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Councilman challenges recall, says petitioners want to remove him because he’s gay

Monday, February 24, 2014
WRCB-TVChris Anderson
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Chattanooga city councilman has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's recall statute after he says citizens petitioned to remove him from office because he is gay. [...]

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Michigan’s same-sex marriage ban goes on trial in federal court Tuesday

Monday, February 24, 2014
WJBK-TVJayne Rowse (left) and April DeBoer are plaintiffs in a challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
DETROIT -- Michigan's nearly decade-old ban on gay marriage is going to trial Tuesday, with two weeks set aside for testimony from experts about whether there's a legitimate state interest in restricting marriage to a man and a woman. [...]

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White House: U.S. reviewing relations with Uganda due to anti-gay law

Monday, February 24, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The White House says the United States is reviewing its relationship with Uganda because of the African nation's new anti-gay law. [...]

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Uganda president calls gays ‘disgusting’ in interview after signing anti-gay law

Monday, February 24, 2014
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Just hours after signing a harsh anti-gay law that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni called gays "disgusting" in an interview with CNN. [...]

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State senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban in Alaska

Monday, February 24, 2014
Hollis French
JUNEAU, Alaska — The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Alaska. [...]

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Ohio poll finds voters closely divided in support for same-sex marriage

Monday, February 24, 2014
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A new poll finds that Ohioans are closely split when it comes to same-sex marriage. [...]

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Kerry: ‘A tragic day for Uganda, all who care about the cause of human rights’

Monday, February 24, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secreatry of State John Kerry and the White House issued statements Monday denouncing Uganda president Yoweri Museveni's signing of a controversial anti-gay bill that calls for harsh penalties, including 14 years in jail for first-time offenders, and life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for, among other offenses, [...]

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Three Ariz. GOP senators who voted for anti-gay bill now calling for veto

Monday, February 24, 2014
Arizona state Sens. Bob Worsley, Adam Driggs and Steve Pierce.
PHOENIX -- Three Republican Arizona state senators who voted for a bill that has triggered a national backlash from gay rights advocates are now urging Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the legislation. [...]

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U.S. Sen. John McCain says governor should veto Arizona’s anti-gay bill

Monday, February 24, 2014
U.S. Sen. John McCain
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday said that Arizona governor Jan Brewer should veto legislation that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs in refusing to serve gay and lesbian customers and others. [...]

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Freedom to Marry launches $1 million marriage equality campaign in U.S. South

Monday, February 24, 2014
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NEW YORK – Freedom to Marry, the advocacy campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, on Monday launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South. [...]

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