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Priest removed from Seton Hall breaks his silence, comes out publicly as gay

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Warren Hall was removed from his post at Seton Hall after he posted a Facebook message supporting the anti-bullying message of the NOH8 campaign. Now he opens up for the first time since his removal, coming out publicly as gay.
Warren Hall was removed from his post at Seton Hall after he posted a Facebook message supporting the NOH8 campaign. Now he opens up for the first time since his removal, coming out publicly as gay. [...]

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Divisive anti-gay marriage bill, anti-gay adoption measure scrapped in Texas Legislature

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin
Texas lawmakers have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer, and an anti-gay adoption measure has been abandoned. [...]

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Hawaii Supreme Court dismisses challenge to marriage equality law

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott is one of four people who sued to stop the state from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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Alabama House committee kills bill that would have banned LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The delay on Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee essentially kills a bill that would have protected individuals from discrimination in areas including employment and housing. [...]

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Study confirms early treatment is best in combatting HIV

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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A major international study says don't delay in seeking HIV treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer. [...]

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Anti-gay marriage religious objections bill clears North Carolina House panel

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.
A House judiciary panel scheduled debate Wednesday on legislation allowing some court officials to decline carrying out same-sex marriage duties. [...]

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Kazakhstan ‘gay propaganda’ measure ruled unconstitutional

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, is bidding for the 2022 Winter Games.
A proposed law in Kazakhstan that would criminalize dissemination to minors of information supporting same-sex relationships has been struck down as unconstitutional. [...]

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Australian political party revives same-sex marriage debate following Ireland vote

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a former Roman Catholic seminarian who opposes same-sex marriage, would not say Wednesday whether government lawmakers would be allowed a free vote.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a former Roman Catholic seminarian who opposes same-sex marriage, would not say Wednesday whether government lawmakers would be allowed a free vote. [...]

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Vatican: Ireland same-sex marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity’

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize same-sex marriage a "defeat for humanity," evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional church teaching on marriage. [...]

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India appoints first transgender individual as college principal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Manabi Banerjee
Manabi Banerjee, a transgender woman, will head the Krishnagar Women's College in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, said Dipak K. Kar, chairman of an education panel that selects college principals in the state. [...]

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