Recent Headlines

Minnesota Senate passes same-sex marriage bill
NBC
May 14, 2013

The Minnesota Senate gave final approval on Monday to a bill that will make the state the 12th in the United States to allow same-sex couples to marry and only the second in the Midwest. The majority Democrat state Senate voted 37-30 to approve the bill legalizing gay marriage.

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Hong Kong court allows transgender woman to marry a man
guardian.co.uk
May 13, 2013

Hong Kong's top court has granted a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage.

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Mayor Nutter signs landmark LGBT equality bill
Philly Gay News
May 13, 2013

Mayor signs landmark LGBT equality bill, legislation will instate a tax credit to companies that launch domestic-partner benefits programs and that offer transgender-specific health-care coverage. Whats not to love?

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Among Indian tribes, a division over gay marriage
The Washington Post
May 13, 2013

For Heather Purser, the first pang came more than a decade ago as she gathered clams on Puget Sound’s Chico Beach, watching her cousin’s new husband assist with the digging. She figured she’d never have a legal spouse to help with the backbreaking work.

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FRIEZE: Art, food and drink
artforum.com
May 13, 2013

During its early hours on May 9, it rained art, it rained people, and it just plain rained on Randall’s Island Park, soaking Paul McCarthy’s ginormous balloon dog on the northern side of the slinky white tent.

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Taylor Mead, Bohemian and Actor, Dies at 88
New York Times
May 10, 2013

Mr. Mead colluded with Andy Warhol in the 1960s to make several curious films. Rachel Churner, an owner of Churner and Churner, a Chelsea gallery that has exhibited Mr. Mead’s paintings, confirmed the death, saying she had no further details.

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Heart Disease and Dogs
NYTimes.com
May 10, 2013

The nation’s largest cardiovascular health organization has a new message for Americans: Owning a dog may protect you from heart disease.

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Strong Girl Names Are Taking Over
jezebel
May 10, 2013

many of the names for girls growing in popularity invoke strength and courage instead of delicacy. Case in point: Arya — as in the sword-wieling Stark on Game Of Thrones — is the fastest rising name for girls in 2012.

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Women Who Pray in Garments Traditionally Worn by Men
New York Times
May 10, 2013

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews joined a protest at the Jerusalem holy site, creating a standoff with a group of women praying there in garments traditionally worn by men.

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Michelle Knight, Missing
The New Yorker
May 10, 2013

How many times since August, 2002, did Michelle Knight think that she was going to die? When it became clear that Ariel Castro, who had offered her a ride, was not taking her home, but to a basement in his own house?

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