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The Quakers Saying No to All Marriages … Gambia’s DADT … Bollywood’s First Gay Sex Scene

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• Quakers in Twin Cities won’t be signing any more marriage certificates — until all Americans can get married.

• Just like America, Puerto Rico is seriously lacking in LGBT protections.

• Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley — who filed suit against the federal government over DOMA — today squares off against Democrats in a special primary election to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat. Voters have merely “trickled” to the polls.

• Black gay activists come out — full-page ad style — against “ex-gay” pastor Donnie McClurkin, who continues to rail against homos and the home.

• Guess who’s upset a snowman took on the voice Neil Patrick Harris‘ sitcom character? Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg!

• Canada says yes to stem cells and bone marrow donations from gay men. Blood donations still banned.

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• Just like America! Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh (pictured, on left), who governs a mostly Muslim populace, plans to oust any gay soldier from the military’s ranks. Because homosexuality is “evil.” And if things weren’t bizarre enough: “A top official at the President office said he suspects that the Head of state has gone insane. The official said Jammeh is suffering from down syndrome-a mental deficiency, which often leads to madness.”

• The battle to keep Bollywood’s first gay sex scene in I Am Omar, despite expected criticism from movie censors. Given the scene involves a sex worker character, maybe they’ll get away with a “crucial to the plot” excuse. Meanwhile, actor Rahul Bose has already starred in India’s only gay gangrape scene, so why not kick things up a notch?

• Elton John and David Furnish have been barred from adopting an HIV-positive Ukranian boy, but still plan on lending financial support.

• Equal Rights Washington executive director Connie Watts steps down on the heels of Referendum 71’s passage.

• British lesbian Liz Austin wins “substantial” payout from a healthcare company, after the seriousness of her partner Tina Lane’s ovarian cancer went undetected. “It is thought to be the first time a civil partner has been awarded compensation for medical negligence under a new law giving civil partnership couples the same rights as married spouses.”