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55 min ago | EDGE

New Oregon Marriage Licenses Read For Same-Sex Couples

In light of the Oregon attorney general's decision to not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, Oregon is now revising its marriage licenses to include forms for same-sex couples.

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4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics

8 hrs ago | EDGE

Obama Ties LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy to LGBT Americans

President Barack Obama embraced Lyndon B. Johnson's civil rights legacy Thursday in a speech that credited the former president with helping to open the doors to equality for countless Americans, including those who are LGBT.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, African-American, us Travel, Travel, Barnard College, California

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Judges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing

Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay... A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed ... (more)

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EDGE

Bill and Pete's Not So Excellent Adventure: Hate Group Leader Back on American Soil

After a whirlwind tour of Saskatchewan that started with a prolonged detention at the Canadian border and ended in a jail cell, Peter LaBarbera, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality is back on American soil looking for cash to pay his legal bills.

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EDGE

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

If LGBT Ugandans are searching for a way to leave their oppressive country, they can cross Namibia off their list.

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KTVN Reno

Prop 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving

By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Dick Cheney, George Bush, W.

WHLO-AM Akron

Is the GOP Finally Getting Hip to Gay Marriage?

Just as the Nevada GOP drops its opposition to same-sex marriage, a group of young conservatives is launching a campaign to change anti-gay language in the national party platform.

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EDGE

Hearing Set in Challenge to Arkansa's Gay Marriage Ban

Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.

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WGBH

Justice's 'Peacemaker' Unit Focuses On Transgender Rights

Diego Sanchez, the first openly transgender person to work as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill, helped to develop a new Justice Department program that trains law enforcement to be more sensitive to the needs of transgender people.

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Palladium-Item

House kills bill to remove anti-sodomy law in La.

Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, sought to remove consensual sex between people of the same sex from Louisiana's crimes against nature law.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

EDGE

Round 2: Court Takes up Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Tulsa County, OK, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US Supreme Court

EDGE

URI Breaks Ground on Gay and Lesbian Center

The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

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Related Topix: University of Rhode Island, Transgender, US Governors, Lincoln Chafee

EDGE

Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn't horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Prison, Digital Journal

EDGE

Erasure's Andy Bell, 'Glee' Star to Sing at Detroit Gay Pride Festival

Andy Bell of Erasure and "Glee" actor Alex Newell are among the musical acts that will perform at this year's gay pride festival in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Erasure, Detroit, MI

EDGE

Co-Creator of Russia's 'Homosexual Propaganda' Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

One of Russia's lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned, Gay Star News reports.

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EDGE

Brunei to Punish Same-Sex Acts With Death By Stoning

Lawmakers in Brunei, the sovereign state in southeast Asia near Borneo, are gearing up to introduce a new penal code that will allow death by stoning for acts of gay sex, according to the Huffington Post.

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Turnto10.com

Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal.

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EDGE

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Ingham County, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Ann Arbor, MI

ABC News

Planned Anti-Gay Rally in Ethiopia Is Cancelled

Two groups had been planning to hold a large anti-gay rally in Addis Ababa on April 26. But Dereje Negash, chairman of a religious group affiliated with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, said the cancellation came after people inside the church asked the government to prevent the rally.

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