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Book ignites media slugfest over history of marriage equality movement

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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To say there’s been a flurry of discussion around the release of a new book Tuesday on the legal case that challenged California’s Proposition 8 would be an understatement. The book, “Forcing the Spring,” by The New York Times writer Jo Becker, has been thoroughly pilloried by many plugged-in LGBT [...]

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Actor Daniel Franzese comes out as gay in letter to ‘Mean Girls’ alter-ego

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Actor Daniel Franzese, best known for his breakout role as Damian, the “too gay to function” high schooler he played in "Mean Girls," has himself come out as gay. [...]

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University diversity officer who signed anti-gay marriage petition loses bias suit

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Angela McCaskill
WASHINGTON -- A federal judge dismissed discrimination claims filed by the chief diversity officer of Gallaudet University, who was demoted after she signed an anti-gay marriage petition. [...]

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Saginaw, Mich., postpones ‘indefinitely’ consideration of human rights ordinance

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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SAGINAW, Mich. -- Following nearly four hours of testimony, the Saginaw city council on Monday voted to postpone consideration of a proposed human rights ordinance indefinitely. [...]

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La. lawmaker pulls LGBT workplace protections bill due to lack of votes

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity has been shelved for the legislative session. [...]

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India Supreme Court to hear curative plea on law criminalizing gay sex

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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NEW DELHI -- India's Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea by gay rights activists to reconsider its controversial decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity. [...]

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Pa. governor asks judge to forgo trial, rule in same-sex marriage case

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage without a trial. [...]

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NOM seeks to defend Ore. gay marriage ban, questions gay judge’s impartiality

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
NOM chairman John Eastman
SALEM, Ore. -- The National Organization for Marriage said Monday it plans to file a motion to intervene and defend Oregon's gay marriage ban from challenges in federal court. [...]

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Ballot initiative to overturn Ohio gay marriage ban moves forward

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio's gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot. [...]

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Report: Marriage equality will add $60 million to Va. economy over 3 years

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Steve Helber,  APSpencer Geiger, left, of Virginia Beach, and Carl Johanson, of Norfolk, hold signs as they demonstrate outside Federal Court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. A federal judge heard arguments on whether Virginia's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
NORFOLK, Va. — As a federal appeals considers a ruling that overturned Virgina’s ban on same-sex marriage, a new report finds that marriage equality would add $60 million to the state’s economy. [...]

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