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Thursday, March 18, 2004

OSC to study whether bias law covers gays
By TIM KAUFFMAN
A gay employee who is fired or demoted for attending a gay pride rally would receive protection from the Office of Special Counsel. But the same employee would have no recourse at OSC if he was fired or demoted simply for being gay. “People confuse conduct and sexual orientation as the same thing, and I don’t think they are,” Bloch said



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Gays to wed on
City Hall steps



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Board bars blood drives until gay men can donate


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Bush's Bid to Ban Gay Marriage Not Important to Many Voters


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Anti-gay sentiments hurt council hopeful
03/17/04
V. David Sartin
Plain Dealer Reporter
Lakewood- A lawyer's anti-gay sentiments might derail his appointment to City Council. Patrick Corrigan has the support of a majority of council, but a plan to immediately appoint him unraveled Monday when Councilman Denis Dunn complained that Corrigan is insensi tive to gay rights. "I believe the best public servants are those that reach out to the community, know their community and ideally have a progressive agenda," Dunn said later in an interview.


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Gay marriages may get equal footing
The Socialist Left (SV) Party's suggestion to drop partnership law and simply let marriage law apply to both hetero- and homosexual unions may be passed by Norway's parliament, the Storting. The Labor Party will likely decide the proposal's fate, newspaper Dagsavisen reports.


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Activists blast same-sex marriage resolution
By MIKE CUMMINGS
GULFPORT - A statewide gay and lesbian civil rights group Wednesday condemned a resolution by the Gulfport City Council supporting President Bush's proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Equality Mississippi called the resolution, which was approved Tuesday, "anti-family" and "anti-gay." Councilman Billy Hewes introduced the resolution, saying it was a testimony "to the character and moral values of the people of this city..


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Is opposing same-sex marriage 'hate speech'?
Suit claims 'family values' not 'homophobic'
Posted: March 18, 2004
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
A U.S. district court ruled two employees of Oakland can go forward in their case against city supervisors after they were barred from advertising an informal group that respects "the natural family, marriage and family values.



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Wilmington parents angered by children's book about gay princes
Thursday, March 18, 2004
(03-18) 00:00 PST WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) --
The parents of an elementary school pupil are fuming over the book their daughter brought home from the school library: a children's story about a prince whose true love turns out to be another prince.

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