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Legal news from Sunday, May 22, 2011
by Sarah Posner

The Minnesota Legislature on Saturday approved adding a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage to the November 2012 ballot. The Minnesota House of Representatives voted 70-62 to approve the proposed amendment. In early May, the voter referendum received approval by the Minnesota Senate by a vote of 38-27, …

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by Sarah Posner

Bahrain's Appeal National Safety Court on Sunday unanimously upheld death sentences for two men convicted of killing police officers during anti-government protests in March. The court reduced the death sentences of two others to life in prison. The four men were tried in the special appeals security court set up by Royal Decree in March, …

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