News Roundup: July 11, 2011

Headlines around the web – July 11, 2011 [Will be updated throughout the day]

    Gay marriage impact: Changing minds (here via USA Today) - Incensed New Yorkers who oppose gay marriage are out to oust the pols who made have made it legal. However, now that the gay marriage legalization trend is becoming a fact of life in several states, millions of Americans, like the New York state senators who changed their vote to okay the law, have changed their minds on the issue

    Mass. city to pay wedded gay workers to offset tax (here via Forbes) - The city of Cambridge, Mass., is now paying a stipend to same-sex married public employees to defray the cost of a federal tax that city officials call unfair.

    Mel Gibson defended by gay adopted brother (here via Salon) - Sibling interview fails to answer the question: If the star is so tolerant, why does he say such terrible things?

    Reports: Bachmann’s clinic performs ‘ex-gay’ therapy (here via Minnesota Independent) - Two witnesses said over the weekend that a counseling clinic founded by Michele andMarcus Bachmann performs a controversial “ex-gay” therapy. A former client ofBachmann’s clinic told The Nation that he was counseled to become straight when he was in high school. And the group Truth Wins Out sent a staffer undercover and was treated for his homosexuality. Bachmann’s clinic has taken in thousands in state and federal money despite its overt Christian conservative message.

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