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Connecticut Civil Unions

Earlier this week, Connecticut became the second state after Vermont to recognize same-sex civil unions. It was the first state to do so by an act of the legislature rather than the judiciary. The good news is that this milestone caused barely a ripple, news-wise. The other good news is that couples unionized (or is […]

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Arnie Terminates Same-Sex Marriage in California

On Thursday, as promised, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed the same-sex marriage bill that had passed the California state legislature. He cited constitutional confusion that would result if the bill passed, since a state appeals court is already considering the constitutionality of the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Schwarzenegger did speak out in favor of domestic partnerships, […]

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Banned Books Week

The American Library Association (ALA) is sponsoring their 14th annual Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, September 24-October 1, to remind Americans not to take intellectual freedom for granted. In observance of Banned Books Week, the ALA publishes a list of the most challenged books and authors of the previous year. A challenge […]

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Finding Leverage: LGBT Rights and the Unbiased but Unknowing

I was talking recently with another local mom, who has a toddler about the same age as mine. She’s straight, but has been totally accepting of my relationship and our family. She’d recently enrolled her child in a daycare program that she liked, and wanted to know if I’d be interested. It turned out that […]

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LGBT Family News, Good and Bad

Ontario Christian School in California has expelled a 14-year-old student because her parents are lesbians, the Associated Press reports via Yahoo! News. School policy dictates that at least one parent must avoid actions “immoral or inconsistent with a positive Christian life style, such as cohabitating without marriage or in a homosexual relationship.” The parents should […]

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