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Federal court certifies Ariz. same-sex partners benefits case as class action

Arizona
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona has certified as a class action Lambda Legal's lawsuit on behalf of lesbian and gay Arizona state employees fighting a move by the Arizona Legislature to eliminate health ...

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Man arrested on Christmas for making death threats toward lesbian sister

Gordon Bissonnette
PLAINVILLE, Conn. -- A Connecticut man was arrested Christmas day for making death threats toward his lesbian sister because he disapproved of her sexual orientation and feared she might turn his daughter gay. ...

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Report: Houston Oilers had two gay players in 1993, teammates didn’t care

Jim Mone, AP (File)The 1993 Houston Oilers team contained two gay members, according to the Houston Chronicle.
HOUSTON — Long before the question of whether the NFL is ready for a gay player, at least two key members of the tumultuous 1993 Houston Oilers team were gay, former teammates have told the Houston Chronicle. ...

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Houston city workers file suit seeking equal benefits for same-sex spouses

Houston, Texas
Lambda Legal on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the city of Houston seeking to preserve spousal benefits, including health insurance, covering the same-sex spouses of city employees. ...

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San Diego man recovering from brutal attack in city’s gay friendly neighborhood

Dwayne Wynn
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego gay man said he was attacked by three men yelling anti-gay slurs and wielding a baseball bat just after midnight Monday in the city's historically diverse and gay-friendly Hillcrest neighborhood. ...

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Huntington, W.Va., adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination ordinance

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington's City Council has added sexual orientation and veteran status to an ordinance that prohibits discrimination such as denying employment. ...

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Gay couple kicked out of South Texas bar for dancing together

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VICTORIA, Texas -- A gay couple says they were kicked out of a South Texas country-western bar because of their sexual orientation. ...

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Colo. State coach suspended for calling Wash. State QB a ‘fucking faggot’

Matt York, APGreg Lupfer
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended without pay for two weeks for using a gay slur when yelling at Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday in the New Mexico Bowl last weekend. ...

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Queen pardons famed code breaker, ‘convicted homosexual’ Alan Turing

Alan Turing
LONDON -- Nearly 60 years after his death, Queen Elizabeth II has formally pardon famed British mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing. ...

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N.J. senate approves transgender birth certificate bill

N.J. state capitol in Trenton.
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey state Senate has approved a bill that would require the state Health Department to issue a new birth certificate for people who have completed the clinical process of altering their gender. ...

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