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Alaska Supreme Court says same-sex couples entitled to death benefits

Same-sex couples in Alaska should be eligible to receive death benefits when a partner dies despite a state ban on gay marriage, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on Friday in its second decision in four months to favor granting benefits to gay couples.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Lubbock man says he was fired for being gay; law says it's OK

But, after he introduced his fiancA© to the kids he worked with at the Children's Home of Lubbock, he was fired.

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Related Topix: Lubbock, TX, Family, Kids, Law, Employment / Labor Law, South-Plains, TX

Tri-cityherald.com

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

The ruling issued by Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel mirrors the decision made earlier by Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Miami, FL, Miami Dade County, FL, US News, US Supreme Court

WESH-TV

Man arrested, accused of towing cars during Gay Days

Investigators believe the visitors were targeted not just because of the large volume of them, but also because of their sexual orientation.

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WLBT-TV Jackson

Lift U.S. ban on blood donations by gay men

The United States should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts writing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association .

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, HIV/AIDS, Health

The Raw Story

Colorado appeals court denies bid to block same-sex marriages in Boulder County

A Colorado appeals court on Thursday denied a motion by the state's top lawyer seeking to block a county clerk from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the long-running legal battle is resolved by higher courts.

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Related Topix: Boulder County, CO

Gawker

Fired Editor Sues for His Religious Freedom to Write About "Gaystapo"

Back in May, the Newton Daily News of Iowa fired its editor-in-chief for comments he'd made on his personal blog.

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Related Topix: Blog News, Jasper County, IA, Journalism

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Briefs piling up in gay marriage rulings appeal

Opponents of same-sex marriage cited political theory, social stability and even biblical text in legal briefs filed this week in federal court, where Indiana and Wisconsin are appealing rulings that overthrew their bans on gay weddings.

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

EDGE

Arguments Set in Challenge to Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

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WELI-AM Hamden

LGBT New Yorkers Should Be Worried

RUSH: "New York State is launching a campaign to collect coordinated data on residents sexual orientation as part of a comprehensive effort to improve health and human services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender New Yorkers."

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Related Topix: Rush, NY, Transgender

EDGE

Looking After Joey

Every one of us, at one time or another, thinks his or her life is like a soap opera.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera

EDGE

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, HIV/AIDS

WTVF Nashville

Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colorado, Arizona, Arizona Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Death Penalty

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Brandon Sun

Rubio talks abortion, gay marriage as he works to woo social conservatives

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives to speak at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News

Sunherald.com

Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state's ban no longer be enforced.

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Related Topix: Denver, CO, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, US News, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

News Journal

Appeals court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage

Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple turned Wednesday to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married.

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EDGE

Anti-Gay Pastor: Don't Hate Me But Gays Are Possessed By Smelly Demons

Pastor Bert Farias, founder of Holy Fire Ministries, is raising hell this week by way of an article on Christian news site Charisma News Tuesday, where he asked gay people not to "get upset with me" for telling them "the raw, naked truth about homosexuality," saying being gay is a choice and gay people are possessed by "putrid smelling" demons that ... (more)

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EDGE

Teen Pleads In Assault Of Gay Man In Detroit

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded no contest to assault for his part in an attack on a young gay man during a gay pride celebration in Detroit.

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Daily World

Anti-gay laws can fuel spread of HIV, research finds

Stigma and discrimination have always played a major role in the global AIDS epidemic, but they are getting renewed attention this year at the ongoing International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Vladimir Putin, Columbia University

EDGE

Attorney Seeks Ruling in ND Gay Marriage Case

The Minneapolis attorney representing the seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's gay marriage ban is asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling.

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Related Topix: Fargo, ND

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