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Ireland Marriage Equality Poll: 86% Support Same Sex Relationships

A new poll out of Ireland shows some of the strongest support for same sex couples that we’ve ever seen. Pink News reports: A poll in Ireland has found that 86% of people approve of same-sex relationships. The poll – conducted by the Sunday Times – surveyed 954 people, and found overwhelming support for same-sex […]

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Will the Supreme Court Use a 1972 Case to Block Marriage Equality?

A whole lot of judges who are being asked to decide whether states may ban same-sex couples from marrying think the Supreme Court clearly gave them the answer last year: no. But a few judges think the Supreme Court provided the answer more than 40 years ago: yes. That reading comes from a one-sentence order […]

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THEATER REVIEW: “My Fair Lady” at Moonlight Amphitheatre

That smudge-faced Covent Garden urchin Eliza Doolittle, dropping aitches everywhere and protesting loudly “I’m a good girl, I am” is back to brighten warm summer evenings in Vista.

Steven Glaudini directs Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical “My Fair Lady” plays through August 30 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre.

It’s an ancient story – Greek, in fact – about a sculptor who creates a marble woman so beautiful that he falls in love with it and pleads with the gods to make her human.

“My Fair Lady” plays through Aug. 30 at Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive in Vista, California.

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Court asked to compel Arizona to recognize marriage of gay couple battling serious illness

PHOENIX, Arizona — Lambda Legal today asked a federal court to compel the state of Arizona immediately to recognize the marriage of George Martinez and Fred McQuire, a gay couple from Green Valley who have been together for 45 years and were married last month in California after George was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver and was told that he only has months to live.

“These two lovely men, both of them in poor health which makes travel difficult, were forced to make an arduous journey to California to get married because of Arizona’s discriminatory marriage ban.”

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Peters vs. DeMaio: “One of the biggest slugfests of all time”

In less than three months, voters will decide whether Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) will continue to represent the 52nd congressional district or whether former San Diego Councilman and Republican candidate Carl DeMaio should replace him.

The most recent poll numbers show the freshman congressman is trailing his opponent by 7%, kicking off the mudslinging portion of the electoral process.

Scott Peters’ camp calls Carl DeMaio an “anti-gay Tea Party extremist.” Carl DeMaio’s camp calls Scott Peters out.

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Emerging Muslim movement embraces gay and interfaith marriages

Omar Akersim of Los Angeles, California prays regularly and observes the dawn-to-dusk Ramadan fast. He is also openly gay.

Akersim, 26, is part of a small but growing number of American Muslims challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents’ world. They believe that one can be gay and Muslim; that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder; that females can preach and that Muslim women can marry outside the faith — and they point to Quran passages to back them up.

Young American Muslims work to reshape their faith so it fits better with their complex, dual identity, with one foot in the world of their parents’ immigrant beliefs and one foot in the ever-shifting cultural landscape of America.

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Rancho La Puerto cooking up culinary and cultural experience

TECATE, Baja California, Mexico — Guest chefs, delicious food, fun activities and plenty of learning are the hallmarks of a special culinary week planned this fall at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa.

The unique event, scheduled from Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, is tailored for every home cook who loves food … and wants to learn new skills and recipes, and experience the rich culture and cuisine of Mexico.

Guest chefs, delicious food, fun activities and plenty of learning are the hallmarks of a special culinary week planned this fall at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa.

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Life Beyond Therapy: How to be (and have) a good friend

In this world of Scruff, Grindr, Mister and all the other social/hookup apps, sex seems to be an awfully high priority. Sometimes, I wonder if the art of friendship is getting lost. After all, if we can’t enjoy each other’s company and be good to each other, sex isn’t going to be very good, no matter how hot the person we’re with is.

In this world of Scruff, Grindr, Mister and all the other social/hookup apps, sex seems to be an awfully high priority. Sometimes, I wonder if the art of friendship is getting lost.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Once” at San Diego Civic Theatre

The musical “Once” is living proof that movies don’t always translate gracefully to the stage.

The 2006 film is a small (85-minute), small-budget ($150,000) production which concentrates on two people: an Irish busker called Guy (Stuart Ward) and a Czech immigrant called Girl (Dani de Waal). He plays guitar, writes songs and sings; she plays piano and sings, and they spend the next week making tentative steps toward connection both musical and romantic.

“Once” plays through Aug. 27 at San Diego Civic Theatre, Third and B streets, downtown.

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