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TLC yanks ’19 Kids’ from schedule amid Josh Duggar molestation confession

Friday, May 22, 2015
TLC
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the fate of the show is uncertain, but there's now so much heat in the wake of Josh Duggar's molestation confession ... the network had to make the decision. [...]

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Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

Friday, May 22, 2015
Michael Sam
Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. [...]

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First Texas GOP lawmaker backs same-sex marriage

Friday, May 22, 2015
Sarah Davis
Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place) expressed support for same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first Republican state lawmaker in Texas history to publicly do so. [...]

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Five things to know about Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum

Friday, May 22, 2015
YES posters cover a shop's windows in the center of Dublin, Ireland, Thursday May 21, 2015. People from across the Republic of Ireland will vote Friday in a referendum on the legalization of same-sex marriage, a vote that pits the power of the Catholic Church against the secular-minded Irish government of Enda Kenny.
Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize same-sex marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. [...]

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Ireland goes to the polls to vote on marriage equality

Friday, May 22, 2015
Members of the Yes Equality campaign begin canvassing in the center of Dublin, Ireland, Thursday May 21, 2015. People from across the Republic of Ireland will vote Friday in a referendum on the legalization of same-sex marriage, a vote that pits the power of the Catholic Church against the secular-minded Irish government of Enda Kenny.
Opinion polls throughout the two-month campaign suggest the government-backed amendment favoring same-sex marriage should be approved by a majority of voters when results are announced Saturday. [...]

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Judge again rules gay couples across Alabama have right to marry, puts decision on hold

Thursday, May 21, 2015
US-District-Judge-Callie-Granade
A federal judge has again ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Josh Duggar resigns from anti‑gay hate group amid reports he molested five girls as a teenager

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Josh Duggar
Josh Duggar resigned from his position at the Family Research Council as a result of the accusations becoming public. [...]

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ACLU sues Michigan over driver’s licenses for transgender individuals

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michigan
Six transgender Michigan residents sued the state Thursday over its strict policy on changing gender identities on driver's licenses. [...]

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Alabama GOP leader says ‘religious freedom’ bills targeting gays likely dead

Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said Thursday that he believes religious freedom bills that target gays and lesbians are likely dead for the legislative session. [...]

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Appeals court delays transgender inmate’s surgery after panel recommends parole

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The separate decisions make it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael Norsworthy will receive prison-funded sex reassignment surgery before she is released. [...]

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