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OPINION: For Scalia, no gay people, just gay sex?

Is there anything more to be said about Justice Antonin Scalia’s sulphurous comments about homosexuality, which prompted a gutsy student at Princeton University to confront the voluble jurist this week about his rhetoric? One thing at least: Scalia’s discomfort with the idea that there is such a thing as a gay or lesbian person.

The Los Angeles Times
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December 14, 2012
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LETTER: "Ex-Gay Therapy" Ban

President of the American Psychoanalytic Association: "California’s ban on “conversion” therapy for minors is due, in part, to the fact that it is practiced with a predetermined goal that is forced on to the patient and precludes the patient from determining his or her own sexual orientation."

The New York Times
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December 14, 2012
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Transgender college hoops player keeps head high

The women's basketball team at Mission College expected the bleachers to be full and the hecklers ready when its newest player made her home court debut...Last weekend, during her first home game, she scored eight points in 11 minutes, Facebook friend requests from the opposing team — and not a single heckle.

Associated Press
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December 14, 2012
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