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Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay: ‘I’m tired of lying by omission’

Ellen Page
Academy Award-nominated actress Ellen Page announced Friday at an LGBT youth conference in Las Vegas that she is gay. ...

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Dallas sportscaster who spoke out in support of Michael Sam appears on Ellen

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From his news desk in Dallas, Texas, Dale Hansen spoke out in support of openly gay football player Michael Sam, and the point he made was heard round the world. Ellen DeGeneres had him on her show Friday to talk ...

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Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee want to deny recognition of gay marriages in 33 states

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
WASHINGTON -- Two GOP Senate lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would require federal agencies to use a person’s state of residence to determine federal recognition of marital status. ...

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Uganda president to sign bill imposing life in prison for convicted homosexuals

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KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign the country’s controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill that imposes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality, according to a government spokesman. ...

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Bill to prohibit conversion therapy on LGBT youth passes Washington House

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House on Thursday approved a bill aimed at prohibiting health care providers from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth. ...

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Tenn. lawmaker introduces bill to allow religious discrimination against gays

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Tennessee state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow individuals and businesses to refuse to provide goods and services to gays based on their religious beliefs. ...

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Texas court reverses decision that voided transgender widow’s marriage

Nikki Araguz
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Texas appeals court on Thursday overturned a judge's ruling that had voided the marriage of a transgender widow whose firefighter husband died battling a blaze. ...

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Advocacy group files lawsuit challenging Alabama same-sex marriage ban

SPLCPaul Hard, right, with his husband David Fancher at their wedding in Marconi Beach, Mass. on May 20, 2011.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Thursday announced a federal lawsuit challenging Alabama laws that refuse to recognize lawful same-sex marriages. ...

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Groups organizing ballot push to repeal Nevada same-sex marriage ban

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LAS VEGAS — Several groups are organizing a push to get the Legislature in 2015 and voters in 2016 to change the Nevada constitution to allow same-sex marriages, while a federal court prepares to hear a legal challenge against the ...

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Complaint alleges BlueCross BlueShield policy targets people with HIV

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NEW ORLEANS -- Lambda Legal has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights against BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana (BCBS) after the state's largest insurer stopped accepting federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program ...

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