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Thursday, October 04, 2012

NewsWrap for the week ending September 29, 2012


Close But No Wedding Cigar - Tasmania's upper house defeats a bill that would have made the island state the first in Australia to open civil marriage to lesbian and gay couples …

Homeland Is Where the Heart Is - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano confirms a change in American immigration policy to define long-term bi-national same gender couples living in the U.S. as families and therefore "low priorities" for deportation proceedings …

As Time Runs Out - a U.S. federal appeals court considers "judicial scrutiny" as 83-year-old lesbian widow Edith Windsor challenges DOMA's constitutionality …

Peanut Gallery - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Roman Catholic Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican's U.N. observer Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, and St. Petersburg, Russia lawmaker Vitaly Milonov make sad but predictable pronouncements about "the gay" ….

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