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U.S. House panel rejects spousal benefits bill for LGBT veterans

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House panel on Wednesday rejected a measure that would have enabled veterans with same-sex spouses to receive partner benefits regardless of where they reside. The Washington Blade reports that the U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs ...

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80 Utah lawmakers warn Supreme Court that gay marriage could lead to polygamy, incest

Utah state capitol in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Eighty members of the Utah state legislature have filed a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a federal appeals court ruling striking down Utah's same-sex marriage ban, because allowing gay to marry could lead ...

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Study: 24,000 transgender voters could be disenfranchised in November

LOS ANGELES – Ten states’ strict voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for more than 24,000 transgender voters this November. According to a new study entitled, “The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws ...

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‘The Talk’ host Sara Gilbert, rocker Linda Perry expecting (Video)

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert
"Roseanne" alum and "The Talk" host Sara Gilbert announced Tuesday that she and her wife, rock songwriter-producer Linda Perry, are expecting their first child together. Gilbert told her "Talk" co-hosts that she would not be facing her fear of a ...

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Fla. judge vacates same-sex marriage ruling on legal technicality

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Broward County judge, who last month struck down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, vacated his own ruling Thursday on a legal technicality. The Miami Herald reports that Circuit Court Judge Dale Cohen vacated his decision ...

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‘Duck Dynasty’ dad: STD’s are God’s wrath for immorality, homosexuality

Phil Robertson
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is back, with a new message that sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, are God's wrath for immoral conduct, such as homosexuality. Robertson made the remarks in an appearance on Washington Watch with with Tony Perkins, ...

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Plaintiffs refute Texas AG’s claim that same-sex marriage is bad for kids

Attorney General Greg Abbott (R-Texas)
AUSTIN, Texas — Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas’ same-sex marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in “stable, lasting relationships,” arguing in an appeals brief Tuesday that it serves no legitimate state interest. The ...

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Lily Tomlin to be first out lesbian recipient of Kennedy Center Honors

Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin will be one of five recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors, the national awards for influencing American culture through the arts. Tomlin, 75, said she was astounded to learn she will receive the honors. The Detroit native ...

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Group erects ‘God Loves Gays’ billboard in ‘God Hates Fags’ hometown

The first "God Loves Gays" billboard was erected earlier this month in Topeka, Kan,, home of the Westboro Baptist Church.
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Organizers behind the website "God Loves Gay People" and the Facebook page "The Facebook God," have erected a billboard Topeka, Kan. -- home to the virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church -- proclaiming that "God Loves Gays." The ...

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Live streaming: Same-sex marriage cases argued before the Ninth Circuit

The James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse in San Francisco, home of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Live coverage of today's oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit in same-sex marriage cases from Hawaii, Idaho and Nevada can be viewed here: ...

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