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Saturday, June 12, 2004

Malcolm X at center of Nebraska Hall of fame controversy
Associated Press Writer

LINCOLN, Neb. -- It's not exactly Cooperstown. In fact, many members of Nebraska's Hall of Fame -- like auctioneer Arthur Weimar Thompson and philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander -- aren't even household names in Nebraska.

But a major-league fight has erupted at the hall over efforts to induct Malcolm X and a U.S. senator who made a name for himself removing homosexuals from the federal government in the 1940s and early '50s.


Tribal Judge Freezes Action In Case Of Lesbian Couple

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) _ A tribal court judge has frozen any action in the case of two women who obtained a marriage certificate from the Cherokee Nation.

Tribal District Judge John Cripps issued a temporary injunction after reviewing a complaint alleging the certificate is invalid because the lesbian couple who received it don't qualify for marriage under Cherokee Nation law.

Todd Hembree, a Cherokee citizen and tribal council attorney, filed the complaint in tribal court on Friday.

A hearing is set for June 18.


Pawlenty might call special session to address gay marriage ban

(St. Paul-AP) -- Governor Pawlenty is floating the idea of a special session to address a more permanent gay marriage ban for Minnesota.

After speaking at the state G-O-P convention, Pawlenty told reporters the gay marriage ban is an issue that's important to the country and the state.

Just over a week ago, Pawlenty had said he would support crafting a special session in a way that would place the gay marriage issue far down on the agenda.

But Senate Republicans had balked at the idea of pushing the issue down on the agenda.


African Anglicans get angry

Nairobi - African Anglican churches on Friday condemned this month's acceptance by their Canadian counterpart of same-sex relationships.

"This latest move of the Church of Canada can neither be justified nor supported," the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

The churches, whose leaders have been meeting in Kenya, expressed "total and absolute disgust and deepest regret at the unfortunate decision" of Canada's Anglican Church, which last week affirmed the "integrity and sanctity" of same-sex relationships.

The church deferred a decision on whether such relationships could be blessed until 2007. The question of same-sex marriage is not even on the agenda.


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