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Joan Rivers uses transphobic slur to describe First Lady Michelle Obama

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
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Comedian Joan Rivers caught a reporter by surprise on Tuesday with a very matter-of-fact statement that First Lady Michelle Obama "is a tranny," which, she says, makes Barack Obama the first gay president. Rivers, who officiated a same-sex couple's impromptu wedding at book signing event earlier this week, was asked by a reporter what she thought...

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Federal appeals court rejects Pa. clerk’s bid to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
Theresa Santai-Gaffney
PHILADELPHIA -- A federal appeals court has rejected a county official's bid to appeal a ruling that overturned Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban. The Philadelphia-based U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday denied Schuylkill County Orphans Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney's request to intervene in the case.

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Colo. AG files suit against Boulder County over same-sex marriage licenses

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
Attorney General John Suthers (R-Colo.)
DENVER -- Colorado's Republican attorney general on Thursday followed through with his threat to sue the Boulder County clerk for issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The lawsuit from Attorney General John Suthers is the latest in Colorado's gay-marriage legal fight, which has escalated since the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled last week ...

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ACLU asks federal judge to lift stay in Wisconsin same-sex marriage ruling

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. -- The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to lift a stay on same-sex marriages in Wisconsin. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb found the state's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in an ACLU lawsuit June 6, sending same-sex couples rushing to courthouses to marry.

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Parents appeal transgender policy at Kentucky high school

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A group of parents has appealed a decision by a Louisville high school to allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The Atherton High School site-based decision-making council will meet next week to discuss the appeal, which was filed by Louisville attorney ...

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Police investigating second alleged hate crime during San Francisco pride

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
San Francisco, Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are investigating a second hate crime during the city's Gay Pride festivities. Police spokesman Albie Esparza says a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and her husband were attacked Saturday night by a group of four people who yelled anti-gay slurs.

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Suspect in ‘execution-style’ murders of two Seattle gay men may be in N.J.

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ali Muhammad Brown
SEATTLE — Prosecutors in King County, Wash., have filed aggravated murder charges against a transient accused of the June 1 execution-style shooting deaths of two young Seattle men shortly after they left a gay nightclub. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole says police are working with law enforcement in New Jersey, where 29-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown...

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Colorado officials ask court to declare same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

| Thursday, July 3, 2014
Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.)
DENVER -- Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper and Republican Attorney General John Suthers asked a federal court Wednesday to issue an injunction declaring Colorado's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. But they want the court to delay implementation of the ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue. The filing highlights...

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Suspect in murder of Ohio transgender woman turns himself in

| Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Quamar Edwards
CINCINNATI – A man suspected of the murder of a transgender woman turned himself in to Cincinnati police on Wednesday. Quamar Edwards was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old Tiffany Edwards, 28, whose body was discovered by a sanitation worker on a Cincinnati street last week.

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Burger King diners try to figure out what’s different inside the Proud Whopper

| Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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Just for the San Francisco Gay Pride 2014, Burger King introduced a new burger: the Proud Whopper. What made this burger different? People were surprised, delighted and even a little shocked to find out. Watch the Proud Whopper unwrap for the big reveal. Customers were not told what is in the burger, which comes wrapped in rainbow paper...

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