Diane J. Savino: The case for same-sex marriage

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Hours before New York lawmakers rejected a key marriage equality bill (38-24), State Senator Diane J. Savino made the passionate case for a government that recognizes and administers same-sex marriages. Here's her fresh, thought-provoking perspective on one of the most contentious issues in US culture, religion and government.
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Peter Molyneux demos Milo, the virtual boy
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