CNN -- Malaysia's first openly gay pastor has chosen Wednesday, coinciding with the country's Independence Day, to get married to his American partner in New York, barely a month after same-sex marriage became legalized there. Boon Lin Ngeo, who also goes by his pen name O. Young or Ouyang Wen Feng, in a telephone call from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state, during a visit there last week. He said the date was chosen to remind others that "we need to keep fighting for our rights and be independent from all kinds of oppression. The two plan to make it legal at New York's City Hall at noon with the actual wedding ceremony on another date. A Chinese-Malaysian, Ngeo also plans a Chinese wedding banquet in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur next year for family and friends.
Arkansas officials condemn anti-gay comments on Facebook
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CNN -- The Arkansas Department of Education has condemned anti-gay comments made by a local school board member and posted on a social networking site. Midland School District Vice President Clint McCance wrote on his personal Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide, according to The Advocate, a newspaper focusing on gay news. McCance used the terms "queer" and "fag" repeatedly, promised to disown his own children if they were gay, and stated that he enjoys "the fact that [gay people] often give each other AIDS and die. A strongly worded statement signed by Dean Stanley, superintendent of the Midland School District, disavowed the remarks. The district is very diligent in pursuing and addressing bullying of any variety on our campuses. A separate statement sent to CNN by Julie Thompson, director of communications for the Arkansas Department of Education, said the department is "dismayed to see that a school board official would post something of this insensitive nature on a public forum like Facebook. Because McCance is an elected official, the department cannot deal with him directly, according to the statement.
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