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Married, gay couple told they’ll lose their drivers’ licenses over name change

Friday, November 14, 2014
Daniel (left) and Scott Wall-Desousa
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida couple who used their New York marriage license to change their names on their Florida drivers' licenses have been notified by the state Department of Motor Vehicles warning them that they are both in danger of losing their licenses.

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The family who launched Army captain Max Lenox’s amazing journey

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Max Lenox was born to a crack-addicted black mother and raised by two white gay fathers who helped shape him into the much-admired captain of Army basketball.

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Ohio justice: Obstacles facing lesbian daughter made him rethink marriage ban

Friday, November 14, 2014
Ohio Justice Paul Pfeifer
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Republican justice on the Ohio Supreme Court says the legal obstacles facing his lesbian daughter, her partner and their two children have made him view the state's protections for same-sex couples and their families as inadequate.

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New Mexico county faces lawsuit in death of gay man

Friday, November 14, 2014
New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The family of a gay New Mexico man who was abducted and brutally beaten to death is suing a sheriff's office for not protecting him. A lawyer for the family of Leon Sanchez filed a federal lawsuit last week against Lea County Sheriff's Department and accused the agency of not properly investigating the case.

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Panel recommends ending lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- A panel of doctors and blood donor advocates who advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services voted Thursday to recommend that the federal government end its lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

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Nevada officials say there’s no need for court to re-hear gay marriage case

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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LAS VEGAS -- A federal appeals court should reject a request by the Coalition for the Protection of Marriage for a full-court rehearing of a landmark decision allowing gay marriage in Nevada, the state's governor and an advocacy group representing eight same-sex couples said. [caption...

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Robbie Rogers gets multi-year contract extension with LA Galaxy

Thursday, November 13, 2014
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Galaxy's Robbie Rogers controls the ball against D.C. United during an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif. on Aug. 27, 2014. Rogers has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the LA Galaxy.
CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Rogers has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy didn't announce the terms of their deal Thursday with Rogers, the first openly gay player in MLS.

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Sam Smith, the sad singer? Not really…

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sam Smith
NEW YORK -- If you go to a Sam Smith concert, you'll probably hear his stories of unrequited love and how he's never been in a relationship. But he says that void has been slowly filled - partly thanks to meeting men and going on dates - but mainly because of his devoted fans who have helped him top the charts with his album, push millions of ...

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Kansas Supreme Court to deliberate same-sex marriage case

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka is home to the Kansas Supreme Court.
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Kansas Supreme Court has announced plans to begin deliberating a same-sex marriage case on the same day that a mass wedding was planned in Wichita. The hearing planned for Monday stems from a petition that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed after a Johnson County judge directed that marriage licenses ...

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Thomas hints at Supreme Court split on same-sex marriage review

Thursday, November 13, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
WASHINGTON -- Justice Clarence Thomas suggested Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court was divided over whether to hear the gay marriage cases the justices rejected last month. Thomas offered a peek at what happened behind the scenes when the court turned away appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin on Oct. 6.

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