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2 hrs ago | EDGE

Dozens of Gay-Marriage Licenses Issued in Colorado

Dozens more gay couples received marriage licenses in Colorado on Friday as a third county began granting them in the midst of a legal fight to resolve the issue for good.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Pueblo County, CO, Boulder County, CO, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

2 hrs ago | KAUZ

Iraq sending 4,000 volunteers to help in Ramadi

Tracy Morgan is suing Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News

4 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

The National Library Board, which runs 26 public libraries in Singapore, pulled from the shelves and said it would "pulp" the copies of three titles, citing complaints their content goes against Singapore's family values.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Fri Jul 11, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

2 more charged in death of girl riding scooter

Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they're increasingly responding to... Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around ... (more)

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Grand Teton National Park, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden

EDGE

Gay Teacher Fired for Engagement Sues Catholic School

A former band director and music instructor at a Catholic school in Macon, Ga., has filed a lawsuit against the school this week, claiming gender discrimination, stating he was fired after he revealed he was planning to marry another man, NPR reports .

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ABC News

ACLU Asks Holder About Indiana Gay Marriages

Attorneys on Friday asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to step in on behalf of hundreds of same-sex couples who were wed before a federal appeals court stayed an order striking down Indiana's gay marriage ban.

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Related Topix: ACLU, US Governors, Mike Pence, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

ABC News

Utah Gay Couples Who Married Could Get Benefits

More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days following a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court.

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Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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A former head of the nation's largest public pension fund has pleaded guilty to bribery and fraud in California The former head of the nation's largest pension fund admitted Friday that he took bribes, including hundreds of thousands of dollars stuffed in paper bags and a shoe box, and helped an associate collect millions in a... Democratic Sen ... (more)

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Related Topix: Veteran Affairs

EDGE

Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

When a Pennsylvania inn refused to hold a same-sex wedding for two lesbians, the outrage on social media only served to highlight the fact that while gays and lesbians can legally wed in the Keystone State, they can just as legally be discriminated against in public accommodations.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Pennsylvania

ABC 33/40

UK dance body seeks to ban same-sex competitors

Technically, their state still does not recognize gay marriages. But that hasn't stopped hundreds of gay Coloradans from getting marriage licenses from two county clerks who argue they still have the legal... A third Colorado county began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday even though the legal fight is far from resolved in the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

WHAS11

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticized as 'flawed'

Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch

EDGE

Trans Lobby Day to Bring Awareness to Capitol Hill

Transgender Lobby Day is July 14-15. It's an opportunity for transgender people and advocates from across the country to educate their members of Congress and lobby for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passage in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

China jails 32 people for online terror charges

A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Prison, panels, Inventions, Science / Technology

EDGE

Tony Perkins Warns Support of Gay Rights by 'Liberal Jewish Folk' Hurts Israel

Anti-gay hate group leader Tony Perkins once again tested the waters of "backdoor anti-semitism" last month when during an address to the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America, he took aim at what he called "liberal Jewish folk" who are pro choice and support marriage equality, warning that it will jeopardize America's support for Israel, Right Wing ... (more)

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EDGE

Anti-Gay Reddit Comments on the Decline

It may not be shocking to see anti-gay language peppered throughout comments when perusing the popular social media community site Reddit but a new study by the website revealed that homophobic language is on a "sharp decline," Pink News reports.

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EDGE

Survey: Over 5K Same-Sex Couples Have Married in Ill.

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Equality, IL, Transgender

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Emmys nominations odds, ends, facts and figures

PROUD TO BE NOMINATED: "Orange Is the New Black" co-star Laverne Cox is breaking down another barrier: She's the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.

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Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Transgender, Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Celebrities, Nathan Lane

Washington Times

Emmys nominations odds, ends, facts and figures

PROUD TO BE NOMINATED: "Orange Is the New Black" co-star Laverne Cox is breaking down another barrier: She's the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Celebrities, Nathan Lane, Comedy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment, Television, Jimmy Kimmel

Sunherald.com

Pelosi backs gay-rights bill despite concerns

The California Democrat says she understands those concerns, but says the Senate bill is the only choice facing Congress now.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Transgender, Barack Obama

KAUZ

No charges for officers in shooting near Capitol

An advocacy group says thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities have been banned from the voting booth by Los Angeles County courts, in violation of federal law.

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Related Topix: Boulder County, CO, Rick Scott, US Governors

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