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posted Friday, September 4, 2015 - Volume 43 Issue 36


Kentucky county clerk jailed for contempt
Deputies will issue licenses

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is in jail and her deputy clerks say they will issue marriage licenses to all qualified applicants.

After a September 3 hearing, U.S. District Judge David Bunning found Davis in contempt and sent her to jail until she agrees to comply with his August 12 order to issue marriage licenses t
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SPD accountability office screwed up Whitlatch investigation, police union charges
Officer exempt from discipline because OPA took too long

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Seattle police officer Cynthia Whitlatch - accused of racist policing in an incident involving an elderly African American man - can't be disciplined for her actions because the Police Department's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA) allowed the investigation to drag on too long, acco
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Attack on Gay sex workers leads to national conversation about the nature of the business
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Sometimes even when something seems dire, ridiculous or just plain wrong, there is a silver lining that can be found. A lesson learned. An 'ah ha' that appears on the horizon. I think that is what we are seeing in the case of the Office of Homeland Security's raid on Gay website www.r
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Labor Day, Walmart and me
by Jackie Cote - Special to the SGN

Labor Day is the traditional end of summer. For me it's been a special summer with my wife Dee.

Dee has ovarian cancer, and is now receiving hospice care at our home in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This spring we decided to start ticking items off her bucket list. We just spe
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Lord Montagu dies at 88
Brit aristocrat helped legalize Gay sex

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, the British aristocrat whose 1954 trial for 'gross indecency' led to the legalization of Gay sex in Britain, died August 31 at the age of 88.

In Britain at the time 'gross indecency' was a catchall term for any physical intimacy between men.
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Labor Day special feature: Union-made beers
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Labor Day picnic is a traditional and beloved end-of-summer event, and no part of the event is more beloved than ice-cold beer. So if you like a beer or two - or more - on Labor Day, why not get into the spirit of the occasion and buy union-made beer?

Our community's histo
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Tennessee judge refuses to grant straight couple divorce, says Obergefell overruled all marriage-related laws
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A judge in Hamilton County, Tennessee, has denied a divorce petition from a straight couple because, he claims, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken away his state's ability to determine what a marriage is and when it should end.

Judge Jeffrey Atherton ruled on the petition of Tho
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DNC approves marriage equality; RNC stands by freedom to discriminate
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The DNC (Democratic National Committee) unanimously passed a resolution August 27 supporting the U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

'Same-sex marriage is a constitutionally guaranteed right nationwide and can no longer be denied by
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'It's On Us' campaign launches new PSA, marks one-year since launch of 'It's On Us' campaign to end campus sexual assault
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Sexual assault on college campuses in the United States is a problem. So much so that on September 19, 2014, President Obama and Vice President Biden unveiled 'It's On Us,' in partnership with Generation Progress at the Center for American Progress.

According to the Whit
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Case dropped against big-time Gay donor
Terry Bean off the hook

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A child sexual abuse case against political money-man and Gay rights activist Terry Bean was dismissed by Oregon Judge Jay McAlpin on September 1.

Bean and his then-boyfriend, Kiah Lawson, were accused of hooking up with a 15-year-old boy on Grindr and having sex with him in a
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Gay in Africa...
And thank you to Rplace and its patrons!

by Barry Thorsness - SGN Webmaster

I am back in Malawi, the fourth time since 2010. As I am responsible for the SGN website every week, life in this poorest of countries can actually be quite stressful on the publishing/upload date(s) of Friday (and Saturday).

Where I stay most of the time, in a village with a goo
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Pope doesn't like Gay penguins after all
Form letter misrepresented his views, Vatican says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Sorry, but Pope Francis doesn't think Gay penguins are cute, the Vatican said in an official statement released August 28.

According to Catholic officials, a form letter sent by the Pope's office to an Italian author led to media reports that Francis gave his blessing to chi
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