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Section One

N.J. governor signs civil unions law - State Supreme Courts in Massachusetts, California hear arguments in marriage cases
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed landmark civil union legislation on Thursday, December 21. In less than 60 days the new law will go into effect and the state will become the third to offer civil unions and the fifth to allow some version of marriage.

Earlier this month, both houses of the Legislature voted overwhelmin
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Seattle PFLAG honors the mother of the late Cal Anderson
Seattle Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) President Anne Melle presented Alice Coleman, the mother of the late state Senator Cal Anderson, with a specially decorated PFLAG mom pin.

The ceremony took place on Monday, December 11, at Seattle First Baptist Church and included a Christmas choral program featuring Ballard'
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Lambert House receives $5,000 grant from Bank of America affinity group
"Lambert House offers the kind of space for teens and young adults to learn how to be leaders," said Bank of America's Executive Vice President of Small Business Banking Marie Gunn.

by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

Lambert House, a drop-in center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth in Seattle's Capitol Hill
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Des Moines adopts domestic partner benefits for employees - 'Long overdue' says councilmember
by Robert Raketty - SGN Staff Writer

The city of Des Moines, Washington, joined a growing list of Washington State cities extending benefits to the same-sex partner of city employees. The city council, which oversees about 135 employees and represents an approximate population of 29,000 people, voted 5-1 on December 14 to approve a
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Male circumcision reduces the risk of becoming infected with HIV, report finds
Circumcision does not provide complete protection, researchers warn

Geneva, 13 December 2006 - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and its Cosponsors, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF and the World Bank, note with considerable interest today's announcement by the US National Institutes of Health that two trials assessing the impact of mal
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Military personnel are comfortable serving with Gay colleagues, says poll
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll from Zogby International and the Michael D. Palm Center reveals that U.S. military personnel are increasingly comfortable serving with openly Gay colleagues. The poll, released today, reveals that 73% of military members are comfortable with Lesbians and Gays. Nearly one in four (23%) service members report knowing f more
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Trial for Orange County teen 'outed' by principal concludes
ORANGE, CA - The trial of an Orange County teenager who filed a lawsuit last year against the Garden Grove Unified School District in an effort to stop discrimination and harassment of Gay and Lesbian students on campus concluded Tuesday.

Charlene Nguon, 18, a honor society candidate and straight-A student, was singled out because of
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The fallacy of making assumptions
by Jim Toevs - Special to the SGN

My next door neighbors here in Hot Springs, Montana, are wonderful folks. They are the quintessential good neighbors, in the best "Old West" sense of the word. We have never shared a meal together, but we have exchanged baked goodies on occasion, and we have an unspoken mutual understanding tha
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