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Investigators: U.S. Army discriminated against civilian transgender worker

Friday, October 24, 2014
Tamara Lusardi
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found.

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Judge nixes opposite-sex couple’s bid to intervene in Kansas gay marriage case

Friday, October 24, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A federal judge has spurned an effort by a heterosexual couple to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Kansas ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree ruled Friday that Harper, Kan., attorney Phillip Unruh and his wife Sandra, have no legal right to join the lawsuit ...

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Florida AG Pam Bondi asks federal court to keep gay marriage ban in place

Friday, October 24, 2014
Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wants a federal judge to keep the state's ban on gay marriage in place despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Bondi on Friday contended in a court filing that there was a "great public interest in stability of the law" and that the ban should remain intact while the legal battles continue.

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South Carolina AG argues couple can’t bring federal lawsuit on gay marriage

Friday, October 24, 2014
Tracie Goodwin and Katherine Bradacs with their children,
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A same-sex couple married in Washington, D.C., and seeking to have South Carolina recognize the union is suing the wrong people in the wrong court, state Attorney General Alan Wilson argued in federal court documents filed late Thursday.

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ACLU: Idaho chapel a religious corp., falls under religious exemption

Friday, October 24, 2014
Hitching Post wedding chapel, Coeur D Alene, ID
BOISE, Idaho -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho says it will not challenge a northern Idaho wedding chapel's refusal to conduct same-sex marriages because the chapel falls under a religious exemption. Interim Executive Director Leo Morales said in a news conference Thursday that the Hitching Post became a religious corporation...

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Michigan LGBT rights advocacy group gets $3 million donation

Friday, October 24, 2014
Equality-Michigan
DETROIT -- A Michigan LGBT rights advocacy organization in Michigan has received a $3 million gift from the estate of the group's co-founder. Equality Michigan announced the donation from Dr. Henry Messer on Tuesday.

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Wyoming LGBT advocates turn attention to statewide anti-discrimination law

Thursday, October 23, 2014
wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Fresh off their victory to legalize same-sex marriages in Wyoming, advocates for gay rights are turning their attention to other state laws they say need to be changed. "The work's not over," Jeran Artery, of Wyoming Equality, said.

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Kansas same-sex marriage hearing cancelled, judge may rule or reschedule

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. -- An American Civil Liberties Union attorney says a federal judge in Kansas has canceled a hearing scheduled Friday in the group's lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Utah Supreme Court lifts hold on adoptions by same-sex couples

Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, home of the Utah Supreme Court.
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Supreme Court is lifting its hold on adoptions by same-sex couples. The high court halted all such adoptions in May as the state appealed a federal ruling striking down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Alaska asks 11-judge panel to review same-sex marriage ruling

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state of Alaska is seeking to have an 11-judge panel of the federal appeals court for the West review a lower court's ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban. The state on Wednesday filed its case with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

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