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Topic - Gerry Studds
A three-judge federal appellate court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a 1996 federal law that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman - thus denies marital benefits to gay couples married under state law - is constitutional.
According to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV, New York Rep. Anthony D. Weiner needs some time on the couch, preferably at $300 an hour or whatever psychiatrists charge in his Long Island district.
In 1983, his Massachusetts colleague Rep. Gerry Studds admitted having had sex with a 17-year-old male page 10 years earlier.