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CBS, ‘Big Brother’ airs contestants’ racist, ethnic, homophobic slurs

| Monday, July 8, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — CBS' “Big Brother” tackled the growing controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday’s episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show’s online live stream.

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Gay couples: Applying for a marriage license in Ind. could land you in jail

| Monday, July 8, 2013
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Applying for a marriage license in Indiana is not a good idea for same-sex couples, even if you know or expect it is going to be denied. It could land the couple a possible three year prison sentence.

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Dallas Stars’ Tyler Seguin says latest anti-gay tweet came from ‘hackers’

| Sunday, July 7, 2013
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DALLAS – Recently acquired Dallas Stars hockey forward Tyler Seguin says an anti-gay comment that showed up on his Twitter account came from "hackers."

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Rising country music singer Steve Grand is out, ‘done playing it safe’

| Saturday, July 6, 2013
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Meet Steve Grand, a rising country music singer who may be America's first openly gay male country music star, and whose debut single is all about falling in love with a boy.

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Bisbee couple becomes first in Arizona to enter into same-sex civil union

| Saturday, July 6, 2013
Deborah Grier and Kathy Sowden
BISBEE, Ariz. -- Deborah Grier and Kathy Sowden celebrated an historic day in Bisbee, Ariz., on Friday, becoming the first same-sex couple in Arizona to register in a civil union.

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U.S. Navy to allow uniformed service members to march in San Diego pride

| Saturday, July 6, 2013
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The U.S. Navy says that active duty service members under the Region Southwest command may participate in uniform in this year's San Diego LGBT pride parade.

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Judge OKs defamation ruling against anti-transgender Pa. beauty queen

| Friday, July 5, 2013
Sheena Monnin
NEW YORK -- A federal judge in New York has upheld an arbitrator's ruling that a Pennsylvania beauty queen must pay the Miss USA pageant $5 million for defaming Donald Trump's pageant organization after she allegedly disagreed with a decision to allow transgender contestants.

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Once homophobic NBA star first to sign petition supporting gay marriage in Fla.

| Friday, July 5, 2013
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MIAMI -- Retired NBA player Tim Hardaway, once one of the most vocally homophobic professional athletes in the country, was the first person to sign a petition seeking to repeal Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Cult leader gets life in prison for murder of 4-year-old he thought was gay

| Friday, July 5, 2013
Peter Lucas Moses (left), and Jadon Higganbothan
DURHAM, N.C. — The former leader of a polygamist cult in North Carolina has been sentenced to two life terms for the shooting deaths of a 4-year-old boy he believed to be gay and a woman who sought to leave.

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Polls: Americans largely unfazed by Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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Two new polls released this week show a majority of Americans support marriage equality for same-sex couples, and are largely unfazed by last week's landmark Supreme Court decisions that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, and that cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California.

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