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Lawmakers Propose Carve-out to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) yesterday introduced legislation to allow gay members of the armed forces to testify openly at Congressional hearings. If it becomes law, it will allow gay troops to testify openly without risk of discharge or other punishment.

New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

The bill was defeated by a decisive margin of 38 to 24. The Democrats, who have a bare, one-seat majority, did not have enough votes to pass the bill without some Republican support, but not a single Republican senator voted for the measure.