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UK to finally pardon famed code breaker, ‘convicted homosexual’ Alan Turing

| Monday, July 22, 2013
Alan Turing
Nearly 60 years after his death, officials in the United Kingdom plan to formally pardon famed British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing who was chemically castrated after being convicted in 1952 of the crime of homosexuality.

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Cuccinelli stands by his beliefs that gays are ‘soulless’ and ‘self-destructive’

| Sunday, July 21, 2013
Ken Cuccinelli
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General and Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli said in a debate on Saturday that he stands by his statements that LGBT people are "soulless" and “self-destructive.”

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita marry in New York

| Sunday, July 21, 2013
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NEW YORK -- "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married his partner, attorney Justin Mikita in New York City on Saturday.

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Va. couple files federal lawsuit challenging state’s ban on gay marriage

| Saturday, July 20, 2013
Tony London (left) and Timothy Bostic
NORFOLK, Va. -- A Virginia couple on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Ohio couple challenges state law denying same-sex marriage

| Saturday, July 20, 2013
Jim Obergefell (left) and John Arthur (right) marry on a medically equipped jet on the tarmac at Baltimore-Washington Airport in Gen Burnie, Md., on July 11. Arthur's aunt, Paulette Roberts (center) officiated the wedding.
CINCINNATI -- Two Ohio men have filed a federal lawsuit alleging Ohio violates the U.S Constitution by denying legal recognition to same-sex couples married in states where gay marriage is legal.

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Philadelphia man accused of murder, dumping body of transgender lover

| Friday, July 19, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia man is in custody on Friday after he allegedly murdered his transgender lover and then dumped her body parts in a vacant lot.

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Va. county supervisor, anti-gay hate group leader censured by colleagues

| Friday, July 19, 2013
Eugene Delgaudio
LEESBURG, Va. -- Loudoun County, Va., Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling, Va.), leader of the anti-gay hate group Public Advocate of the United States, has been formally censured by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors in the wake of a grand jury report that suggested he misused county funds and his staff.

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Federal judge recuses from Ark. gay marriage challenge

| Friday, July 19, 2013
U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal judge is recusing from a case challenging Arkansas' ban on gay marriage, citing friendships with supporters of the amendment that voters approved banning same-sex unions.

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Satanists perform gay ritual at grave site of Westboro Baptist founder’s mother

| Thursday, July 18, 2013
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MERIDIAN, Miss. -- A group of self-described Satanists say they’ve given the controversial, anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church a taste of its own medicine by performing a same-sex ritual at the grave site of the mother of the church’s founder. [caption id="attachment_103884" align="alignleft" width="665"] Satanist Temple[/caption]...

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House GOP leadership abandons DOMA defense in ongoing cases

| Thursday, July 18, 2013
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON -- After spending more than $3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Republican leadership in the U.S. House said Thursday they are withdrawing their legal defense of the law that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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