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Federal judge refuses to halt same-sex benefits for Houston city employees

U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal
HOUSTON -- The same-sex spouses of Houston city employees will keep their benefits for now, after a federal judge on Thursday denied a request for a restraining order that would have halted them. ...

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Investigators say New Year’s Eve fire at Seattle gay nightclub was arson

KOMO-TVNeighbors bar, Seattle.
SEATTLE -- Police and fire investigators said Thursday that a New Year Eve's fire at a popular Seattle gay nightclub was most likely arson. ...

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Lambda Legal seeks swift ruling in W.Va. same-sex marriage lawsuit

Lambda LegalPlaintiffs Nancy Michael and Jane Fenton with their son Drew.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a motion for summary judgment asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to rule swiftly in a case brought by three same-sex couples seeking the freedom to ...

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Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth, but ban on gay adult leaders remains

The Boy Scouts' membership policy has been increasingly scrutinized in recent years, with prosecutors in New York and Colorado actively investigating the organization's hiring practices.
The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday began accepting openly gay youth, a historic policy change that affects the scouting ranks, however the ban on gay scout leaders remains in effect. ...

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Tenn. businesses encouraged to support state’s LGBT community

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Equality Project is starting a new initiative to encourage business to show support for the state’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. ...

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Don Lemon on why it’s still important for famous people to publicly come out

CNN's Don Lemon ended the "OutFront" broadcast on Monday night by commenting about Robin Roberts' coming out, and why it's important for other famous people to publicly come out as well. ...

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Rose Parade will go on with gay wedding, despite San Diego woman’s boycott

Eric Reed, AP/AIDS Healthcare FoundationAubrey Loots, left, and Danny Leclair, with notary Marilyn Townsend, display their signed marriage certificate just days before their Rose Parade wedding.
PASADENA, Calif. -- A San Diego woman calling for a boycott of the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade, because two Los Angeles men will be married atop a float themed “Love is the Best Protection.” ...

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Store owner charged with filing false report after alleging anti-gay attack

PARIS, Tenn. -- The owner of a health food store in Tennessee, who said last month that he had been robbed and beaten in an anti-gay attack, has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report after he ...

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‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts comes out as lesbian

APRobin Roberts
Robin Roberts, the popular host of "Good Morning America" who for years has struggled with breast cancer and bone marrow disease, revealed Sunday that she is in a long term relationship with another woman. ...

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

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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