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Pastor dresses horse in wedding gown to protest ‘consequences’ of gay marriage

| Friday, December 12, 2014
The Clarion-Ledger
Slippery slope: "Do you take this horse to be your unnatural wedded spouse? ... This might be possible if the ban on same-sex marriage is lifted."

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Judge won’t allow same-sex marriages in Texas while case is being appealed

| Friday, December 12, 2014
Texas
U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia suggested to 5th Circuit Court of Appeals would likely put the stay back in place in the Texas case if he lifted it.

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Sorry PFOX… The model on the ‘ex-gay’ billboard is ‘out and proud,’ not a twin

| Friday, December 12, 2014
PFOX billboard along Interstates 95/64 in Richmond, Va.
The “twins” whose photographs appear on a Virginia billboard declaring “nobody is born gay” is actually one “out and proud” gay man who is not a twin.

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Ryan Seacrest to produce transgender documentary series for ABC Family

| Friday, December 12, 2014
Ryan Seacrest
"My Transparent Life," will follow Ben, a teenager who learns both that his parents are going to divorce and that his father, Charlie, is transitioning into Carly.

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Medicare, Medicaid propose new rules to recognize same-sex spouses

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
Medicare-Medicaid
The new regulations would revise language to ensure terms like "spouse" and "representative" include gay and lesbian spouses for the purposes of healthcare visitation and decision-making.

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Report: More lesbians marry than do gay men, gays have lower divorce rate

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
Michelle Giorgi and Karen Madrone share a lighter moment with the Rev. Julie Peebles as she officiates in their wedding at the Guilford County Register of Deeds office on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C.
Almost two-thirds of all same-sex couples who entered legal relationships are female, and overall the divorce rate for gay couples is significantly lower than opposite sex couples.

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Illinois school board member: No gay candidates for superintendent job

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
Liz Biondi
Equality Illinois wants school board member Liz Biondi to resign for advising a search firm against bringing gay or lesbian candidates for a school superintendent job.

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Albania gay rights groups open first LGBTI shelter in Balkan region

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tirana, Albania
Streha, “the Shelter” in Albanian, is the first shelter of its kind for LGBTI individuals in the Balkan region and one of the first in Eastern Europe.

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Gay military activist, Outserve co-founder facing sexual assault charges

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
Josh Seefried
Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried is facing possible court martial on charges of wrongful sexual contact, forcible sodomy, and abusive sexual contact.

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Ted Osius III becomes first openly gay U.S. ambassador to East Asia

| Thursday, December 11, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) administers the oath of office to Ambassador Ted Osius (right), with Osius' husband Clayton Bond holding the Bible.
As the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius is the seventh openly LGBT person named as an ambassador under the Obama administration.

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