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Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner’s death

Friday, July 31, 2015
Sabrina Maurer's case involves her fight over death benefits and inheritance taxes after the 2013 death of her partner, Kim Underwood.
A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal. ...

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GOP: Clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages

Friday, July 31, 2015
House Speaker David Ralston
"It's just sort of grandstanding," said attorney Alan Begner. ...

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Congressman wants to banish gay people to a deserted island for 100 years

Friday, July 31, 2015
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert
Rep. Louie Gohmert thinks this will prove that God intended marriage to be between one man and one woman. ...

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WATCH: Gay Staten Island man says he was beaten by cops, called homophobic slurs

Friday, July 31, 2015
Louis Falcone claims cops severely beat him and called him "f*g" and "f*****t."
"Four people on one, scrawny little guy?" lawyer Eric Subin said. "They're criminals; they belong behind bars." ...

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Agency balks at allowing same-sex married couples to be foster parents

Friday, July 31, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback
Tom Witt of Equality Kansas said Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will "dig in his heels every step of the way to deny married couples their legal rights." ...

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Greg Louganis contemplates his, fellow Olympian Jenner’s journeys

Friday, July 31, 2015
Greg Louganis speaks onstage during the "Back on Board: Greg Louganis" panel at the HBO 2015 Summer TCA Tour.
"We all have our journeys," Louganis, 55, told reporters. "Whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, transgender." ...

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Indiana convention’s CEO calls for broader LGBT protections

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Michael Ray watches a game being plays in the hallway of the Gen Con gaming convention in Indianapolis
The CEO of a massive gamers' convention that is "shopping the show" to other cities and could relocate if lawmakers don't expand protections for gays and lesbians. ...

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Mormons may create alternative scouting organization

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The BSA's decision to lift the ban on gay leaders may motivate the LDS Church to sever ties with the organization.
Were the church to follow through, it could financially impact the BSA quite dramatically, as the LDS is the organization's largest Scouting sponsor. ...

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Leslie Jordan throws coffee at men screaming antigay slurs inside WeHo Starbucks

Thursday, July 30, 2015
One of the men accused of yelling antigay remarks soaked in coffee (left), Leslie Jordan (right)
The 4'11 actor approached the men, fuming, and told them to "Get out of my house!" before chasing them out the front doors. ...

Mike Huckabee: Allowing transgender people into the military will turn it into a “social club”

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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"Men are men. Women are women. There's a difference." ...

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