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Judge dismisses challenge to DOMA, says suit must be refiled

A federal judge in Southern California has dismissed the lawsuit that created a public rift between President Barack Obama and gay supporters. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter (pictured) ruled the case — the first of several pending challenges to ...

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SLC Mayor proposing LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is proposing a new city ordinance that includes protections for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. The public discussion draft is based on a July report by the Salt Lake City Human Rights ...

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NV begins accepting Domestic Partner applications

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The Nevada secretary of state's office will take applications starting Monday from both gay and straight couples who want to take advantage of Nevada's new domestic partners law. ...

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2nd trial gets underway in Dallas hate crime attack

The second trial gets underway Monday in the 2008 hate crime attack on Dallas resident Jimmy Lee Dean (pictured). Dean, 43, was hospitalized for 10 days after the attack in July 2008 by Jonathan Gunter and Bobby Singleton. Dean has ...

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Signorile and Log Cabin’s Moran share views on Obama, LGBT rights

Sirius XM Radio personality Michelangelo Signorile and Log Cabin Republican spokesman Charles Moran discussed President Obama’s campaign promises and gay rights positions on CNN today. Kicking off the segment, CNN anchor Don Lemon played clips of Obama referring to himself ...

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Advocates and opposition mobilizing in NJ for next gay marriage battle

New Jersey is shaping up as the next battleground for gay marriage as advocates for and against begin recruiting volunteers and calling lawmakers in preparation for a major public debate later this year. Lawmakers are expected to debate a same-sex ...

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Sal & The Bellhop – ‘Mad Men’ explores gay story line

In case you missed last week’s season premiere of Mad Men, here’s the gay scene where the bellhop helps Sal get his baggage “out of the closet.” Yes, it’s *that* episode. Out actor Bryan Batt plays Salvatore Romano, the tragically ...

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Wisconsin AG refuses to defend domestic partnership law

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Friday that he refuses to defend a new law that grants gay and lesbian couples spousal benefits such as hospital visitation, claiming lawmakers went against voters’ decision not to extend such privileges. Van ...

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‘Can’t Have It All’ – Music Video by Jay Brannan

Jay Brannan is a singer and songwriter living in New York. Brannan appeared in the 2006 movie Shortbus, which included one of his songs in its soundtrack, and began to build a fan base by performing on YouTube. He released ...

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Iowa Civil Rights Commission backs Gay Marriage resolution

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC), a leading civil rights panel in the state, has voted in favor of a resolution supporting gay marriage and to formally oppose any constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision. “The ICRC supports the ...

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