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19 min ago | 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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North County Public Radio

NY agencies collecting more gender data

State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo says will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Transgender, New York

The Island Packet

Ana Veciana-Suarez: Updated comic Archie's death a cultural barometer

Archie Andrews has died, felled by an assassin's bullet intended for a friend. Let's pause here to mourn an iconic figure of our childhood.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Newtown, CT

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WTHI-TV Terre Haute

Gay couplesa lawyers object to full-court hearing

Attorneys on either side of a lawsuit over Indiana's overthrown gay marriage ban are wrangling over how many federal judges should hear the state's appeal, a technical issue that could make a big difference.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Exxon Mobil says it'll follow new anti-bias rules

Following President Barack Obama's signing of an executive order Monday expanding protections for federal workers and contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Labor Department has 90 days to issue regulations for how employers must comply.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chemicals, Transgender, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

CBS Local

Irving-Based Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn't saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chemicals, Transgender

WLNS-TV Lansing

MSU Gets Anonymous $1 Million Gift For Gay Center

Certain lots of whole peaches , nectarines , plums and pluots packed between June 1 through July 12 due to the potential of the fruits being contaminated with listeria.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, East Lansing, MI, Lansing, MI

EDGE

Russian Court Says Local LGBT Group is a Spy Organization

Riot police officers guarded activists who had been beaten by antigay protesters at a rally in St. Petersburg.

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EDGE

CRUSH Urges Vegas Gay Men to Quit Smoking

CRUSH, Las Vegas' premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender smoke-free brand recently launched a new video to encourage gay and bisexual men to quit smoking.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Las Vegas, NV, Transgender

EDGE

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

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Related Topix: IGN Entertainment, Italy, World News, Immigration Reform

EDGE

Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

Rep. David Jolly announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage, the Washington Post reports.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Richard Hanna, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Mark Kirk, US Senate

EDGE

GLAAD Slams Hollywood for Poor Portrayal of LGBT Community

GLAAD is criticizing Hollywood's portrayal of the LGBT community in a new report this week , saying filmmakers are failing to represent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

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EDGE

Mich. Dad Who Beat Daughter to Death to 'Turn Her Gay' Sentenced

A Michigan man who told police he beat his two-year-old daughter to death in 2011 in an attempt to turn her gay so she would avoid men was sentenced to 40-years in prison with a non-parole period of 18-years and nine months Monday.

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