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Same-sex marriage has second appellate court hearing

Sharon Baldwin, left, and Mary Bishop are the plaintiffs who successfully challenged Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage
DENVER -- Same-sex marriage has its second hearing at the federal appellate level Thursday as lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license square off in a Denver courtroom. ...

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Hundreds of Mo. businesses voice support for statewide LGBT protections

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. – More than 450 Missouri-based companies from across the state, including two of the Fortune 500, are now voicing their support for the LGBT-inclusive Missouri Non-discrimination Act (MONA), which was introduced in both chambers of the Missouri ...

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Pro-gay marriage GOP super PAC has strong Q1, gay GOP candidates fall short

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A Republican super PAC aimed at supporting pro-gay marriage GOP candidates raised a strong $2.75 million in the first quarter of 2014, but gay Republicans candidates for U.S. Congress fell short in fundraising. ...

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Thousands rally at UMass to support LGBT community, counter WBC protest

Members of the LGBT community and allies organize in a peaceful rally and march at the UMass campus on April 16, 2014.
AMHERST, Mass. -- An estimated 2,000 people rallied at the University of Massachusetts on Wednesday in support of the LGBTQ community, and UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay male athlete in NCAA Division 1 sports. ...

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Chicago man receives email from Sprint addressing him as ‘gay sissyboy’

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CHICAGO -- A Chicago man says he received an email from mobile phone carrier Sprint addressing him as a "gay sissyboy" after calling the carrier's customer service line. ...

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Woman charged in murder of son’s partner after shooting him in the back

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- An Alabama woman is charged with murder for allegedly shooting her son's long term partner in the back at a truck stop in McCalla, Ala., on Monday evening. ...

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IOC pressured by All Out, U.S. lawmakers to ban anti-LGBT discrimination

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The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday came under increased pressure to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination and ensure future host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books. ...

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GaymerX says no more LGBT gamer conferences, citing lack of sponsorhip

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Organizers of the GaymerX conference for LGBT gamers and developers have announced that this year's conference in San Francisco will be its last for the foreseeable future, citing a lack of sponsorship. ...

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Bay County, Mich., approves policy change to protect LGBT county workers

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BAY CITY, Mich. — The Bay County Board of Commissioners approved changes to the county's personnel policy on Tuesday, April 15, protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender county workers from employment discrimination. ...

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UN condemns Brunei law that calls for death by stoning for gay sex

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The United Nations Human Rights office has condemned a revised penal code in Brunei which calls for the death penalty for numerous offenses, including same-sex sexual activity, and introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for crimes ...

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