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Don't hate me because I am straight - The hate bomb in Provincetown

Published: Mon July 17, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By Adrienne P. Samuels, Globe Staff

Town leaders here are holding a public meeting today to air concerns about slurs and bigoted behavior. And this time, they say, it’s gay people who are displaying intolerance.

Police say they logged numerous complaints of straight people being called ``breeders” by gays over the July Fourth holiday weekend. Jamaican workers reported being the target of racial slurs. And a woman was verbally accosted after signing a petition that opposed same-sex marriage, they said.

The town, which prizes its reputation for openness and tolerance, is taking…

Provincetown Magazine publisher in gay rage tantrum

Published: Thu July 13, 2006
By: Straight Dope

For decades Provincetown has been one of the nation’s most tolerant communities, making it popular with gays.

But now, according to the town’s police chief, gays are showing disturbing signs themselves of intolerance and he wants to address it before the situation escalates.

Chief Ted Meyer tells the Cape Cod Times that he has received complaints of gay people calling straights ‘’breeders’’ as well as racial epithets directed at Jamaican workers and a verbal attack directed at a resident who signed an anti-gay-marriage petition.

Meyer acknowledges that the complaints number only a…

Gay marriage ban rejected by US Senate

Published: Wed June 07, 2006
By: Straight Dope

By LAURIE KELLMAN | Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, dealing a defeat to
President Bush and Republicans who hoped to use the measure to energize conservative voters on Election Day.

Supporters knew they wouldn’t achieve the two-thirds vote needed to approve a constitutional amendment, but they had predicted a majority of votes. Instead, they fell one short, 49-48.

That was one vote more than they got last time the Senate voted on the matter, in 2004.

“We were hoping to get over…

May 17th 2004 - The Same Sex Marriage BIG BANG

Published: Sun May 21, 2006
By: Straight Dope

Jon Keller’s Blog

Has it really been two years since gay marriage became legal? Yes, it has.

And today, same-sex couples brought thank-you flowers to state legislators who voted their way during the contentious constitutional convention of 2004. But the issue is headed for the ballot in 2008. And that prospect has many same-sex couples feeling anxious about the future.

“This is an equal rights issue and equal rights issues should not go to the people for a vote. I mean, where does it stop from there?” said Tom Lang.

But the man…

Georgia judge rules same sex marriage ban is unconstitutional

Published: Sun May 21, 2006
By: Straight Dope


Judge Constance Russell of Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia has ruled that the state’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional because the state constitutional amendment violates the single-subject rule, which prohibits voters from deciding more than one issue at a time. The amendment defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, explicitly prohibits same-sex unions, and refuses to acknowledge same-sex unions licensed or recognized in other states. The measure was overwhelmingly passed in 2004 by 76 percent of voters but Russell ruled that because the amendment addressed both same-sex marriage and civil unions,…

Meet my Moms and Meet my Dads - same sex parent survey

Published: Wed April 26, 2006
By: Straight Dope | Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer

Two-thirds of lesbians and a third of gay men in the United States plan to add children to their families over the next three years, according to a marketing survey to be released this week.

Those numbers have increased dramatically over the past four years, according to Jeffrey Garber, president of OpusComm Group, which conducted the annual survey of gays and lesbians with Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

In 2002, just 15 percent of lesbians and 5 percent of gay men told…

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