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Okla. television campaign aims to build public support for marriage equality

Freedom to Marry and Freedom Oklahoma have launched a new 30-second television ad that will run across the state of Oklahoma over the next week as part of its public education campaign to build support for marriage equality. ...

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Mo. judge grants state’s first divorce between a same-sex couple

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A Boone County, Mo., judge has granted what is believed to be the first same-sex divorce in Missouri, which has a constitutional amendment against recognizing same-sex marriages. ...

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Transgender woman alleges housing discrimination by Salvation Army

Jodielynn Wiley
DALLAS -- A transgender woman facing homelessness has filed a lawsuit with the Fair Housing Office in Dallas after being denied housing by the Salvation Army because she has not undergone gender reassignment surgery. ...

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Designers Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent marry at iconic NYC public library

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent
NEW YORK -- Designer and American Dream Builders host and author Nate Berkus, 42, married designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent, 29, Saturday at the New York Public Library, reports People magazine. ...

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George Takei presented with GLAAD award for promoting LGBT equality

George Takei accepts the Vito Russo Award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in New York.
NEW YORK -- Actor and LGBT rights activist George Takei was presented with the Vito Russo award at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards ceremony in New York on Saturday night. ...

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Virgin CEO announces boycott of hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei

Sir Richard Branson
LONDON — Richard Branson, the founder and CEO of the Virgin group, a £15 billion multinational conglomerate, announced Saturday that he, and his company, would boycott hotels owner by the Sultan of Brunei due to the country’s anti-gay laws. ...

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Oregon AG asks court to deny NOM request to intervene in gay marriage case

Ellen Rosenblum
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has asked a federal judge not to allow the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) to intervene in a case to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Suspect in Seattle gay bar fire pleads guilty to federal arson charge

FacebookMusab Mohamed Masmari
SEATTLE — A man who set fire to a crowded Seattle nightclub just after midnight on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal arson charge. ...

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TRAILER: ‘The Case Against 8’

"The Case Against 8" takes an inside look at the groundbreaking Supreme Court case that overturned Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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S.D. lawmaker says gay sex is ‘a one way alley for a garbage truck’

Steve Hickey
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota state lawmaker is gaining national attention for a Facebook rant in which he compares homosexual sex to “a one way alley for a garbage truck.” ...

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