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Appeals court rejects Utah’s request for emergency stay on marriage ruling

The Byron White U.S. Courthouse in Denver, the seat of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
DENVER -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has rejected a request by Utah state officials for an "emergency" stay on Friday's federal court ruling striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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GOP committee member blames ‘LGBT Gestapo’ for Duck Dynasty controversy

Dave Agema
A former Michigan lawmaker and current member of the Republican National Committee, who last week said that gays want free healthcare because they are dying of AIDS, is weighing in on the “Duck Dynasty” controversy, blaming the “LGBT Gestapo speech ...

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Salt Lake County clerk issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Just hours after a federal judge struck down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban on Friday, a Salt Lake County Clerk issued what may be the first marriage license to a same-sex couple in Utah. ...

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N.M. county clerk, deputy resign to avoid issuing marriage licenses to gay couples

Donna Carpenter
PORTALES, N.M. -- Two New Mexico officials responsible for issuing marriage licenses resigned their position on Friday, just one day after the state Supreme Court ordered all 33 county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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Navajo Nation official: N.M. court ruling has no effect on tribe’s gay marriage ban

FARMINGTON, N.M. — A Navajo Nation official says the tribe's own law prohibiting same-sex marriage isn't affected by the New Mexico Supreme Court's decision legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples in New Mexico. ...

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Pa. pastor appeals defrocking over officiating gay son’s wedding

Matt Rourke, APFormer United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer at a a news conference, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. United Methodist church officials have defrocked Schaefer, who officiated his gay son's wedding in Massachusetts.
PHILADELPHIA -- A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination and came as yet another ...

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ACLU files second lawsuit after Fla. school again blocks gay-straight alliance

OCALA, Fla. — The ACLU on Thursday sued a central Florida school district for the second time this year, claiming it is once again refusing to approve a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club at a middle school. ...

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Students walk out in protest of ‘forced’ resignation of gay Catholic school official

SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Hundreds of students at Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Wash., walked out Thursday to protest the resignation of a vice principal they say was forced out because he recently married his same-sex partner. ...

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Canadian law school approved despite plan enforce ban on ‘gay intimacy’

Trinity Western University
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The B.C. government has approved the creation of a new law school at Trinity Western University in Langley B.C., despite concerns from gay rights advocates over its plans to enforce a policy prohibiting “gay intimacy” among ...

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Hawaii same-sex marriage pioneer who sparked national debate weds partner

KHON-TVGenora Dancel Kathryn Dennis
HONOLULU -- One of the Hawaii women who sparked the national same-sex marriage battle with a lawsuit more than 20 years ago is now legally married to another woman. ...

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