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Congregation walks out after church forces gay choir director to resign

Adam Fraley
ALEXANDRIA, Ind. -- A small Methodist church in northern Indiana is divided and as much as eighty percent of the congregants have left the church after a popular gay choir director was forced to resign, and a respected church lay ...

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Champion Brazilian diver Ian Matos comes out as gay

Champion Brazilian diver Ian Matos has come out publicly as gay in an interview with the newspaper Correio. ...

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Top Florida employers join coalition to fight against LGBT discrimination

Many of Florida’s largest employers on Monday launched the Florida Business Coalition for a Competitive Workforce, aimed at passing a bipartisan bill that would ban anti-gay and gender-based discrimination. ...

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Christie vetoes bill allowing new birth certificates for transgender people without surgery

Chris Christie
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed transgender citizens to obtain a new birth certificate to reflect their gender identity without surgical requirements. ...

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Catholic school choir director forced to resign following engagement to partner

Brian Panetta (left) and Nathan David
SANDUSKY, Ohio -- A Catholic school in Sandusky, Ohio, has forced its band and choir director to resign after school officials learned he and his boyfriend recently became engaged to be married. ...

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D.C. man sentenced to 10 years for stabbing transgender woman 40 times

WASHINGTON -- A D.C. man who stabbed a transgender woman 40 times last summer after an argument about sex was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday. ...

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N.M. county clerk to donate unused legal funds to marriage equality campaign

Gay couples flocked to southern New Mexico when Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins announced on August 21 that his office was now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A southern New Mexico county clerk who faced a lawsuit for issuing same-sex marriage licenses is donating the remainder of his defense fund to a marriage equality advocacy campaign. ...

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McAuliffe signs executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state workers

APTerry McAuliffe
RICHMOND, Va. — Just moments after his inauguration on Saturday, Virgina governor Terry McAuliffe signed “Executive Order Number 1,” a directive prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against ...

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WATCH: 12-year-old addresses Utah rally on the meaning of marriage and family

Riley Hackford-Peer, 12, whose two moms were recently able to marry in Utah, addressed hundreds of supporters Friday to speak about the meaning of marriage and family, and the two best days of his life. ...

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Terry McAuliffe sworn in as Virginia’s 72nd governor

Patrick Semansky, APVirginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, right, waves to supporters alongside his wife Dorothy during inaugural ceremonies at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton look on in the background.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and rainmaker for Bill and Hillary Clinton, was sworn in as Virginia's 72nd governor on a mild and rainy Saturday. ...

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