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    November 03, 2008

    The Week on GNW (Oct. 26-Nov. 1)

    Posted by: Chris

    Here are the five biggest stories from Gay News Watch over the last week:

    1. A 'gay mafia' of wealthy donors is redefining politicsA 'gay mafia' of wealthy donors is redefining U.S. politics: QUICK LOOK: A group of wealthy gay donors quietly influencing American politics is known as the Cabinet, although you won't find that name on a letterhead or even on the Internet... (MORE)
    2. Obama used in drive to ban gay marriage in Calif.Obama used in drive to ban gay marriage in Calif.: QUICK LOOK: The backers of a move to ban same-sex marriage in California are inaccurately suggesting they have Barack Obama's and Joe Biden's support in a mailing that appears targeted... (MORE)
    3. Testosterone gene linked to male-to-female transsexuals: QUICK LOOK: Australian researchers have identified a significant link between a gene involved in testosterone action and male-to-female transsexualism. DNA analysis from 112 male-to-female transsexual volunteers... (MORE)
    4. Ark. teen behind Obama plot had homophobic websiteArk. teen behind Obama plot had homophobic website: QUICK LOOK: The Helena, Arlk, teenager accused in a plot to kill presidential candidate Barack Obama expressed racist and anti-gay comments on two popular Web sites in the weeks... (MORE)
    5. Calif. ban is line in sand for same-sex marriage foesCalif. ban is line in sand for same-sex marriage foes: QUICK LOOK: While the battle over same-sex marriage has been all but invisible in the presidential race this year, it is raging like a wind-whipped wildfire in California. Conservative... (MORE)

    And here are a few of the most popular from the last week:

    • Obama surge could confound gay marriage hopesObama surge could confound gay marriage hopes: QUICK LOOK: In this historic presidential election year, political observers say high voter turnout for Democratic front-runner Barack Obama -- who is predicted to draw record numbers... (MORE)
    • Actor/comedian Denis Leary for using anti-gay slurActor/comedian Denis Leary slammed for using gay slur: QUICK LOOK: Denis Leary, already under attack for making fun of autism, is now defending his right to call homosexual men "fags." And incredibly, he says the Catholic Church and... (MORE)
    • Ala. judge issues restraining order on lesbian parole officer: QUICK LOOK: A judge here issued a temporary order Friday preventing a juvenile probation officer from contacting a foster parent and a child whom the officer once supervised. Foster parent Kaye Barlow testi... (MORE)
    • Gay marriage target date in Conn. is set for Nov. 10Gay marriage target date in Conn. is set for Nov. 10: QUICK LOOK: Since the state Supreme Court's ruling this month legalizing same-sex marriage, couples from Connecticut and New York have asked Beryl Weinstein, a justice of the peace... (MORE)

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    These were the five stories on Gay News Watch with the biggest buzz over the last seven days, along with some of the most popular stories from the last week. You can also view the stories with the biggest buzz factor from the last month or year, and the most popular from the last month or year.

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