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Family of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi receives gay pride award

| Tuesday, August 19, 2014
From left: Jane and Joseph Clementi, co-founders of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, and son James Clementi.
NEWARK, N.J. -- The mother and brother of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student who committed suicide days after his roommate publicized details of his relationship with another man have received a gay pride award. NJ.com reports Jane and James Clementi received the Pride Award on Tuesday from New Jersey’s Essex County as part of its LGBTQ Pride Month celebration.

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Ohio church marks 100th anniversary by installing first openly gay pastor

| Monday, August 18, 2014
Dennis Coy
CANTON, Ohio — An Ohio church marking its 100th anniversary has installed its first openly gay pastor. The Congregational United Church of Christ in Plain Township, north of Canton, made the Rev. Dennis Coy its pastor in a formal ceremony Sunday.

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Facebook donates to campaign of Utah AG who opposes marriage equality

| Friday, August 15, 2014
Facenbook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook has donated $10,000 to the campaign of Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, According to disclosures filed with the Utah Lieutenant Governor’s office. Q Salt Lake reports Facebook made the donation on May 13, 2014. Reyes is leading the fight against a federal court ruling striking down Utah’s same-sex marriage ban...

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Legal handbook for LGBT Floridians available for free download

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
Florida
Equality Florida Institute is providing an electronic version of the Legal Handbook for LGBT Floridians and Their Families free of charge on their website. The 76-page resource offers information on how LGBT Floridians can legally protect themselves and their families, including critical information about the importance of long-term planning related to health...

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Same-sex marriage supporters ask judge for quick N.C. ruling

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Marriage equality advocates want a federal judge to quickly overturn North Carolina's ban on same-sex unions after an appeals court ruling to overturn a similar prohibition in Virginia. Federal Judge William Osteen in Greensboro has put no timeline on when he might rule over whether North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban can stay in place.

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Minn. GOP lawmaker fends off challenge brought over vote for gay marriage

| Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Rep. Jenifer Loon (R), of Eden Prairie canvases her neighborhood as she prepares for the Republican primary in Eden Prairie, Minn. Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Loon faces challenger Shelia Kihne in the Republican primary election on August 12.
MINNEAPOLIS -- State Rep. Jenifer Loon, the second-ranking Republican in the Minnesota House, has survived a primary challenge brought on by her vote in favor of same-sex marriage. Loon's onetime campaign manager, Sheila Kihne, decided to run after Loon voted last year to legalize gay marriage. Kihne called the vote a flip-flop for Loon.

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ACLU petitions U.S. Army to recognize two transgender veterans

| Monday, August 11, 2014
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TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union wants the U.S. Army to "fully recognize" the new legal names of two New Jersey-based transgender military veterans. The group announced Monday that it submitted two applications to the Defense Department's Army Review Boards Agency on July 30 on behalf of the two veterans...

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Donors pledge $2.3 million for new Cleveland LGBT center

| Monday, August 11, 2014
LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland
CLEVELAND -- The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland has announced $2.3 million in gifts that will pay for a new center and expanded programming. “We are overjoyed!” said Phyllis Harris, executive director of the center, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year. The money comes from two sources: a $1.8 million donation from an anonymous ...

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Tenn. judge upholds gay marriage ban in same-sex couple’s divorce case

| Friday, August 8, 2014
Tennessee
KINGSTON, Tenn. -- A Tennessee judge has ruled that two men who married in Iowa and later moved to Tennessee cannot be granted a divorce because the state doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage. In his ruling, Roane County, Tenn., Circuit Court Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr., upheld Tennessee’s ban on same-sex marriage and said state laws now in effect ...

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New campaign launched to build support for marriage equality in Wisconsin

| Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wis-Unites
MADISON, Wis. -- Gay rights advocates have launched a new website to build support for same-sex marriage in Wisconsin. The American Civil Liberties Union’s Wisconsin chapter along with Fair Wisconsin, a gay rights organization, and Freedom to Marry, a national organization pushing for gay marriage...

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