President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to pass a law extending benefits to same-sex partners, a day after he renewed his support for repealing the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

Obama was responding to a question during a town hall meeting Thursday in Tampa, Fla.. He noted a bill is pending that would extend to domestic partners benefits such as granting Social Security survivor payments and allowing hospital visitation.

The Defense Department next week will propose for the first time a "way forward" on lifting the military's ban on gays from serving openly, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said Thursday.

President Barack Obama has vowed to work with Congress this year to repeal the 1993 law, but Democrats have been waiting to hear from the military on how it could be done.

Mexico City Gay Marriage Law Jeopardized

Mexican federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will try to overturn Mexico City's gay marriage law, which allows same-sex couples to adopt children, on the grounds it violates the constitution.

The Mexico City law, approved in December and due to take effect in March, is the first of its kind in Latin America.

The federal Attorney General's Office said in a statement that it believes the law "violates the principle of legality, because it strays from the constitutional principle of protecting the family."

A South Florida company that unveiled a sex-enhancing chewing gum last year is now producing a million pieces each month out of its Opa Locka factory, WTVJ-Ch. 6 reports.

The makers of Sexlets Gum claim that the product enhances male libido and performance. The berrymint-flavored gum is made with Ginseng, Vitamin E and the herbal blend Yohimbe Bark, long used for male enhancement, WTVJ reports. Sexlets Gum boosts testosterone, stimulates the blood and energizes, said its creator, Tommy Babil. The 37-year-old man has worked in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry for 10 years. The gum has not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Steele Luxury Travel Announces Gay Travel Trip to Israel and Tel Aviv: Milk & Honey - June, 2010

JOSH WOOD PRODUCTIONS & STEELE LUXURY TRAVEL PRESENT

MILK & HONEY 2010: ISRAEL AND TEL AVIV PRIDE THE FIRST HISTORY, ADVENTURE & NIGHTLIFE TOUR OF THE HOLY LAND: June 4 – 13, 2010

Steele Luxury Travel and Josh Wood Productions invite you to experience a destination of rich history, beautiful landscape, gorgeous men and extreme nightlife. The leading nightlife and entertainment producer and the leading force in gay luxury travel are uniting to program 2010's most innovative vacation. "Milk & Honey 2010" is a one of a kind experience offering you the history and adventure of one of the globe's most stimulating destinations.

There is an old saying: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

Who would have dreamed that 26 years after its premiere, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein’s musical about a gay couple running a drag club in the south of France would be more relevant than ever as gay couples flock to Iowa  to legally marry?

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