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Carmine Caruso holds a rainbow flag during a rally in supports of same sex marriage in front of the Ada County courthouse in Boise, Idaho, on Friday, May 16, 2014. Idaho's gay marriage ban was overturned Tuesday when U.S. District Judge Candy Dale said the law unconstitutionally denied gay and lesbian residents their fundamental right to marry. On May 15, 2014, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay while it considers whether a longer stay is needed.

Marriage News Watch: Another week, another win for marriage equality

Monday, July 21, 2014
Another week, and another win for marriage equality. This time, it's Florida. But the freedom to marry is in jeopardy in Colorado. Meanwhile an appeals court has set a date for oral argument in two states, but then said never mind. And the Department of Justice has indicated its plans for addressing the freedom to marry before the Supreme Court... [ Read more → ]
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)

Florida newspaper: AG Pam Bondi is its ‘Loser of the Week’

Monday, July 21, 2014
The Tampa Bay Times calls out twice-divorced Florida Attorney Genderal Pam Bondi as its “Loser of the Week,” for immediately appealing a South Florida court ruling overturning the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Bondi “is becoming the face of opposition to marriage equality. All signs point to the tide of history rolling over Bondi, who is up for re-election in November.” [ Read more → ]
Ali Muhammad Brown

Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men captured in N.J.

Monday, July 21, 2014
SEATTLE -- The suspect in the murder of two gay men in Seattle last month has been arrested in New Jersey, according to Seattle police. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, was taken into custody in West Orange, N.J. on Friday. No additional details about the arrest have been provided. Earlier this month, prosecutors in King County, Wash., filed aggravated murder charges ... [ Read more → ]

Vancouver Catholic school district enacts transgender policy

Saturday, July 19, 2014
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A Catholic school district has approved a policy to accommodate transgender children, believed to be the first of its kind by a Catholic school in North America. The Vancouver Archdiocese made the move following a human rights complaint by the family of an 11-year-old transgender girl. [ Read more → ]

An amazing mom and the story of her 6-year-old transgender daughter

Friday, July 18, 2014
The video of a Kansas City mother who shared the story of her transgender daughter is gaining international visibility -- translation, it's gone viral. Debi Jackson spoke recently at the Listen to your Mother show, a live traveling event prior to Mother’s Day where women tell five minute stories about motherhood... [ Read more → ]
Theresa Santai-Gaffney

Pa. clerk seeks ‘en banc’ hearing in bid to overturn same-sex marriage ruling

Friday, July 18, 2014
POTTSVILLE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania county clerk seeking to overturn a federal judge’s ruling allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state, is now asking that the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit consider her bid to defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Theresa Santai-Gaffney, the Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court Clerk for... [ Read more → ]
Magdo Haro

N.M. mom charged with abuse, hate crime attack on lesbian daughter

Thursday, July 17, 2014
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sheriff's deputies in Doña Ana County, N.M., have arrested the mother of a 17-year-old girl on charges of physical and sexual abuse in reaction to learning of her daughter's sexual orientation. Sheriff’s officials have enhanced the charges because they say the incident qualifies as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]
Chelsea Manning

Military to begin initial gender identity treatment for Chelsea Manning

Thursday, July 17, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identify condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her. [ Read more → ]
Key West plaintiffs Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones

Florida judge overturns gay marriage ban; ruling applies only to Florida Keys

Thursday, July 17, 2014
KEY WEST, Fla -- . A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage after a legal challenge by six gay couples said it effectively made them second-class citizens. The ruling was issued Thursday by Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia and applies only to Monroe County, which covers the Keys. The lawsuit contended ... [ Read more → ]
Mia Henderson

Slain transgender woman was NBA player’s sibling

Thursday, July 17, 2014
BALTIMORE -- A transgender woman found slain in Baltimore on Wednesday morning was the sibling of an NBA player Reggie Bullock of the Los Angeles Clippers. Baltimore police say 26-year-old Mia Henderson was found dead early Wednesday morning in an alley in northwest Baltimore. Police have not identified any suspects or established a motive... [ Read more → ]
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