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Nebraska Supreme Court dismisses same-sex divorce appeal

Lancaster County District Judge John Colborn declared the rules unconstitutional.
OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska's Supreme Court dismissed an appeal Friday by woman legally wed to another woman in Iowa who is now seeking a divorce in the state where they live, saying it didn't have jurisdiction and therefore could not ...

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Fla. gay rights group endorses Charlie Crist for governor

Charlie Crist
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Florida's largest gay rights advocacy group has endorsed Democrat Charlie Crist for governor. The endorsement is a boon for Crist, who still faces some skepticism from Democratic activists who consider his political conversion dubious. ...

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Local resident to file lawsuit to stop Milwaukee County same-sex weddings

Bob Braun
MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man says the the legal process is moving too slowly so he’s filing a lawsuit to stop same-sex weddings in Milwaukee County, claiming that his civil rights are being violated because gay couples are marrying. ...

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Gay son comes out over pasta in Italy’s first LGBT-friendly TV commercial

A frozen food company in Italy has produced what is believed to be the first gay-friendly television commercial in the European country often entrenched in homophobia. In the commercial from Findus Foods, a man named Luca and his mother bond ...

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The 35 most LGBT-friendly U.S. Cities, according to Vocativ’s ‘Queer Index’

Which U.S. city is most friendly toward LGBT residents? Which big cities don't even make the list? What's the gayest city in "red state" America? Which metro area has the highest percentage of out politicians? Where do same-sex Craigslist hookups ...

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Calif. officials, community leaders urge Archbishop not to attend anti-gay rally

Salvatore Cordileone
SAN FRANCISCO – Top California and San Francisco officials, along with faith, LGBT and civil rights leaders, are calling on San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to cancel his participation in an upcoming march and rally against marriage equality for ...

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Southern Baptists oppose transgender identity, won’t relax stance on gay marriage

BALTIMORE -- The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention says the denomination won't relax its position on same-sex marriage and transgender identity, even as courts across the country are striking down gay marriage bans in record numbers and the ...

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Okla. House candidate supports stoning gays because ‘it came directly from God’

Scott Esk
MOORE, Okla. -- A Tea Party candidate running for Oklahoma's state House who wants to apply biblical principles to Oklahoma law is under fire for advocating that gays should be stoned to death because 'it came directly from God." ...

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Holder: Boy Scouts’ ban on gay adults ‘perpetuates worst kind of stereotypes’

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday took aim at the Boy Scouts of America, saying it's refusal to allow gay and lesbian adults to serve as scout leaders "perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes." In remarks at an event ...

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N.Y. state assembly passes gender expression non-discrimination act, again

New York state capitol in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Assembly on Tuesday again approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. It is the seventh time the measure has passed ...

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