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‘The Bachelor:’ I respect gay people, but they’re not a good example for kids

Juan Pablo Galavis
ABC's "The Bachelor" -- Juan Pablo Galavis -- says he's not interested in seeing a gay version of the popular reality series because gay people are not a good example for kids. ...

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Weir caught in a crossfire of ‘hate and scrutiny’ for not boycotting Olympics

Johnny Weir
LYNDHURST, N.J. – Champion figure skater Johnny Weir said Thursday he has been caught up "in a crossfire" for not supporting a boycott of the 2014 Sochi Olympic games in the wake of Russia's anti-gay laws. ...

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Obama nominates out lesbian attorney to federal court in Illinois

Staci Michelle Yandle
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated out lesbian attorney Staci Michelle Yandle to serve in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the White House announced on Thursday. ...

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Okla. Rep. Sally Kern: ‘Homosexuality is not a civil right, it’s a human wrong’

KOTVSally Kern
Oklahoma lawmaker Sally Kern, who once called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” decried a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Utah man who went on hunger strike says fighting homosexual movement is ‘mission in life’

Trestin Meacham
Trestin Meacham, the Utah man who went on a two-week hunger strike until the state stopped allowing same-sex couples to marry, now says that his "purpose in life is to stand against the homosexual movement." ...

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Ariz. Senate panel approves bill to allow discrimination based on religious beliefs

Arizona state capitol   in Phoenix.
PHOENIX — An Arizona Senate committee gave initial approval Thursday to a bill allowing people to claim that their religious beliefs led them to refuse service to gays or others. ...

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‘Duck Dynasty’ season 5 premiere down 3.3 million viewers from season 4 opener

NEW YORK -- Nielsen says "Duck Dynasty" drew 8.5 million viewers for its fifth-season premiere. ...

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Activist group protests outside ‘Today’ show over NBC Olympic coverage

Queer Nation activists demonstrate outside NBC studios in New York on Thursday during a live broadcast of the Today show.
NEW YORK -- A dozen members of the gay rights activist group Queer Nation demonstrated outside the broadcast of NBC’s Today Show on Thursday, demanding that NBC report on the Russian government’s ongoing attacks on LGBT people and its and ...

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United Nations chief alarmed by Nigeria’s new anti-gay law

APBan Ki-moon
UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is alarmed by reports of the arrest and torture of individuals in northern Nigeria believed to be homosexual and strongly hopes that the constitutionality of the country's new anti-gay law will ...

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Oklahoma ruling shows U.S. shift toward same-sex marriage

James Gibbard, Tulsa World (AP)Gay Phillips, left, her partner Sue Barton, and Mary Bishop and her partner Sharon Baldwin have a champagne toast during a celebration at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla., after a federal judge struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.
TULSA, Oklahoma — For the second time in a month, a federal judge has set aside a deeply conservative U.S. state’s limits on same-sex marriage, this time in Oklahoma. Like the federal judge who reversed Utah’s gay marriage ban in ...

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