Monday, December 29, 2008

GLBT DIGEST December 29, 2008

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New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/
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-Letters: What the New School Was, and What It Should Be
To the Editor: As alumni of Eugene Lang College of the New School University, we would like to offer a different interpretation of the college from that presented in "To New School Critics, Their Leader Lacks Focus" (news article, Dec. 21). While SAT scores may be "considerably lower" than those of Columbia and New York University, students come to Lang not as a substitute for these universities but for a completely different experience.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/29/opinion/lweb29newschool.html?scp=10&sq=gay&st=cse


-Op-Ed Columnist: George, Abe, Rick & Barack
By WILLIAM KRISTOL
I'm leaving the country the day of Barack Obama's inauguration. It's nothing personal. Nor, I hasten to add - lest some people get too excited - is it anything permanent. It's just that I happen to have a speech to give in Canada.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/29/opinion/29kristol.html?scp=2&sq=gay&st=cse


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Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
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-Study: Family behavior key to health of gay youth
By LISA LEFF
Young gay people whose parents or guardians responded negatively when they revealed their sexual orientation were more likely to attempt suicide, experience severe depression and use drugs than those whose families accepted the news, according to a new study.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/29/AR2008122900003.html

-Premarital Abstinence Pledges Ineffective, Study Finds
Teenagers Who Make Such Promises Are Just as Likely to Have Sex, and Less Likely to Use Protection, the Data Indicate
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/28/AR2008122801588.html?hpid=moreheadlines


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Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com
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-Same-Sex Adoption Debate Rages on in Sunshine State
Posted by Dan Slater
Florida, according to Florida's News-Press, is the only state with an outright ban on gay people adopting children. But the state's Supreme Court could change that. Last month, a Miami-Dade judge declared that Florida's 1977 law violated equal protection rights. "It is clear that sexual orientation is not a predictor of a person's ability to parent," Judge Cindy Lederman wrote in a November 25th ruling. "The exclusion causes some children to be deprived of a permanent placement with a family that is best suited to their needs." Lederman said there is no moral or scientific reason for banning gays and lesbians from adopting, despite the state's arguments otherwise. Here's a CNN report on the ruling.
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/12/29/same-sex-adoption-debate-rages-on-in-sunshine-state/


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Sun-Sentinel
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/
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-Obama keeps word by inviting Warren
Some of president-elect Barack Obama's supporters are upset that he chose Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. They should not be surprised. He promised as a candidate that he would try to change the divisive tone of U.S. politics.
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/sfl-29pagesbdec29,0,2354830.story


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Pink News - UK
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/
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-Campbell Soup's gay ads attacked by American Family Association
By Rachel Charman
An ad for Campbell's Soup Company appearing in gay magazine The Advocate has been condemned by the American Family Association (AFA). The double-page ad features two female restaurateurs and a young boy. The text accompanying the picture identifies the women as a couple and the boy as their son.
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-10121.html


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