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Ban on HIV-positive immigrants repealed by Senate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Contributing Writer

Twenty-one years after it was first enacted and 15 years after it was codified into immigration law, the provision banning people with HIV/AIDS from entering the US was repealed by the US Senate on July 16. The repeal came in the form of an amendment introduced by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) to the Pre
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McCain opposes same-sex adoption
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

Adoption became an issue this week in the presidential campaign - at least for Republican nominee-apparent John McCain. The New York Times, in an interview published July 13, asked the candidate whether he agrees with President Bush's position "that Gay couples should not be permitted to adopt c
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GLBT businesses, community, protestors at Bellingham Pride
by John Griffin - SGN Contributing Writer

I don't know how the practice of having Gay Pride on different dates in different cities began, but it's great! This past weekend, another exciting chapter in celebrating Pride 2008 was written in Bellingham, Washington. The chance for people to participate in Pride - not only in their hom
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Mass. prepares Gay marriage bill for out-of-staters
by Lisa Keen - Keen News Service

By the end of the month, if not the week, Massachusetts is expected to follow California's lead and approve a bill making it possible for out-of-state Gay couples to marry in that state.

The Massachusetts Senate approved the bill Tuesday, the House is expected to do so within day
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SGN announces exclusive coverage of Vancouver Gay Pride
Vancouver Gay Pride is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2008, and Seattle Gay News will be there to catch all the action. Hundreds and hundreds of Seattleites head up to Vancouver on the first weekend of August yearly to partake in the festivities, and this year is no exception as weve heard of carloads of friends already gearing up for more
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PITCH study to approach Gay men
by Scott Rice - SGN Contributing Writer

While HIV/AIDS is not the lethal and ubiquitous problem for the Queer community that it was at the height of the epidemic, the HIV infection rate in King County Gay men is still approximately 400 times higher than in heterosexuals, according to Dr. Bob Wood, director of HIV/AIDS Control
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Northlake UU Church becomes a Welcoming Congregation
Immediately following its July 13 service, the members in attendance at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church unanimously voted to become a Welcoming Congregation. The Welcoming Congregation program is a volunteer program initiated in 1989 for Unitarian Universalist congregations that see a need to become more inclusive towards Gay, Lesbian, more
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Tacoma lets the neighbors know at Out In The Park
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Bellingham Pride
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Measure to prohibit gay unions is trailing
By Bill Ainsworth - U-T SACRAMENTO BUREAU

SACRAMENTO -- Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in California, is opposed by 51 percent of likely voters with 42 percent in favor, according to a new Field Poll.

Those results put the proposed ban in a politically perilou
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Calif. marriage licenses up 250%
Los Angeles Times
28 June 08 Same-sex unions boost California's June wedding average

Survey finds that more than two and a half times the usual number of couples were issued a license.

By Francisco Vara-Orta, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

County clerks issued more than 8,500 marriag
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Zero to 60 - 2008 Honda Civic 4-DR EX-L


by J.T. Hills
SGN Contributing Writer

            TOP
·          Overall value
·          Refined
·          Safety, with six standard airbags
 
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Real Estate - A great way to expand your home's living space
Is what used to be your office now the baby's room? Have your desk and computer taken up residence in the formal living room? Are you running out of space to store your growing collection of stuff?

Now that summer is here, it's a great time to reassess how the space in your home is being used. And if you're looking for more c
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