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Catholic Church yanks YMCA grant over relationship with pro-gay marriage group

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
YMCA-Champaign-Ill
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Catholic Church is rescinding a $60,000 grant to the University YMCA in Champaign, Ill., because the organization has refused to cut ties with an LGBT support group that backs same-sex marriage in Illinois.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to headline anti-gay fundraiser

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) announced today that it will host U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at its 2013 Annual Policy Awards Dinner in Orlando on Saturday.

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Vatican ambassador: U.S. bishops shouldn’t preach ideology

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Patrick Semansky, AP
BALTIMORE — The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not "follow a particular ideology" and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church.

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Indianapolis city council urges defeat of proposed gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
SourceIndianapolis city and county government center.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis City-County Council is joining the city's Republican mayor in opposing efforts to write Indiana's ban on gay marriage into the state constitution.

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Hawaii Senate to take final vote on same-sex marriage bill

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APHawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie, second from left, speaks with his Chief of Staff Bruce Copa during a House floor session on gay marriage at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Senate is expected to pass a bill legalizing same-sex marriage on Tuesday, the final step for the state Legislature before sending the special session measure to Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

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Five women arrested under Senegal’s anti-gay law

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dakar, Senegal
DAKAR, Senegal -- Senegalese police detained five women accused of violating the country's anti-gay law, highlighting increased pressure on suspected lesbians in the deeply conservative West African nation, an activist group said Tuesday.

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Plaintiff in N.M. same-sex marriage lawsuit loses battle with brain cancer

| Monday, November 11, 2013
ACLU New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Jennifer Neuman-Roper, one of the plaintiffs in the ACLU lawsuit seeking marriage equality in New Mexico, died on Friday of advanced cancer. She was 44.

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Russian anti-gay extremist under criminal investigation, reportedly flees country

| Monday, November 11, 2013
VK.comMaxim Martsinkevich (center) with alleged Ukrainian victims.
MOSCOW -- Russian authorities have initiated criminal proceedings against a Russian ultra-nationalist responsible for several homophobic assaults on LGBT persons, including attacks on citizens from Ukraine, Iraq, and South Africa.

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Okla. rejects amended tax returns from legally married, same-sex couples

| Monday, November 11, 2013
Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. — A small number of Oklahoma same-sex couples have received returned payments from the state Tax Commission, which turned down their recently amended filings that claimed married status.

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Former prosecutor wants job back after being fired for harassing gay student

| Monday, November 11, 2013
Andrew Shirvell
DETROIT -- A former assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan who was fired after expressing hostility toward a gay University of Michigan student government president has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the state's current attorney general and his predecessor.

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