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Montana Tea Party ousts chief over anti-gay comment posted on Facebook

The head of a Montana Tea Party group has been ousted from the organization following a controversial exchange on his Facebook page that appeared to condone violence against gays. ...

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Castro accepts responsibility for Cuba’s persecution of gays

In an interview last week with Mexican newspaper La Jornada, Fidel Castro accepted responsibility for Cuba’s persecution of gays and lesbians decades ago. ...

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Catholic high school dean loses job after marrying her partner

The athletic director and dean of students at a Catholic high school in Springfield, MA lost her job last week, saying she was pressured to leave after marrying her female partner in August. ...

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Court rejects motion to force Brown, Schwarzenegger to defend Prop 8

A California state appeals court has denied a conservative law group's request that it force Attorney General Jerry Brown and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to defend Proposition 8 in federal court. ...

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Appeals court reverses Texas same-sex divorce case

A Texas appeals court has ruled same-sex couples legally married in other states can’t get divorced in Texas, and also ruled that the Texas same-sex marriage ban is constitutional. ...

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Presbyterian minister rebuked, praised for performing same-sex unions

A retired Presbyterian minister was found guilty Friday by a church tribunal of presiding at the marriage of same-sex couples in 2008 and will be censured, pending an appeal. The six-member panel announced its verdict in the case of the ...

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Former RNC chair, GW Bush campaign manager: ‘I’m gay’

Ken Mehlman, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee and the campaign manager who helped win a second term for President George W. Bush on his anti-gay marriage platform has announced that he is homosexual. ...

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Target, Best Buy feel investor backlash over political donation

After weeks of public protest over its financial support of an organization that backed a GOP gubernatorial candidate opposed to gay rights, Target Corp. now faces a new form of pressure: shareholder demands that it revamp its donation process ...

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Ricky Martin’s memoir due November 2

Ricky Martin is set to release his memoir, Me, on November 2. Martin said in a statement Thursday that the project led him to extract memories that he had erased from his mind, and called it an "incredible spiritual journey." ...

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Appeals court grants ‘stay’ in Prop 8 ruling, gay marriage to remain on hold

A federal appeals court on Monday put a hold on same-sex marriages in California, overruling a federal district judge who had earlier ruled that Proposition 8 -- the state's voter approved ban on gay marriage -- was unconstitutional. ...

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