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Hotels turn away Uganda president amid threats to protest Dallas visit

| Friday, September 19, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
DALLAS -- At least two Texas hotels have turned away Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, over planned protests due to his country’s anti-gay laws. The Dallas Voice reports that the Four Seasons Hotel in Irving canceled Museveni’s reservation, and that Marriott’s Gaylord Texan hotel in Grapevine refused to host Museveni as well.

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Utah outdoor advertising companies reject ‘God Loves Gays’ billboard

| Friday, September 19, 2014
The first "God Loves Gays" billboard was erected earlier this month in Topeka, Kan,, home of the Westboro Baptist Church.
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah activist says Salt Lake City’s two major outdoor advertising companies have refused to allow a billboard that reads “God Loves Gays.” Organizers behind the website “God Loves Gay People” and the Facebook page “God,” erected the first “God Loves Gays” billboard earlier this month in Topeka, Kan., home to the virulently anti-gay...

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Ind. conservatives honor lawmaker who fought against same-sex marriage

| Friday, September 19, 2014
Mike Delph
INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana state senator at the center of this year's legislative same-sex marriage battle is being honored by the conservative Indiana Family Institute. Republican Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel was named lawmaker of the year by the group Thursday night at a fundraiser in Carmel.

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Macomb County, Mich., passes LGBT anti-discrimination policy

| Friday, September 19, 2014
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MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. -- Macomb County authorities have passed a policy protecting county employees from discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. The county Board of Commissioners voted 8-5 for the change on Thursday. Commissioner Fred Miller spearheaded the policy initiative and says it will ensure county employees are ...

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Arizona Latino leaders announce support for marriage equality

| Friday, September 19, 2014
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Latino leaders from across the state kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month by announcing their support for marriage equality, reports the Phoenix New Times. “There’s a perception out there that the Latino community does not support marriage equality, but that’s not the case,” says Jeremy Zegas, a project director for the coalition.

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Catholic school says coach tied to Philly beating of gay couple has ‘resigned’

| Thursday, September 18, 2014
A group of about a dozen young adults are alleged to have attacked a gay couple in Philadelphia on Sept. 11, 2014.
PHILADELPHIA -- An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday. About a dozen young adults were linked to the Sept. 11 encounter after police released surveillance video Tuesday and social media users mined online posts, including a group ...

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Laverne Cox to host MTV, Logo documentary about transgender youth

| Thursday, September 18, 2014
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NEW YORK -- Laverne Cox will host a documentary on MTV and Logo next month that profiles seven transgender youths. The special, "Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word," will air simultaneously on the two channels on Oct. 17. Cox, a transgender actress, was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

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Tenn. billboard proclaiming homosexuality ‘is an abomination’ divides town

| Thursday, September 18, 2014
Gallatin News Examiner
PORTLAND, Tenn. -- Residents in Portland, Tenn., are divided over a billboard proclaiming homosexuality "is an abomination." Resembling an open Bible, the left side of the billboard quotes an Old Testament passage of Leviticus Chapter 18, Verse 22, "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination. - God." The billboard's right side states...

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Federal judge in W.Va. delays same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, September 18, 2014
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- A federal judge in West Virginia has delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Robert Chambers in Huntington says due to the "overlap of issues" presented in the West Virginia case and a similar one in Virginia, he put the case on hold this week pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Neil Patrick Harris shares wedding moments on ‘The View’

| Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who married longtime partner, actor and chef David Burtka in Italy over the weekend, shares wedding moments with Rosie O'Donnell and Whoppi Goldberg on "The View."

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