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Gay athletes pushed to persevere at Sochi games

Olivia Morfit, Staff writer

March 20, 2014

This year’s Olympics posed the tough decision of attendance to gay athletes. Essentially, they had to decide whether or not to allow their moral principles to overrule their athletic dedication. As an athlete, I have had to make similar decisions, and I’ve made the wrong one. I’ve never been...

San Francisco contemplating possible renaming of airport for gay icon Harvey Milk

San Francisco contemplating possible renaming of airport for gay icon Harvey Milk

Aideen Murphy, Staff Writer

April 10, 2013

It was the first city to ban plastic shopping bags. It was the first city to be on track to produce zero waste. Now San Francisco is considering another first: Renaming San Francisco International Airport after Harvey Milk, the famed local gay rights leader who was assassinated in 1978. The official...

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

Ninth Circuit Court Defers Ruling on Proposition 8 Until Standing Issue Resolved

January 17, 2011

On Jan. 4, after only a month of debate, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published their ruling on the case determining the constitutionality of Proposition 8. In their official ruling, Judges Reinhardt, Hawkins, and N.R. Smith stated, “we cannot consider this important constitutional...

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