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Hillary Clinton offers reassurance to gay youth in Facebook posting

Sunday, July 5, 2015
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The Democratic presidential candidate was responding to a photo of an unnamed boy with a tearful expression. A captioned quote indicates he's homosexual and fearful about the future. ...

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Homophobic nurse tries to discourage birth mom from allowing gay couple to adopt child

Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Andy Miller and his partner were having a dream come true: They were about to be parents, and sooner than they realized. ...

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The importance of finding your tribe in the LGBT community

Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Throughout Robert Scott's life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding ...

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Former Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Dong-Pyou Han
A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV has been sentenced to more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements ...

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Progressives ‘Twitter challenge’ Christian Right over what #ReligiousFreedomIs

Sunday, July 5, 2015
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Some organizational supporters of marriage equality took to social media in the wake of the historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges.  The occasion was a “Tweet Storm,” held for an hour on Monday, June 29, to celebrate the ...

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Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban to remain in state constitution

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Idaho Statehouse in Boise.
Removing the language will likely be an uphill battle. Amending the Idaho Constitution first requires approval from the Republican-dominated Legislature. The proposal must then win a simple majority in a voter referendum. ...

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Attorney asks 8th Circuit appeals court to affirm same-sex marriage ruling

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Josh Newville
If the appeals court affirms the ruling overturning South Dakota's ban, attorney Josh Newville could pursue legal fees from the state. He has represented six same-sex couples for over a year and says he has not charged them. ...

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Marriage equality ruling escalates war of words between Arkansas governor, lawmakers

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on same-sex marriage nationwide has bubbled over into a war of words between the state's legislative and executive branches. ...

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Same-sex marriage opponents propose two Colorado ballot measures

Saturday, July 4, 2015
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One measure would re-define same-sex marriages in Colorado as civil unions. A second initiative would allow wedding-related businesses opposed to same-sex marriage to hire a contractor to serve the couples. ...

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Texas Democrats file complaint over AG’s same-sex marriage opinion

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Attorney General Ken Paxton is also facing a possible indictment on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law. ...

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