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18 min ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Colombia allows lesbian couple to adopt child

Colombia has taken a major step recognizing the rights of same-sex couples after the country's constitutional court allowed a lesbian couple to adopt a child born to one of its members.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

4 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature

Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according to state court records.

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Related Topix: Utah, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

8 hrs ago | Lutterworth Today

Police hunting anti-gay pamphleteers: one dressed as a monk

Police are on the look-out for a pair of homophobic pamphleteers who have been handing out hateful tracts in Market Harborough - one of whom was dressed as a monk.

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Related Topix: Leicestershire County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Northamptonshire County, England, Transgender

13 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Tulsa Couple Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Case

Lawyers for a same-sex Tulsa couple seeking the right to marry in Oklahoma have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to take up their case.

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Related Topix: Tulsa, OK, US News, US Supreme Court, Oklahoma, Tulsa County, OK

17 hrs ago | St.Petersburg Times

United Russia Lawmakers Feature in Anti-Gay Election Video Starring 'Conchita Wurst'

Two lawmakers in the Murmansk city council representing the ruling United Russia party feature in a video depicting bearded drag-queen "Eurovision" winner Conchita Wurst in which the candidates appear to announce their "anti-gay" platform ahead of the city's municipal elections.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WHTC

Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples

A former trainee manager at Little Caesars pizza in California sued the company for discrimination on Wednesday, accusing the Detroit-based chain of denying employees health insurance benefits for their legally wed same-sex spouses.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

Washington Times

Chile sailor publicly discloses his homosexuality

A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.

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KRON 4

Legislature Says No to "Gay Panic" Defense

Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: Transgender, US Governors, Jerry Brown

The New Zealand Herald

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

Ricardo Edward, who says he is taunted about his sexuality every time he goes out at night in Queenstown.

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Reuters

Residents see Europe best for gays and lesbians, Africa worst: poll

Most people in European nations say their community is a welcoming place for gays and lesbians, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also showed many in African countries see their homelands as hostile to homosexuals.

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Related Topix: Transgender

KTVN Reno

Florida Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Gay Marriage

Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.

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Capitol Hill Blue

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio, Liberal Political News

WVEC-TV Norfolk

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban

Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina

KSL-TV

Utah granted more time to file gay marriage recognition appeal

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Utah more time Tuesday to file its appeal in the same-sex marriage recognition case.

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Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Business Review

Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Sends Anti-Gay Email Rant To All

Becker & Poliakoff has taken "severe and immediate" action against a lawyer who sent a homophobic email to the entire law firm.

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The New Zealand Herald

Election 2014: Labour's three gender options for passports

Louisa Wall, whose same-sex marriage bill passed into law last year, said all people had the right to live in dignity.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Transgender

International Business Times

Lesbians Were Reported To Have The Most Orgasms During Sex Compared To Heterosexual Women

For the research conducted by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington, about 2,850 single Americans were given an online questionnaire to answer.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Online Dating

Global Voices Online

India's LGBT Community Dares to Hope After Health Minister's Comment on Gay Rights

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: India, World News

Advocate

#27BiStories: Appearing Straight, Appearing Gay, and Other Misconceptions Bi People Face

Common misconceptions haunt bisexual people, and one of the most common is that a person's sexuality is determined by the gender of whoever they're with.

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680News

Wisconsin, Indiana set to defend gay marriage bans before federal appeals court in Chicago

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, ACLU

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