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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Q&A: U.S. Justice Ginsburg on Hobby Lobby, gay marriage, retirement

In an interview with Reuters late on Thursday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, was not just defiant about calls for her retirement.


Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court

6 hrs ago |

Stay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban

Attorneys for Michelle B. McQuigg, clerk of Prince William County's Circuit Court, asked for the delay while the decision was appealed to the Supreme Court.


Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

10 hrs ago | WTAG-AM Paxton

Boss thought confused students would think of gay sex

You've heard of homophobia. Now comes homophonia. The Salt Lake Tribune has the strange story of a social-media specialist who got fired after writing a blog post about homophones-the grammatical term referring to words that sound the same but are spelled differently, like too and two.


14 hrs ago | KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Minnesota Gay Marriage Law Reaches Anniversary

It's been a year since Minnesota's gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry.


Related Topix: Wedding

19 hrs ago | This Is Lancashire

Gay sex 'linked to drink and drugs'

A survey has shown that gay and bi-sexual men regularly have sex while under the influence of drink and drugs The poll put the figure at 49% after recording that 94% of the respondents said they have had sex at least once while drunk.


Related Topix: Drugs, Human Sexuality

23 hrs ago |

Challenge to gay conversion ban is dismissed

The ruling filed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson rejected the claims of a New Jersey couple who said their constitutional rights were being violated because the law prevents them from seeking treatment for their 15-year-old son.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, US Supreme Court, US News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Raw Story

Ugandan state lawyers seek to dismiss legal bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Activism

Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NJ couple's challenge to gay conversion ban is dismissed

For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.


Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

Gay Chinese man sues clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight

Gay rights campaigners pose for journalists to protest outside a court where the first court case in China involving so-called conversion therapy is held in Beijing, China, Thursday, July 31, 2014.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, Internet, Science / Technology


Gay couples denied marriage licenses in Greenville

The couples had expected their requests would be rejected Wednesday because South Carolina's ban on gay marriage still stands.


Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Registry For Same-Sex Couples

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Healthcare Law, Law, Wedding, Jim Doyle, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News


Chinese Man Sues Over Gay Conversion Therapy

A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu

Judge in W.Va. asked to delay gay marriage ruling

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a judge to postpone ruling on a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a ruling in a similar case in Virginia.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sheffield Star

Gay concerns at Doncaster school revealed

Some teachers are not happy talking in Doncaster's schools about gay issues, says a report by the borough's NUT.


Related Topix: Transgender

ABC News

Correction: Exxon Mobil-Gay Rights Story

In a story July 22 about new federal anti-discrimination rules, The Associated Press reported erroneously the value of Exxon Mobil Corp. shares held by investors who supported amending the company's equal employment opportunity statement.


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

NBC Los Angeles

CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top chief executive - the first openly gay governor in state history.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom, San Diego, CA, Golden Hill (San Diego, CA)

Group backing gay marriage releases TV ad in Ohio

COLUMBUS: A group supporting gay marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue.


Related Topix: Ohio, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

LGBT rights group hires ex-pastor in Mississippi

Rob Hill grew up in Mississippi, and spent 12 years as a United Methodist pastor.

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Related Topix: Transgender

Windsor Beacon

Poll: Opposition to gay marriage waning in Ky.

Sarah Peacock, of Louisville, Ky, puts a ring on Kristy Sturgill's, of Bardstown, Ky, finger alongside her daughter Lanie Peacock and Rev.


Related Topix: Wedding, Louisville, KY, Bardstown, KY, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky