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North Carolina magistrate refuses to officiate marriages of same-sex couples

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
TownMapsUSA
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- A state magistrate in Pasquotank County, N.C., could face disciplinary action after refusing to marry two men following the end of North Carolina's gay marriage ban. Magistrate Gary Littleton declined on Monday to perform the couple's civil ceremony, citing his religious views that marriage should be between...

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Springfield, Missouri approves LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Springfield, Mo.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- After years of debate, the Springfield City Council has approved a bill that expands the city's nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity. The council voted 6-3 Monday to pass the stronger of two proposed ordinances on the issue. The change, which prohibits discrimination ...

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Next fight for gay marriage advocates: religious exemptions

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Cheryl Evans, The Arizona Republic (AP)Opponents of the SB1062, a religious freedom bill, Ryan Ebersole, of Mesa, and Rev. Stephen Govett, of Glendale, urged Gov. Brewer to veto the bill during a protest rally Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the state Capitol.
Alarmed by the broad expansion of same-sex marriage set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court, religious conservatives are moving their fight to state legislatures - seeking exemptions that would allow some groups, companies and people with religious objections to refuse benefits or service for gay spouses.

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Federal judge may hold hearing over South Carolina same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
South-Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Attorneys have until next week to file motions in a lawsuit playing a key role in South Carolina's debate over legalizing same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs on Tuesday gave attorneys until Oct. 23 to file, with another three weeks for responses.

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U.S. Embassy denounces plans to adopt anti-gay law in Kyrgyzstan

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Kyrgyzstan
BISHKEK, Kyrgyz Republic -- The United States is condemning plans in Kyrgyzstan to adopt an anti-gay propaganda law, a measure that is similar to anti-gay legislation passed in Russia in 2013. Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has begun debating the bill that would introduce tougher punishment for “popularizing homosexual relations” and “propaganda...

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Marriage equality: Let freedom, and wedding bells, ring

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Michelle Giorgi and Karen Madrone share a lighter moment with the Rev. Julie Peebles as she officiates in their wedding at the Guilford County Register of Deeds office on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C.
The thing that is surprising is why it has taken so many decades to arrive at marriage equality. The lesbian moms and gay dads and their children of the 1960s were the leaders in same-sex marriage and family issues. History largely does not remember them. From the 1960s to the 1990s, the gay community, as a whole, was more interested in sexual liberation in dark alleys and other dangerous and unhealthy places than in marriage equality...

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Rollback: Conservative Catholic bishops distance themselves from gay overture

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Bishops attend a morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
VATICAN CITY -- Conservative Catholic bishops concerned about an unprecedented opening to gays and divorced people are seeking to make their voices heard at a Vatican meeting on family life, emphasizing the benefits of faithful Catholics, the fundamentals of church doctrine and the dangers of sin.

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Protesters demand Philippine custody of Marine suspected in alleged hate crime

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Protesters burn a mock U.S. flag during a rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, to protest the killing of a Filipino transgender with the possible involvement of a U.S. serviceman Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines the Marine implicated in the killing of Jennifer Laude whom the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.
MANILA, Philippines -- Dozens of activists burned a mock U.S. flag as they protested at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Tuesday, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. Jeffrey Laude, 26, was found dead, apparently ...

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Florida AG now wants state Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage ban

Monday, October 13, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has repeatedly called it her duty to defend the state's ban on gay marriage, now wants the state's highest court to decide whether the constitutional amendment is legal. Bondi’s office filed a request late Monday with the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami that asks the court to...

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Alaska asks federal judge to stay same-sex marriage decision

Monday, October 13, 2014
Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska has asked a federal judge to stay his decision allowing same-sex marriages to go forward. The state on Monday filed its notice that it will appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. It also asked U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess to stay his opinion released Sunday, in which he found Alaska's...

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