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Section One

NINE THOUSAND RALLY FOR GAY PRIDE IN JERUSALEM
JERUSALEM, November 10-- "Jerusalem Gay Pride was a huge success, and passed peaceably," said Noa Sattath, Executive Director of JOH. "We must continue to advocate for equality and from freedom of speech here. Jerusalem is home to many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. I am proud of the way the community faced the violence and hatred directed at us these past more
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South Africa parliament OKs gay marriage
By CLARE NULLIS, Associated Press Writer

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The South African parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation recognizing gay marriages - a first for a continent where homosexuality is largely taboo.

By a vote of 230-41 with three abstentions, the National Assembly passed the Civil Union Bill, a
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Massachusetts Ballot Battle Delayed but not Forgotten
By Lisa Keen - SGN Contributing Writer

The battle between pro and anti-gay forces in Massachusetts is fierce and, despite news reports last week suggesting it's over, it's not. But the fight is not without its humor. As picketers lined opposite sides of the street passing in front of the Massachusetts state house last Thursday, November 9,
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No longer a liability: Gay, Gay friendly candidates win election
"The electorate is very fair minded and very supportive of LGBT civil rights," said ERW's Josh Friedes. by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Its been over a decade since an only Gay candidate has served in the state Senate. Now, a second will follow in his footsteps. Ed Murray won election to the Senate after an 11 year career in th
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Russian Gay activist vows to fight on
LONDON, November 12, 2006 -- The Russian Gay activist Nicolai Alekseev has vowed to fight on after Moscow Pride 2006 was officially banned by Moscow's mayor and the protest about this was disrupted.

In a moving and inspiring speech to his audience at the Gay & Lesbian Humanist Association's annual lunch in London on Saturday, Alekseev
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Adoption, surrogacy agreements help Gay couples
by Elaine G. DuCharme - Special to the SGN

"Today the law and society fully recognize (as well they should) the value of children who join the human family by means of in vitro fertilization, sperm donation, egg donation or surrogacy or who join a new family by way of adoption."

Many states have allowed Gay adoptions. Onl
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Bush Global AIDS gag is harmful to public health, groups tell Appeals Court
Bush Global AIDS gag is harmful to public health, groups tell Appeals Court WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union and 26 public health experts, human rights and HIV/AIDS organizations are urging a federal appeals court to reject a government policy that restricts the ability of U.S. groups to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in other countr more
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ACLU of Florida sues to enforce Equal Access for Gay-Straight Alliance at Okeechobee High School
OKEECHOBEE, FL - The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida today filed a lawsuit against the School Board of Okeechobee County after school district administrators unlawfully prevented students who formed the Gay-Straight Alliance of Okeechobee High School (GSA) to meet on high school grounds. School officials denied official recognition to more
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