The Gaily News: Brooklyn deli renames offensive sandwich, drug bust on the high seas, gay marriage debate in Indiana, Maryland

A passenger on Royal Carribean's recent gay cruise that set sail out of Miami last week -- the world's largest ever with approximately 5,400 LGBT passengers -- was busted by police for dealing drugs on board. The 51-year-old man was found with 142 ecstasy pills, three grams of meth, some Special K, and $51,000 in cash.

Meanwhile, Latin America is preparing for its first-ever gay cruise.

The Indiana House, which currently has a Republican majority, has passed a ban on gay marriages for the second time since 2005. Similar legislation has passed in the state Senate four times since then, before being quashed by the then Democrat-controlled House.

In Maryland, which is currently taking on the same-sex marriage debate, a majority of senators have pledged that they will support a gay marriage bill. Over the past week, three senators that had been undecided on the issue, and one who was opposed, decided to support the measure.

A popular deli in Brooklyn offering sandwiches with offensive names, such as "Butter Face" and "The Illegal," has changed the name of the "Gay Boy" to the "Garden Boy." The sandwich features egg, vegan bacon, vegan cheese, avocado, and sprouts in a sun-dried tomato wrap.


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