard for Children

Clinic defense workers know that abortion
protesters often seem to care
more for
what’s in other women’s bodies than the needs of actual children. The new clinic in Massachusetts proves
no exception.

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The Prop 8 Court Case: Live Bloggers and Tweeters to Cover Hearing

Thanks to the Supreme Court you can’t watch the trial on California’s Proposition 8 live or via YouTube, but you can follow all of the live bloggers and tweeters.

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Dark Ages Now: Robert George’s Plan for America

George argues that his view of “moral order” doesn’t have to be connected to “divine revelation or biblical Scripture”—but can simply be defended as the most reasonable order.

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Catholic Church Threatens to End Social Services in DC if Gay Marriage is Approved

Washington, DC
has joined several other states in its quest for same-sex marriage. The DC
Council voted 11 to 2 in favor of same-sex marriage on December 1st. According
to DC Law, they must vote a second time on December 15th and then the bill goes
to Capitol Hill for Congressional review. Congress then has 30 days
to vote on it, or it becomes law by default.

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