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England endorses marriage 'equality'

by Tiffany Owens
Posted 2/07/13, 12:45 pm

British lawmakers voted in favor of a bill to legalize same-sex “marriage” on Tuesday. Supporters celebrate the bill as a step towards “equality,” but church leaders and conservatives warn, if implemented, the measure will bring serious social and cultural ramifications. 

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Military launches DOMA offensive

by Jesse Eastman
Posted 2/06/13, 03:15 pm

The military is poised to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of service members, officials said Tuesday, about 16 months after the Pentagon repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has not made a final decision on which benefits, the officials said, but the Pentagon likely will allow same-sex partners access to the on-base commissary and other military subsidized stores, as well as some health and welfare programs.

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FRC shooter pleads guilty

by Tiffany Owens
Posted 2/06/13, 02:15 pm

The man who planned a shooting spree at the headquarters of Family Research Council (FRC) in August, pleaded guilty this morning to three charges, including intent to perform an act of terrorism while armed. 

On Aug. 15, Lewis Corkins, 28, gained access to FRC’s locked building by claiming he was being interviewed for an internship. In his bag, he carried 15 Chick-fil-A  sandwiches, two loaded 15-round magazines, and a pistol. 

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