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Boy Scouts president: Lift ban on gay adults – WGAL Lancaster

Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults in remarks (PDF) at the organization’s national business meeting Thursday. The president of the Boy Scouts of America called for the organization to end its ban on gay adults […]

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Gay Science "Wrong" (video) – Exclaim!

“Wrong” (video) Evidently Gay Science have a bit of a soft spot for Friedrich Nietzsche. Not only do they take their name from one of the philosopher’s books, but the man himself appears in the band’s new video. “Wrong” is a scorching noise rock track in which blood-curdling shouts emerge amidst a din of thundering […]

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Richard Rawstorn (L) with Richard Andrew (2L) from Christchurch and Jess Ives (R) and Rachel Briscoe (2R) from the Bay of Islands celebrate being married during the first same sex marriage at the Rotorua Museum in Rotorua on Monday, August 19, 2013. More than 30 same-sex couples will say

Study on gay marriage views retracted after allegations of fake data – Politico

Getty By Nick Gass 5/20/15 9:14 AM EDT Updated 5/20/15 6:39 PM EDT One of the authors of a recent study that claimed that short conversations with gay people could change minds on same-sex […]

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Are gays ‘born that way’? Most Americans now say yes, but science says no – Lifesite

PRINCETON, NJ, May 20, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — For the first time, a majority of Americans say that homosexuals are “born that way.” According to the latest Gallup poll, 51 percent of Americans say that people are born gay or lesbian, while only 30 percent say outside factors such as upbringing and environment determine sexual orientation. […]

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Why the bad science of the no campaign shouldn’t sway Ireland’s voters – The Guardian

The Irish marriage equality referendum on 22 May is a truly historic moment. For an island once considered the last vanguard of the Vatican, this is a seminal moment. Polls indicate high levels of support , and every political party bar none is advocating a vote for marriage equality. This is an incredible shift for […]

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Why the Boy Scouts can do no right politically - Washington Post

Why the Boy Scouts can do no right politically – Washington Post

A Boy Scout wears an Eagle Scot neckerchief during a 2013 parade in Austin, Texas. (Eric Gay) “We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it would be,” Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates announced to an auditorium full of scouting officials and volunteers Thursday. “The status quo in […]

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Vote in Ireland Could Complete a Rapid Shift on Gay Marriage – New York Times

To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations – all free. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account » Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more » Source Article from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/world/europe/vote-in-ireland-could-complete-a-rapid-shift-on-gay-marriage.htmlVote in Ireland Could Complete a Rapid Shift on Gay Marriage – New York Timeshttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNGZFrNhroaRcjG3YOu6xOx8ss-YRQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778841977187&ei=VuxeVaDvD7K88QGi-4GoAQ&url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/world/europe/vote-in-ireland-could-complete-a-rapid-shift-on-gay-marriage.htmlhttp://news.google.com/news?q=gay&output=rssgay – Google NewsGoogle Newshttp://www.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Boy Scouts president’s call to end gay leader ban draws mixed reaction – Los Angeles Times

Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, urged the group on Thursday during its annual meeting in Atlanta to end its ban on gay leaders, saying the prohibition “cannot be sustained.” “I truly fear that any other alternative will be the end of us as a national movement,” said Gates, former […]

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Judge strikes down Alabama same-sex marriage ban, but puts hold on ruling – CNN

(CNN)A federal judge in Alabama ruled Thursday that same-sex couples have the right to marry throughout the state, but she put her ruling on hold until the Supreme Court decides the issue this spring. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile had issued a preliminary injunction in February prohibiting the state Attorney General Luther Strange […]

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America’s Only Openly Gay Imam – Daily Beast

Think you have challenges in your life? What do you think the challenges are for a gay, black, Muslim who is the United States’ first openly gay Imam? Well, Imam Daayiee Abdullah is all those things. Plus you can add one more thing to his description: He’s truly one of the most optimistic people you will […]

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Southern Ireland to vote on gay marriage – Hamilton Spectator

DUBLIN — As the Republic of Ireland prepares to vote on gay marriage, polls show overwhelming support to change the law and underscore the increasingly secular nature of what was once among the most devout Catholic societies in Europe. The “yes” campaign has unified diverse strands of Irish society — from […]

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Ireland says gay marriage good for business – Economic Times

DUBLIN: Gay marriage can help attract foreign investment, the Irish government said on Thursday ahead of a referendum on the issue that has been publicly backed by global technology giants including Google, Ebay and Twitter. When Ireland began to attract US firms with tax breaks in the 1960s, the government was still using the country’s […]

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Boy Scouts’ Leader Says Ban on Gay Adults Not Sustainable – ABC News

The national president of the Boy Scouts, Robert Gates, says the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and is urging change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles. In a speech Thursday in Atlanta to the Scouts’ national annual meeting, Gates referred to recent moves by Scout […]

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Mother Posts India’s First Gay Marriage Advert to Seek Groom for Her Son – TIME

Adnan Abidi—Reuters A participant holds a placard during Delhi Queer Pride Parade, an event promoting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, in New Delhi on Nov. 30, 2014 Homosexuality is illegal in the South Asian nation On the face of it, the matrimonial ad placed by 57-year-old Mumbai resident Padma Iyer in an Indian tabloid […]

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New Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma – New York Times

To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations – all free. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account » Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more » Source Article from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/opinion/new-blood-donor-policy-same-gay-stigma.htmlNew Blood-Donor Policy, Same Gay Stigma – New York Timeshttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNHKNyg5mPFhRLj-HxclVYuvUWK2-Q&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778848983213&ei=ShheVdD6BuTL8QGTyIGoDg&url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/opinion/new-blood-donor-policy-same-gay-stigma.htmlhttp://news.google.com/news?q=gay&output=rssgay – Google NewsGoogle Newshttp://www.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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Major Gay Marriage Study Was Fabricated, Author Admits – Daily Caller

A study purporting to show that people’s views on gay marriage could change simply by meeting gay people has been retracted following revelations that its data was fabricated. The study was published last December in Science, and prior to publication drew a great deal of attention from the American media. Vox, for instance, […]

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Coming out: Catholic Ireland looks in mirror as it debates whether to legalize … – Minneapolis Star Tribune

DUBLIN — Gays in Ireland often have faced a stark choice between leading secret lives or emigrating to more liberal lands. This week, the Irish could turn that tradition on its head and vote to legalize same-sex marriage in the world’s first national referendum on the matter. The campaign ahead of Friday’s constitutional referendum has […]

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Youth sport ‘not safe’ for homosexual men and women in Australia – survey – The Guardian

The world’s first study on homophobia in sport has revealed an alarming statistic: 70% of respondents feel that youth sport in Australia is not safe and supportive for gay people. The Out on the Fields study canvassed the views of almost 9,500 people – of which around a quarter were heterosexual men and women – […]

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Jindal to Protect Business Owners Who Oppose Gay Marriage via Executive Order – Christian Post

(Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts) Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) arrives to speak at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland February 26, 2015. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will issue an executive order meant to protect businesses from being legally compelled to service gay marriages due to religious objections. In response to the […]

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Retraction Sought in Study on Views of Gay Marriage – New York Times

To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations – all free. Don’t have an account yet?Create an account » Subscribed through iTunes and need an NYTimes.com account?Learn more » Source Article from http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/science/author-of-study-on-changing-views-of-gay-marriage-seeks-its-retraction.htmlRetraction Sought in Study on Views of Gay Marriage – New York Timeshttp://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNFCJ-QVDfDdkR8acu-MyPBiSSMXOQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52778848043716&ei=PUVdVYgnqcfzAaWTgbgD&url=http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/science/author-of-study-on-changing-views-of-gay-marriage-seeks-its-retraction.htmlhttp://news.google.com/news?q=gay&output=rssgay – Google NewsGoogle Newshttp://www.gstatic.com/news-static/img/logo/en_us/news.gif

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A pro-equality mural by artist Joe Caslin on the side of the Mercantile building in Dublin on April 18, 2015.

What to Know About Ireland’s Historic Referendum on Gay Marriage – TIME

Paulo Nunes Dos Santos—The New York Times/Redux A pro-equality mural by artist Joe Caslin on the side of the Mercantile building in Dublin on April 18, 2015. Opinion polls suggest Ireland will become the first country to pass a gay marriage amendment by referendum Ireland is on the verge of becoming the first country in […]

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