Sunday, June 10, 2007

Previously on The Pittsburgh Comet...

"We absolutely have to recognize there is a big cost to this," said state Sen. Wayne Fontana, D-Brookline.

The former real estate broker and county councilman said the assessment problems across the state have been building so long, Wettick's ruling might have been necessary to fix them.

"It's such a controversial issue, people just ignored it and hoped it would go away. Judge Wettick is making the issue move."

(Trib, Mike Wereschagin)


The city ethics panel intends "to better define what political activities are banned, and educate workers on what they can and can't do" in the words of the P-G.


The Busman reports on the other shoe dropping in the case of the People vs. Cyril Wecht: Mary Beth Buchanan goes medieval on Wecht's attorneys.


The AMA, the AAP, and the APA agree: the kids of same-sex couples seem to do just fine. (P-G, Mackenzie Carpeneter)

For the most part, the organizations are relying on a relatively small but conclusive body of research -- approximately 67 studies -- looking at children of gay parents and compiled by the American Psychological Association. In study after study, children in same-sex parent families turned out the same, for better or for worse, as children in heterosexual families.

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