Brody Levesque

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Archbishop tells woman to reject gay son or suffer eternal damnation

Archbishop John Nienstedt
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- As the battle heats up in Minnesota over a proposed state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, there has been renewed outrage by statements expressed by Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt in a 2010 letter to one ...

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British politician warns that same-sex marriage will turn UK into Nazi society

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BIRMINGHAM, UK -- The former archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, warned an audience at an anti-gay marriage rally in Birmingham on Monday that "Britain risks becoming a totalitarian state as a result of gay marriage, and could go the way ...

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Transgender students get protection in Toronto schools while MP introduces anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’

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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- The Toronto District School Board announced Thursday that it has introduced a new set of guidelines to ensure transgender equality for students and staff in the district's 600 schools. ...

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Boy Scout told he won’t receive his Eagle medal because he is gay

Ryan Andresen with his Eagle Project, the "Tolerance Wall."Photo courtesy of the Andresen family.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. -- A 17-year-old high school senior from this hillside area just east of Oakland, Calif., has been told by the Boy Scouts that he is not eligible to be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout because ...

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Report: Leader of anti-gay hate group under investigation by FBI

Eugene A. Delgaudio
Four-term Loudoun County Virginia, Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio (R-Sterling, Va.), one of the Washington region’s most controversial politicians and head of the Public Advocate of the United States, a Southern Poverty Law Center-declared anti-gay hate group, is under investigation by ...

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Canadian Immigration Minister’s email to LGBT community sparks privacy complaints

Jason Jenney
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada -- An email titled "LGBT Refugees from Iran," sent from Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's office has raised concerns about privacy issues and whether the private information of Canadians may be used for partisan purposes. ...

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Al Sharpton, black ministers voice support for Maryland marriage equality

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WASHINGTON -- A group of African American clergy were joined by the Rev. Al Sharpton for a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on Friday to voice their support for Maryland's marriage equality law, and to dispel ...

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Intel announces it will no longer support anti-gay Boy Scouts of America

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The Boy Scouts of America has lost its largest corporate donor, Intel, which announced Friday that it will no longer support the group until it vows to stop discriminating against gay people. ...

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Maryland Governor to attend same-sex marriage fundraiser with Ravens’ Ayanbadejo

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ANNAPOLIS, Md -- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is teaming up with the Baltimore Ravens' linebacker, Brendon Ayanbadejo, for a joint appearance next month to raise money and gain support for the state's marriage equality law. ...

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar suspended for homophobic slur

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NEW YORK -- The Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended from play in this week’s three-game series against the New York Yankees for displaying an anti-gay slur written on his eye black strips ...

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