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AUDIO: Tenth Circuit appeals panel hears arguments on Utah gay marriage ban

The Byron White U.S. Courthouse in Denver, the seat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
DENVER — A three-judge panel heard arguments Thursday on whether they should uphold separate rulings by two federal judges that threw out same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma. ...

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Seattle mayor, city council back ousted gay Scoutmaster

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SEATTLE -- Seattle's mayor and City Council have thrown their support behind a Boys Scouts troop leader in Seattle whose membership in the Boys Scouts of America was revoked last month because he is gay. ...

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Italian court orders town to recognize gay couple married abroad

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ROME, Italy -- An Italian court has ordered a town to recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the United States. ...

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Univ. of Kentucky says survey was intended to improve health services

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky says a campus-wide student survey that asked students whether homosexuality was a sin was intended to improve the school’s health services. ...

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What’s next in the legal odyssey to achieve marriage equality across the land?

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Thursday's hearing in Denver marks the first time a same-sex marriage case has been heard by an appellate court since last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. ...

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Derrick Gordon: ‘I couldn’t go on hiding and being somebody I’m not’

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In one of his first live interviews since coming out as gay earlier Wednesday, University of Massachusetts sophomore Derrick Gordon speaks with NBC’s joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the historic moment. ...

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Lesbian couple named mother and father on daughter’s Tenn. birth certificate

Emilia Maria Jesty with her birth "father" Sophy Jesty.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A baby girl born to same-sex parents who are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage, is the first child in the state to have two mothers listed on her birth certificate. ...

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Lambda Legal: Announcement ‘very soon’ on a Ga. marriage lawsuit

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Almost every week, a new one appears. Marriage equality lawsuits have been filed now in all but five states in the nation -- the final five that remain out of the game are North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Alaska and, ...

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Minn. governor signs LGBT-inclusive ‘Safe Schools’ anti-bullying bill into law

Gov. Mark Dayton signs the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law on April 9, 2014.
ST. PAUL -- Less than 24 hours after clearing the Minnesota state House, Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday signed Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law, a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law. ...

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Boies, Olson: ‘We’re trying to bring marriage equality to every state in the Union’

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AUSTIN, Texas -- David Boies and Ted Olson, the legal team who helped take down California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, were on hand for the the kick-off Tuesday of the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1964 Civil Rights ...

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