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Topic - Jason Mcguire
Two upstate New York women who were turned away from a potential wedding site because they are gay have filed a discrimination complaint, setting up a possible precedent-setting fight involving the state's new same-sex marriage law.
New York City school and health officials are stepping on parental rights by going beyond condom giveaways and giving girls as young as age 14 "morning-after pills" and other chemical contraceptives at school without telling their parents, leaders of traditional values groups said Monday.
After days of contentious negotiations and last-minute reversals by two Republican senators, New York became the sixth and largest state in the country to legalize gay marriage, breathing life into the national gay rights movement that had stalled over a nearly identical bill here two years ago.
Mr. McGuire said lawyers will argue that the religious exemption protects the Giffords, though there also is a broader constitutional issue of religious freedom.
"They still have children at home and they feel that their rights are being violated and they're being discriminated against because of their position on the issue of gay marriage," said Jason McGuire, executive director of