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California Supreme Court legalizes marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The Supreme Court of California today ruled 4-3 in favor of legalizing marriage for same-sex couples and knocked down the state’s ban on gay marriage. The court also ruled that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for the extension of full marriage rights. The case was brought by the …

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Anti-gay amendment introduced in N.C. Senate

N.C. State Sen. Jim Forrester introduced an anti-LGBT, anti-marriage constitutional amendment on May 14, as the state legislature returned for its biennial short session. RALEIGH — On May 14, anti-gay N.C. State Sen. Jim Forrester (R-Gaston) introduced to the N.C. Senate an anti-family, anti-marriage constitutional amendment. The state legislature returned to their biennial short session …

Pride Charlotte announces date, looks for sponsors

CHARLOTTE — The Pride Charlotte Task Force has announced the date of its 2008 festival. Currently slated for July 26, 2008, the event’s date is a full month prior to its traditional August event. The festival will take place 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Gateway Village at Trade and Cedar streets, across from Johnson …

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Vigil planned for anniversary of Kennedy murder

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A candle light vigil will be held this Friday, May 16, on the one-year anniversary of the murder of openly gay college student Sean Kennedy. The event is co-hosted by Sean’s Last Wish, Faith in America and the South Carolina Progressive Network. The vigil will begin at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Greenville’s …

Washington Blade un-endorses Clinton

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, The Washington Blade, one of the nation’s leading sources of LGBT news, practically un-endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton in her bid for the Democratic nomination for president. On the paper’s website, Editor Kevin Naff said Clinton’s “time had come,” citing her defeat in North Carolina and her lackluster win in Indiana. …

ACLU condemns Supreme Court decision on domestic partner benefits

Originally published by The Michigan Messenger Wednesday (05/07) at 9:29 PM LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court’s ruling which holds same-sex domestic partner benefits offered by public employers in the state violate the state’s Constitutional amendment, is being condemned by civil liberties advocates, elected officials and some of the people who stand to lose …

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National ACLU takes control of S.C. chapter

COLUMBIA — The Free Times reports that the national body of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) voted to take over operational control of its South Carolina state affiliate. According to The Free Times, the national board voted 74-4 on April 27 to take control of the state board of directors, an action known as …

Give mom a stress-free Mother’s Day

Tips for to make the day one to remember

It’s a day for breakfast in bed, bouquets of flowers, special gifts and simply saying “thank you.” For all the work Mom does throughout the year she deserves to be pampered on Mother’s Day. So what do moms really want the most? A new survey of 2,920 moms, dads, sons and daughters reveals that gifts …

Beating stress, embracing change and finding a higher paying job

Tell Trinity

Hey Trinity, I lost my job of five years and I am so upset. I’m worried that I won’t find another one as good. Any words of wisdom? Jobless, San Francisco, Calif Hey Jobless, Typically, people change jobs four times in their life. So, sweetie, fear not but fear itself. When something awful falls into …

Out in the Stars: May 3-15

Jolly Jupiter enters Aqueerius after a two-year sojourn in Capricorn. Do you feel your world lighten and luck change? Check your rearview mirror, readjust your personal goals and step on the accelerator. You may just find a shortcut instead of the usual detour. TAURUS (04.21-05.21) Despite your long and hard working efforts, your professional path …