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Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People in same-sex relationships in South Carolina should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples, the state’s highest court ruled Wednesday, deeming a portion of the state’s criminal domestic violence statute unconstitutional. ...

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Funeral set for sergeant active in gay rights

BROCTON — A funeral has been set for a former U.S. Army sergeant from New York who publicly challenged the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gays in the military. Darren Manzella of Rochester was hit and killed by a ...

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Gay rights papers shown at US library

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Documents from gay rights history are on display for the first time at the Library of Congress as part of an exhibit on the nation's constitutional history and civil rights protections. The documents come from gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny ...

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It begins: Opponents take aim at Kagan

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, the candidate rumored to be at the top of President Obama’s list to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, is already coming under fire from conservative opponents ...

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