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History at the Supreme Court

At their Conference today, the Justices will consider petitions raising federal constitutional issues related to same-sex marriage. These are the most significant cases these nine Justices have ever considered, and probably that they will ever decide.

SCOTUSblog
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November 30, 2012
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Outlawing so-called "ex-gay therapy"

Rep. Jackie Speier unveiled a measure this week meant to take national steps to protect kids from so-called "ex-gay therapy," which she says has no science to back it up. Rep. Speier chats with CNN's Don Lemon about the SHOK (Stop Harming Our Kids) initiative.

CNN
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November 30, 2012
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Gay Former Christian College RA To NOM: Recant Your Attack On Gay RAs

Openly gay former college RA: "We are not a threat, Dr. Roback Morse. We help create a diverse community, not threaten people’s convictions. I want equality in this country, which is nothing more than what you have, no threat to your current situation. I am asking you to recant your statements because they are harmful."

The New Civil Rights Movement
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November 30, 2012
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Russian parliament to consider federal anti-gay law

Russia's parliament is to consider a nationwide ban on so-called "gay propaganda." Nine regions including St Petersburg have already passed legislation prohibiting the promotion of so-called "gay propaganda" among minors.

The Guardian
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November 30, 2012
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Gay advocate takes T&T to court over immigration law

Aids-Free World, an advocacy NGO, is challenging Trinidad and Tobago’s immigration law. Section 8 of this country’s Immigration Act bars entry to lesbian and gay people, who are, according to that law, a "prohibited class." Maurice Tomlinson, its legal adviser for marginalised groups, is carrying the challenge forward. He is a Jamaican lawyer who is gay. Tomlinson received an invitation from the UNFPA to participate in an HIV workshop to be held in T&T on December 3 and 4. However, section 8 of this country’s Immigration Act bars entry to lesbian and gay people, who are, according to that law, a "prohibited class."

Stabroek News
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November 30, 2012
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Gay couple file challenge to Singapore law that criminalizes gay sex

A gay couple filed a constitutional challenge in a Singapore court on Friday aimed at repealing a long-standing law that criminalizes gay sex. The couple, Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, filed their challenge with Singapore’s High Court. Chee said they did so not because of any immediate fears, but because “I know that section 377A labels me a criminal.”

Associated Press
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November 30, 2012
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