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Calif. man sues doctor for listing homosexuality as a ‘chronic condition’

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Matthew Moore
LOS ANGELES -- A California man las filed a lawsuit against his doctor and a Southern California healthcare network, saying they ignored his request to remove a notation from his medial records describing "homosexual behavior" as a "chronic problem." KNBC-TV reports that Matthew Moore, 46, who is openly gay, said he was shocked to see his sexual orientation ...

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Nat’l Organization for Marriage claims boycott has slowed Starbucks’ growth

Via: GOOD AS YOU | Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The rainbow pride flag atop the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle on Monday, Jne 23, 2014.
The National Organization For Marriage’s two year boycott of global coffee giant Starbucks “has been an abject (and laughable) failure,” reports Jeremy Hooper at Good As You. The pro-equality company maintains 21,000 stores in over 65 countries, and is thriving. NOM, on the other hand, has lost just about every thing it has attempted in the 2+ years...

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Report: Marriage equality would add $53 million, new jobs to Mich. economy

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Brianne Bowen, The Ann Arbor News (AP)Mark Thiesmeyer and Matt Hook of Ann Arbor get married by Rev. Roger Pohl after more than 12 years together outside the Washtenaw County Administration Building in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, March 22, 2014, the day after a federal court struck down Michigan's ban on gay marriage.
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Michigan would generate an estimated $53.2 million in spending to the state’s economy and generate over 500 new jobs over three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the Williams Institute, an independent think tank at UCLA’s School of Law, estimates that — based on 2010 U.S. Census data...

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How being gay affected Sam Champion’s relationship with his father

| Monday, August 11, 2014
Sam-Champion
When weatherman Sam Champion announced in 2012 that he was marrying his longtime partner, Rubem Robierb, it was the first time he had discussed his sexuality publicly. Off-camera, however, Sam never hid being gay from his friends or family—even from his late father, a military man whose initial reaction was anything but supportive. "I cannot support this lazy lifestyle choice..."

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Del. school district cancels reading list to avoid lesbian-themed novel

| Monday, August 11, 2014
Miseducation-of-Cameron-Post
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- A Delaware school district has eliminated a summer reading list for incoming high school freshman over a challenge to the list's inclusion of book whose main character is gay. The Cape Henlopen School Board initially voted to remove the novel "The Miseducation of Cameron Post" by emily m. danforth (the author uses all lower case letters...

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Kenya considers harsh penalties against gays, including death by stoning

| Monday, August 11, 2014
Stoning
NAIROBI, Kanya -- Lawmakers in Kenya are considering a new draft bill that proposes harsh penalties against gays, including death by stoning or life in prison. The Republican Liberty Party in Kenya's National Assembly introduced the bill, prohibiting any form of sexual relations between people of the same sex.

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Va. AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to review same-sex marriage ruling

| Friday, August 8, 2014
Attorney General Mark Herring (D-Va.)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, giving the high court its third such case to choose from when justices return in October. Herring, who declined to defend the ban in federal court and who said he supports the lower court’s decision ...

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Bridal shop won’t serve lesbian couples because it ‘would break God’s law’

| Friday, August 8, 2014
W.W. Bridal, Bloomsburg, Pa.
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- A bridal store's refusal to sell wedding gowns to a same-sex couple is stirring debate in a central Pennsylvania town. The Press Enterprise reports two women — who wish to remain anonymous — tried to schedule an appointment at W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloomsburg, Pa., but were turned down after the shop owner learned they were a lesbian couple...

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Tenn. judge upholds gay marriage ban in same-sex couple’s divorce case

| Friday, August 8, 2014
Tennessee
KINGSTON, Tenn. -- A Tennessee judge has ruled that two men who married in Iowa and later moved to Tennessee cannot be granted a divorce because the state doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. In his ruling, Roane County, Tenn., Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr., upheld Tennessee’s ban on same-sex marriage and said state laws now in effect ...

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Anti-gay groups call for Target boycott over retailer’s support for gay marriage

| Friday, August 8, 2014
Target
A number of anti-gay groups are calling for nationwide boycotts of Target after the chain signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality. The National Organization for Marriage, the Liberty Counsel and American Decency Association say the company's public support for same-sex marriage is a "slap in the face to millions of pro-family customers."

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