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Federal judge schedules new hearing in challenge to Kansas gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A federal judge has rescheduled a hearing for arguments over whether he should order Kansas to allow same-sex marriages. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree has scheduled a hearing for Friday, Oct. 31, at the federal courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. A previous hearing scheduled for Oct. 24 was cancelled.

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Lewiston becomes 9th Idaho city to approve LGBT protections

| Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Jimmy Emerson
LEWISTON, Idaho -- Officials in the north-central Idaho city of Lewiston have passed an ordinance banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Director of gay pilots association killed in single-engine plane crash

| Monday, October 27, 2014
Steven Moore
BOULDER, Colo. -- The Executive Director of the National Gay Pilots Association was killed Monday when the single-engine plane he was flying crashed and burst into flames after taking off from Boulder Municipal Airport. Steven Moore, 35, was killed in the crash, according to a statement by the pilots groups. He was flying the plane...

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5th Circuit schedules hearings in appeals of Texas, Louisiana gay marriage rulings

| Monday, October 27, 2014
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday scheduled oral arguments in the appeals of same-sex marriage rulings from Texas and Louisiana. The court set arguments for both cases to be heard during the week of January 5, 2015.

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Westboro Baptist Church seeks to defend Kansas same-sex marriage ban

| Monday, October 27, 2014
Westboro Baptist Church members demonstrate against gay rights
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Westboro Baptist Church, home of the anti-gay extremists behind the “Gods Hate Fags” demonstrations, is seeking to intervene as defendants in a federal lawsuit challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.

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The ‘enigma’ Alan Turing, chronicled in new film ‘The Imitation Game’

VIA: CBS News | Sunday, October 26, 2014
Alan Turing
Germany's top-secret World War II code was called "Enigma," and the gay Englishman who played a key role in breaking that code -- Alan Turing -- was very much an enigma himself. CBS News’ Anthony Mason reports on Turing’s life, which is chronicled in the new film, “The Imitation Game” (out next month). It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as...

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Jazz Jennings: The new face of transgender youth

VIA: Yahoo! News | Sunday, October 26, 2014
Jazz Jennings
As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others. By age 2, Jazz Jennings began to verbalize her feelings that "she was a girl," and by 5 she was one of the youngest people ever to be diagnosed with gender dysphoria.

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Clinton keynotes HRC event: ‘Still barriers that need to be brought down’

| Sunday, October 26, 2014
Bill Clinton speaks at the Human Rights Campaign national gala on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. president Bill Clinton on Saturday commended LGBT rights activists for a string a victories that have brought marriage equality to a majority of states, and encouraged the LGBT community to continue its push to break down additional barriers. "I’ve never seen a civil rights movement, at least in our country, move as far and as fast ...

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Lambda Legal files suit against SSA over denial of same-sex survivor benefits

| Saturday, October 25, 2014
Social-Security
WASHINGTON -- Lambda Legal has filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they live in states that discriminate against their marriages violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Judge nixes opposite-sex couple’s bid to intervene in Kansas gay marriage case

| Friday, October 24, 2014
Kansas-flag
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A federal judge has spurned an effort by a heterosexual couple to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Kansas ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree ruled Friday that Harper, Kan., attorney Phillip Unruh and his wife Sandra, have no legal right to join the lawsuit ...

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