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University diversity officer who signed anti-gay marriage petition loses bias suit

Angela McCaskill
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge dismissed discrimination claims filed by the chief diversity officer of Gallaudet University, who was demoted after she signed an anti-gay marriage petition. ...

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Saginaw, Mich., postpones ‘indefinitely’ consideration of human rights ordinance

TownMaps USA
SAGINAW, Mich. -- Following nearly four hours of testimony, the Saginaw city council on Monday voted to postpone consideration of a proposed human rights ordinance indefinitely. ...

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India Supreme Court to hear curative plea on law criminalizing gay sex

The Supreme Court of India in New Delhi.
NEW DELHI -- India's Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity. ...

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NOM seeks to defend Ore. gay marriage ban, questions gay judge’s impartiality

NOM chairman John Eastman
SALEM, Ore. -- The National Organization for Marriage said Monday it plans to file a motion to intervene and defend Oregon's gay marriage ban from challenges in federal court. ...

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Report: Marriage equality will add $60 million to Va. economy over 3 years

Steve Helber,  APSpencer Geiger, left, of Virginia Beach, and Carl Johanson, of Norfolk, hold signs as they demonstrate outside Federal Court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. A federal judge heard arguments on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
NORFOLK, Va. — As a federal appeals considers a ruling that overturned Virgina’s ban on same-sex marriage, a new report finds that marriage equality would add $60 million to the state’s economy. ...

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Lambda Legal files federal lawsuit challenging Georgia’s gay marriage ban

Lambda Legal announced Tuesday it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The case was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples. ...

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Houston mayor announces details of proposed anti-discrimination ordinance

APAnnise Parker
HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday announced details of a proposed human rights ordinance that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. ...

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Gay widower renews petition for green card on 39th wedding anniversary

Anthony Sullivan
LOS ANGELES -- A 72-year-old Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades is renewing his pitch for a green card since the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage. ...

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UK study: Effects of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years

Children who are bullied — and especially those who are frequently bullied — continue to be at risk for a wide range of poor social, health, and economic outcomes nearly four decades after being victimized, according to new research by ...

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Brooklyn bar owner fights landlord who forbids him from operating a gay bar

NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn bar owner says he has been battling his landlord for more than a year to turn his establishment into a gay bar, but that his lease specifically prohibits a gay bar from operating on the ...

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