News Roundup: July 12, 2011

Headlines around the web – July 12, 2011 [Will be updated throughout the day]

    After coming out, former Maryland player feels he has a second chance (here via Baltimore Sun) - Akil Patterson's career with the Terps football team was derailed by alcohol and partying as he struggled with his sexuality.

    Court tells U.S. to clarify stance on gays in military (here via Reuters) - Five days after ordering an end to the ban on openly gay men and women in the military, a U.S. court directed the Obama administration to make clear its legal position on the "Don't, Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

    Gay marriage raises prospect of NY adoption boom (here via Associated Press) - First comes love, then comes marriage. Now adoption lawyers and agencies in New York say they're getting ready for a baby boom as same-sex couples emboldened by the state's new gay marriage law take the next step and try to adopt children.

    Testimony: Gay teen pushed boundaries before death (here via Associated Press) - Joy Epstein also told jurors Monday that 15-year-old Larry King pushed boundaries by wearing women's high-heeled boots and makeup. The former vice president of E. O. Green School says she warned Larry that dressing differently could make things hard on him but that she and other teachers didn't discourage him because it didn't violate the school's dress code. Brandon McInerney, now 17, is accused of killing Larry in a school computer lab. His lawyer says he was pushed over the edge by Larry's unwelcome advances.

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