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U.S. Supreme Court considers cases relating to corporations’ religious beliefs

U.S. Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge. ...

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White House takes action in response to Uganda’s anti-gay law

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday said it was taking action in response to the recent passage of Uganda an anti-gay law, signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in January. ...

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Neon Trees’ lead vocalist Tyler Glenn comes out as gay

Mike Deerkoski (Wikimedia)Tyler Glenn
Tyler Glenn, the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Neon Trees, has come out as gay. ...

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Michigan paid $40K for ‘expert’ testimony in same-sex marriage trial

Mark Regnerus
DETROIT -- The state of Michigan says it has spent $40,000 on witnesses who testified as experts at a recent trial on same-sex marriage. ...

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Reagan picked ‘activist judge’ who threw out Mich. same-sex marriage ban

U.S District Judge Bernard Friedman
DETROIT -- The judge who made history by throwing out Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage has been on the federal bench for 26 years. ...

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Mich. plaintiffs celebrate on hearing news that marriage ban struck down

Watch as plaintiffs Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer hear the news that Michigan's same-sex marriage ban has been struck down. ...

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Judge denies stay in ruling that Tenn. recognize three out-of-state gay marriages

U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A federal judge on Thursday refused to issue a stay in her preliminary decision last week ordering the state of Tennessee to recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples while the case is proceeds in federal court. ...

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Nation’s first transgender mayor auctions off shoes to get cash for his city

SILVERTON, Ore. -- The nation's first openly transgender mayor is now opening his closet doors to get cash for his city. ...

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Oregon AG: ‘No rational justification’ for maintaining same-sex marriage ban

Attorney General  Ellen Rosenblum (D-Ore.)
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s attorney general has told a federal court that she believes the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages violates the federal rights of gay and lesbian couples ...

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High school science teacher changing gender to ‘authentic self’

The Fresno BeeKaren Adell Scot
After spring break, 24-year Yosemite, Calif. high school science and multimedia teacher Gary Sconce will return to teach as her true self. "It's like getting out of dark solitary confinement in prison where you never saw the light." ...

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