Governor, top prosecutor ask ex-Senate president to resign

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BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healey are calling on former Senate President Stan Rosenberg to immediately resign his seat after an ethics investigation found he showed lack of judgment and leadership in dealing with his husband, who’s facing sexual misconduct charges.

The report released Wednesday concluded the Amherst Democrat “failed to protect the Senate” from his husband, Bryon Hefner.

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Husband of ex-Senate leader pleads not guilty to sex charges

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ABOVE: State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg.

BOSTON (AP) — The estranged husband of former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg looks forward to defending himself in court after pleading not guilty Tuesday to charges that he sexually assaulted or harassed several men, according to his lawyer.

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State senator’s husband indicted on sexual assault charges

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ABOVE: State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg.

BOSTON (AP) — A state senator’s husband was indicted Thursday on charges of sexual assault, distributing nude photos without consent and criminal lewdness.

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LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’

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NEW YORK (AP) — Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male. For some LGBT civic leaders, dismay over these cases is mixed with relief and even a trace of pride at how they were addressed.

The relief reflects a general sense that media coverage of these cases — notably those involving actor Kevin Spacey, Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine and former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray — has been mostly fair and responsible, focused on the alleged misconduct rather than on sexual orientation.

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