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Miami judge rules against Florida gay adoption ban

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By CURT ANDERSON Ruling means that Martin Gill, (left) 47, and his male partner can adopt two brothers, ages 4 and 8, whom he has cared for as foster children since December 2004. Judge Cindy Lederman, Miami-Dade Co. Juvenile Division (left inset). (ABC) MIAMI (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ruled that a strict Florida law that blocks gay people from adopting children is unconstitutional, declaring there was no legal or scientific reason for sexual orientation alone to prohibit anyone from adopting. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman said the 31-year-old…read more

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Court makes Conn. 3rd state to allow gay marriage

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By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. – A sharply divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay couples have the right to get married, saying legislators did not go far enough when they approved same-sex civil unions that were identical to marriages in virtually every respect except the name. The 4-3 ruling will make Connecticut the third state, behind Massachusetts and California, to allow same-sex marriages, decisions that in all cases were made by the highest state court. The decision marks the first time that a court rejected…read more

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[CA] State ban on gay marriage overturned

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[From SignOnSanDiego.com] State ban on gay marriage overturned By Greg Moran UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER May 15, 2008 The state Supreme Court struck down California’s law banning same sex couples from getting married, in a historic decision Thursday that declared the law unconstitutional discrimination. The decision will surely touch off an impassioned political fight. The 4-3 opinion is the high court’s most important civil rights decision in more than a decade, and it is an epic legal victory for same-sex marriage advocates. California is now the second state in the nation…read more

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Conservative minister targets Microsoft over gay rights

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[From PageOneQ ] Anti-gay pastor and Antioch Bible Church leader Rev. Ken Hutcherson is advancing his battle against corporate giant Microsoft’s supposed support of the “homosexual agenda” today, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “There are 256 Fortune 500 companies alone pouring millions upon millions of dollars into pushing the homosexual agenda,” Hutcherson explains to the Telegraph. In what he calls a “David vs. Goliath” battle and part of a larger culture war, the Reverend is instructing his followers to buy and donate shares of Microsoft stock to his church, located near…read more

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