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GOP lobbyist who wants to ban gays from NFL plans Dallas Cowboys protest

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Burkman
DALLAS -- The Republican lobbyist behind the campaign to ban openly gay football players from joining the NFL, says thousands of right-wing Christians will demonstrate Sunday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to protest the Dallas Cowboys signing Michael Sam to its practice squad. [...]

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Ark. Supreme Court denies recusal bid in same-sex marriage case

Thursday, September 4, 2014
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas' highest court has denied a request by same-sex couples challenging the state's gay marriage ban that any justices planning to seek re-election recuse themselves from the case. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday denied the motion asking any justice expecting to run for re-election anytime [...]

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Glee’s Kevin McHale voices support for marriage equality

Thursday, September 4, 2014
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Actor Kevin McHale, best known for best known for his role as Artie Abrams on the Fox television series "Glee," voices his support for marriage equality in the latest video from the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans For Marriage Equality” campaign. In the video, the McHale states, “Committed and loving gay [...]

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I’m a senior GOP spokesman, and I’m gay. Let me get married.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
James Richardson
Throughout my career I’ve publicly advocated for the freedom to marry, urging the party for which I work to allow gay men and women to wed even as I never openly disclosed my personal stake. I’ve preached the small-government virtues of equal marriage, echoing a conservative case that had been [...]

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N.Y. Catholic Cardinal to lead St. Patrick’s Day parade with 1st gay group

Thursday, September 4, 2014
New York Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan
NEW YORK -- There is no more natural spot for Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan -- a proud, ebullient Irish-American -- than grand marshal of the city's historic St. Patrick's Day Parade. But the honor now has an added significance: Parade organizers said Wednesday they will allow the first gay [...]

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Pastor: Christians should not ‘repent’ for homophobia, gays ‘must be put to death’

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Robby Gallaty
A Tennessee pastor this week said Christians would never repent for discriminating against gays like they had for racism because African-Americans could not change the color of their skin. Raw Story reports that Brainerd Baptist Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty devoted his entire hour-long sermon on Sunday to justifying Christian [...]

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Gay teen’s viral video drives funding for Atlanta LGBT homeless shelter

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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ATLANTA -- A non-profit organization in Atlanta will convert a more than century-old midtown building into a homeless center for LGBT teens, according to the organization's director. The Lost N' Found organization focuses on helping LGBT teens overcome homelessness. [...]

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‘Richmond is Out’ campaign targets LGBT travelers

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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RICHMOND, Va. -- "Richmond is out!" That's the message of a new tourism campaign aimed at LGBT travelers. The goal is to let them know the city is open, accepting and a great place to visit. The campaign is set to run through October 31 to correspond with the pride [...]

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Brian Brown to participate in training session for anti-LGBT activists

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a rally for the opponents of gay marriage at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 28, 2014.. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.`
Brian Brown, president and co-founder of the anti-LGBT group National Organization of Marriage (NOM), will be traveling to France next week to participate in Manif Pour Tous’ “Summer University” training session. The Human Rights Campaign reports that Manif Pour Tous is the largest French anti-LGBT organization formed in 2013 to [...]

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Gay rights groups scoff at NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade decision

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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NEW YORK -- A decision by organizers of the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade to allow one gay organization to march is a disappointment after decades of fighting by gay groups for full participation, several advocates said Wednesday. Some were dismayed that the organizers had chosen just one lesbian, gay, [...]

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