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Bismarck, N.D.

North Dakota's supreme court ruled November 13 that a lesbian couple's relationship was not a valid reason to deny them custody of two girls, despite the father's argument that the women's relationship provided "the wrong moral character" for the children.

Casper, Wyo.

A Ten Commandments monument was moved to storage in November after 38 years in a public park. The city council voted to move the monument after the antigay reverend Fred Phelps argued that its presence allowed him to put up his own monument condemning Matthew Shepard to hell.

Concord, N.H.

The state supreme court in November ruled in a divorce case that a woman's lesbian affair carried out while she was married to her husband did not constitute adultery under state law.

Rapid City, S.D.

A gay-straight alliance group at Stevens High School received club status after a long battle with school officials over the need for parental permission. As a club, parental permission for members is not required.
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Title Annotation:The Advocate Report
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Dec 23, 2003
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