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Hearing scheduled in challenge to South Dakota same-sex marriage ban

| Thursday, October 9, 2014
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The first motion hearing in the lawsuit challenging South Dakota's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has been scheduled in Sioux Falls. Judge Karen Schreier has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 17 on South Dakota's request to dismiss the lawsuit brought by six same-sex couples in May.

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Democratic leader urges Ill. House to support marriage equality bill

| Sunday, September 22, 2013
Barbara Flynn Currie
CHICAGO — The second-ranking Democrat in the Illinois House has become the latest elected official urging lawmakers to support same-sex marriage as a matter of equality and as a boost for the state's economy.

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Famed DJ, Grammy award-winning remixer Peter Rauhofer dies at age 48

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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NEW YORK – Internationally known DJ, remixer, producer and label owner Peter Rauhofer has died of complications related to brain cancer, his manager reported on Facebook today. He was 48.

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LGBT community remembers Margaret Thatcher for anti-gay law, Section 28

| Monday, April 8, 2013
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LONDON – Amid all the accolades and tributes being paid to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87, are voices from the LGBT community who remember the conservative leader for legislating the anti-gay law, Section 28.

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Gay detainee accuses immigration authorities of endangering his life

KEN WILLIAMS | San Diego Gay and Lesbian News | Friday, April 5, 2013
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SAN DIEGO – A 26-year-old gay man is accusing two immigration guards in El Centro, Calif. of making anti-gay slurs at him, violently roughing him up while in custody, and putting in danger his health and his life.

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Eric Alán: Shunned by family for being gay, oil rigger makes sizzling music to dance by

| Saturday, March 2, 2013
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Eric Alán has two distinct personalities. To bring in the bread, he works three consecutive weeks as an oil rigger out in the Gulf Coast. Then he gets three weeks off to immerse himself in music, his lifelong passion.

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Mike Ruiz, the celebrity photographer you know and the man you don’t

| Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Mike Ruiz seems to be everywhere these days: Playing judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Tyra Banks’ “America’s Next Top Model,” shooting celebrity photographs, or starring in a reality-TV show on Logo.

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Reports of the death of Equality California ‘are greatly exaggerated’

| Wednesday, January 23, 2013
John O'Connor
The reports of the death of Equality California (EQCA) are greatly exaggerated, the nonprofit’s new boss tells San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. Like Mark Twain once did, John O’Connor, who became EQCA’s executive director about six weeks ago, is dispelling rumors about the health of the organization.

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Calif. congresswoman re-introduces Juror Non-Discrimination Act

| Tuesday, January 22, 2013
U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-Calif.) has re-introduced legislation to prohibit a person from being removed from a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Former Playgirl model sentenced in beating death of San Diego gay man

By Ben Cartwright| San Diego Gay and Lesbian News | Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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SAN DIEGO – Joshua James Larson, the former Playgirl model who was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the 2011 beating death of Jason “Cowboy” Huggins, was sentenced to an indefinite term of 19 years to life at a hearing today.

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