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Poll: Support for gay marriage in Va. still 50 percent, no change in past year

Support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Virginia has stands at 50 percent just a little more than a month after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional. ...

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‘Newsweek’ owner endorses ‘ex-gay therapy,’ thinks gays can be ‘cured’

Newsweek owners Johnathan Davis (left) and Etienne Uzac.
A profile in The Guardian takes a look at the new owners of the iconic newsmagazine, Newsweek, and how IBT Media co-founder Johnathan Davis believes that gay people can be cured through “gay-to-straight” reparative (on conversion) theraly. ...

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Kyrgyzstan to consider anti-gay law similar to Russia’s gay ‘propaganda’ ban

The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is considering an anti-gay law that would prohibit its citizens from creating "a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations” among minors, a bill nearly identical to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. ...

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NY appeals court upholds $1.6 million judgement awarded to lesbian chef

Mirella Salemi
NEW YORK -- The owner of a Mexican restaurant in Tribeca who warned his staff weekly about the eternal damnation awaiting "gay people" owes a lesbian chef $1.6 million, a New York appeals court ruled. ...

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Elton John, David Furnish to exchange vows again to celebrate UK gay marriage

Matt Sayles, APElton John and David Furnish
LONDON -- Elton John and David Furnish say they plan to exchange vows for a second time to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United Kingdom. ...

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Miss. newscaster apologizes for saying gays are in the news too much

Dave Elliott
BILOXI, Miss. -- A longtime Mississippi newscaster came under fire this week for a Facebook post complaining about the amount of news coverage dedicated to the LGBT rights recently, and for suggesting that the LGBT community take a "gaycation." ...

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Lesbian couple’s 3-year-old son rejected by Texas school for having two moms

BEDFORD, Texas -- A lesbian couple in Bedford, Texas claim their son was turned away from a local Montessori school because he had two moms. ...

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Same-sex couple’s divorce case could test Nebraska’s gay marriage ban

LINCOLN, Neb. -- A lesbian couple who married in Iowa in 2009 is now petitioning the Nebraska Supreme Court to be allowed to divorce in a case that could test the constitutionality of Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Court overturns judge’s refusal to allow transgender applicant’s name change

Judge Bill Graves
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has reversed a county judge's refusal to grant a name change to a transgender person. ...

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Mo. lawmaker introduces bill to repeal state’s ban on same-sex marriage

Mike Colona
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri state lawmaker has introduced legislation to repeal the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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