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Man Sentenced in Anti-Gay Stonewall Inn Attack

Matthew Francis was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to assault as a hate crime and attempted robbery for his role in an attack last year at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York.

The Advocate
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September 28, 2011
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Release of Prop 8 Tapes Back on Hold

The release of the Proposition 8 trial tapes is back on hold, following an order from an appeals court on Monday, Sept. 26.
On Sept. 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted a stay, or hold, of U.S. District Court Judge James Ware's Sept. 19 order that granted the unsealing of the Proposition 8 trial tapes on Sept. 30.
The stay issued by the appeals court is a temporary one put in place "pending consideration of appellant's emergency motion for stay pending appeal." In other...

Poliglot
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September 27, 2011
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VP Biden Calls Booing of Gay Soldier 'Reprehensible'

Vice President Biden criticized the smattering of boos for a gay soldier who asked a question at last week's Republican debate, calling it "reprehensible" and saying, "Look, this kid risked his life, this kid was there for a year."

USA Today
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September 27, 2011
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