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Kansas officials urge judge not to rule on same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 31, 2014
Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision.

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Another lawsuit challenges South Carolina same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 31, 2014
South-Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Another lawsuit has been filed by people who say South Carolina officials refused to let them use a same-sex spouse's family name on a driver's license. The American Civil Liberties Union and SC Equality filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court.

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The amazing story of two dads who save their son’s life, over and over, each and every day

Friday, October 31, 2014
Wayne McGill (left) and Chad Farquharson, with their son Grayson.
A little boy named Grayson is one of the most special children in the world. It all started with a haircut. Chad, a 22 year old young man, not out about his sexuality, got into Wayne’s chair at a salon. After discovering a sincere enjoyment of each other, they went on a date a week later. Over the course of a year, they realized their slow moving relationship had built into something very solid between them. At the time, they had no idea how solid it was going to have to be.

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Judge to hold hearing Friday in challenge to Kansas same-sex marriage ban

Friday, October 31, 2014
Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage. The hearing Friday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree in Kansas City, Kansas, is on the ACLU's request for an order to force Kansas to allow gay marriages.

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Pat Robertson warns God may punish Houston for defending ‘militant homosexuals’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Pat Robertson
Last week, Pat Robertson reacted to a case in Houston in which a group of pastors were subpoenaed as part of the discovery process in a lawsuit over the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance by calling gay rights advocates “terrorists.” The subpoenas have since been withdrawn, but that has done nothing to rein in Robertson, who warned today on ...

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Transgender man says police threatened genital search during traffic stop

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Juan Evans
EAST POINT, Ga. -- A transgender man is demanding an apology after being arrested by East Point, Ga., police last week during a traffic stop because they wanted to verify his gender. Juan Evans tells WSB-TV that he didn’t have his driver’s license with him when he was stopped for speeding, and as a result he was ridiculed, humiliated...

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Southeast Missouri State University to extend benefits to same-sex spouses

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Southeast Missouri State University
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Same-sex spouses of employees and retirees at Southeast Missouri State University will now be eligible for university benefits. The Board of Regents of the Cape Girardeau school voted Monday to extend benefits immediately to spouses in same-sex couples who were legally married in another state.

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How Fox News is trying to kill Houston’s LGBT equal rights ordinance

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Fox-News
Fox News helped turn a bogus story about subpoenas sent to a handful of Houston pastors into a national rallying cry for religious liberty. Now the network is helping promote an event that will pit some of the country's most extreme anti-LGBT voices against the city's nondiscrimination ordinance. In May, the city of Houston made history by enacting the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a measure that prohibits discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and several other categories...

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CBS’ ‘The McCarthys’ inspired by openly gay creator’s own modern family

Thursday, October 30, 2014
From left, Jack McGee as Arthur, Tyler Ritter as Ronny and Laurie Metcalf as Marjorie, in a scene from the CBS comedy, "The McCarthys," premiering Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
LOS ANGELES -- After the sitcom "Happy Endings" was, ironically, abruptly canceled, writer Brian Gallivan looked close to home for his next gig: his own family inspired "The McCarthys," a new CBS comedy about a sports-obsessed brood with one gay son. Fiction, he says, is funnier than fact. For one, the son, Ronny, played by Tyler Ritter...

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Transgender Republican candidate makes bid for Nevada state Assembly

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lauren Scott
RENO, Nev. -- A Nevada Republican is trying to unseat an incumbent Democratic assemblyman in a blue-collar district in Sparks to become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. [caption id="attachment_158635" align="alignright" width="450"] Lauren Scott[/caption] Lauren Scott used to be a...

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