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Mikeharvey



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

AND THE BAND PLAYED ON is also the title of Randy Shilt's book about America's response during the early years of the AIDS epidemic.


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Caro



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This reminds me, Michael (though I suppose it shouldn't) that NZ last week passed legislation legalising marriage between two people of whatever sex, the 13th country to do so, and the first in the Asia/Pacific region.  It was met with great cheering in Parliament.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caro wrote:
It was met with great cheering in Parliament.

and a speech which has become a viral sensation


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the debate and speech on YouTube.  Great stuff.



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