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Gay students graduate openly at military academies

ANNAPOLIS — Gay students at America’s military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that used to bar ...

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FreeState hopes to step up outreach, double its services to Md.’s low-income LGBT community

Lee Ann Hopkins spends each day in a tiny brick-walled office crammed with books and fliers on FreeState Legal Project, of which she is the executive director — and only employee. “I wear all the hats,” Hopkins said. “I am ...

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Charles C. Haynes: The perils and politics of ‘don’t say gay’

If 20 Republican lawmakers in Missouri have their way, it will soon be illegal for administrators, teachers and even students to talk about homosexuality in the state’s public schools. Derided as the “don’t say gay” bill by opponents, HB 2051 ...

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Gay Naval Academy alumni commemorate DADT repeal

ANNAPOLIS — A gay and lesbian alumni group for graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy is welcoming the first midshipmen who will graduate after repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Ninety-four people attended a dinner on Saturday that ...

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Bruising gay-marriage showdowns likely in 5 states

Foes and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for five costly and bruising statewide showdowns in the coming months on an issue that evenly divides Americans. It’s an election subplot sure to stir up heated emotions — even beyond ...

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