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Oregon

Federal judge to hear Oregon same-sex marriage challenge

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure. [ Read more → ]
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.

Mo. Hispanic business community supports LGBT non-discrimination bill

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Missouri's Hispanic business community is coming out in support of a proposed statewide LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination bill. [ Read more → ]
U.S. District Judge Michael McShane

Judge denies NOM’s request to postpone hearing in Ore. gay marriage challenge

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. -- A federal judge in Oregon said Tuesday he would not postpone a long-scheduled hearing challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban to accommodate an eleventh hour request by the National Organization for Marriage to intervene in the suit and defend the ban. [ Read more → ]
Angela McCaskill

University diversity officer who signed anti-gay marriage petition loses bias suit

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge dismissed discrimination claims filed by the chief diversity officer of Gallaudet University, who was demoted after she signed an anti-gay marriage petition. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)

Pa. governor asks judge to forgo trial, rule in same-sex marriage case

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial. [ Read more → ]
NOM chairman John Eastman

NOM seeks to defend Ore. gay marriage ban, questions gay judge’s impartiality

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
SALEM, Ore. -- The National Organization for Marriage said Monday it plans to file a motion to intervene and defend Oregon's gay marriage ban from challenges in federal court. [ Read more → ]
Ohio

Ballot initiative to overturn Ohio gay marriage ban moves forward

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio's gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot. [ Read more → ]
Steve Helber,  APSpencer Geiger, left, of Virginia Beach, and Carl Johanson, of Norfolk, hold signs as they demonstrate outside Federal Court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. A federal judge heard arguments on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Report: Marriage equality will add $60 million to Va. economy over 3 years

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. — As a federal appeals considers a ruling that overturned Virgina’s ban on same-sex marriage, a new report finds that marriage equality would add $60 million to the state’s economy. [ Read more → ]
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Lambda Legal files federal lawsuit challenging Georgia’s gay marriage ban

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Lambda Legal announced Tuesday it has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The case was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of a widow and three same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
APAnnise Parker

Houston mayor announces details of proposed anti-discrimination ordinance

Monday, April 21, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday announced details of a proposed human rights ordinance that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. [ Read more → ]
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Brooklyn bar owner fights landlord who forbids him from operating a gay bar

Monday, April 21, 2014
NEW YORK -- A Brooklyn bar owner says he has been battling his landlord for more than a year to turn his establishment into a gay bar, but that his lease specifically prohibits a gay bar from operating on the premises. [ Read more → ]
pennsylvania

Quicker ruling sought in challenge to Pa. same-sex marriage ban

Monday, April 21, 2014
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Gay couples and others challenging Pennsylvania's 1996 law banning same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Monday to bypass a trial in favor of a quicker ruling in the case. [ Read more → ]
Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney

Judge: Indiana lacks valid reason for same-sex marriage ban

Monday, April 21, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge has said that attorneys defending Indiana's same-sex marriage ban haven't given a valid reason why the state should not recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom has a terminal illness. [ Read more → ]
Geoffrey McGrath

Boy Scouts revokes church charter for refusing to oust openly gay Scoutmaster

Monday, April 21, 2014
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America said it has revoked a Seattle-area church's charter because its troop leader is openly gay. [ Read more → ]
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Federal court to hear challenge to Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban

Sunday, April 20, 2014
SALEM, Ore. -- The future of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage goes before a federal judge this week, and while critics will argue that it unconstitutionally discriminates against gays and lesbians, there appears to be little support for it to be upheld. [ Read more → ]
Pat Brady

Ill. GOP replaces six party officials who wanted to oust pro-gay marriage leader

Saturday, April 19, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions. [ Read more → ]
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Calif. judge rules against opponents of transgender students’ rights law

Saturday, April 19, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A judge in Sacramento has ruled that elections officials in 30 California counties do not have to turn over records that would help supporters of a failed ballot referendum challenge the invalidation of thousands of voter signatures. [ Read more → ]
Jessica Dutro

Woman gets life in prison for murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

Friday, April 18, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the murder of her 4-year-old son who she believed was gay. [ Read more → ]
Crystal Moore

S.C. town questions anti-gay mayor’s abrupt firing of lesbian police chief

Friday, April 18, 2014
LATTA, S.C. -- Residents and city council members in Latta, S.C., are questioning the abrupt firing of the town’s first female and openly lesbian police chief, after a recording of the mayor defending the firing reveals his anti-gay bias. [ Read more → ]
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School apologizes for advising bullying victims not to ‘tattle,’ or be a ‘sore loser’

Friday, April 18, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska school district is apologizing after sending fifth grade students home with a pamphlet titled “Turning bullies into buddies," advising bullying victims not to "tattle" on their attackers, and not to be a "sore loser." [ Read more → ]
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Oregon revises marriage licenses to accommodate for same-sex couples

Friday, April 18, 2014
In light of the Oregon attorney general’s decision to not defend the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, Oregon is now revising its marriage licenses to include forms for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Arkansas

Judge hears challenge to Arkansas same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, April 17, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing he expects to issue a ruling in about two weeks. [ Read more → ]
Judge Jerome A. Holmes

Judge has sharp questions for attorneys at Okla. same-sex marriage hearing

Thursday, April 17, 2014
DENVER — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions. [ Read more → ]
Naya Taylor

Lambda Legal sues doctor, clinic for denying care to transgender woman

Thursday, April 17, 2014
URBANA, Ill. -- Lambda Legal on Tuesday filed a lawsuit claiming that an Illinois health care services group denied medical care to a transgender woman after she requested hormone replacement therapy. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

Portman on Ohio ruling: Marriage equality shouldn’t come from the courts

Thursday, April 17, 2014
COLUMBIS, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), the first GOP senator to support marriage equality for same-sex couples, says he’s not a fan of Monday’s federal court ruling that would force the state to recognize same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions. [ Read more → ]
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