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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg to officiate another same-sex wedding

| Thursday, September 4, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will officiate another same-sex wedding this weekend in New York. Ginsburg will officiate the ceremony for Danny Rubens, her former law clerk, and his his soon-to-be spouse Danny Grossman, also an attorney.

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GOP lobbyist who wants to ban gays from NFL plans Dallas Cowboys protest

| Thursday, September 4, 2014
Burkman
DALLAS -- The Republican lobbyist behind the campaign to ban openly gay football players from joining the NFL, says thousands of right-wing Christians will demonstrate Sunday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to protest the Dallas Cowboys signing Michael Sam to its practice squad.

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Pastor: Christians should not ‘repent’ for homophobia, gays ‘must be put to death’

| Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Robby Gallaty
A Tennessee pastor this week said Christians would never repent for discriminating against gays like they had for racism because African-Americans could not change the color of their skin. Raw Story reports that Brainerd Baptist Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty devoted his entire hour-long sermon on Sunday to justifying Christian opposition to the sexual orientation ...

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Brian Brown to participate in training session for anti-LGBT activists

| Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, speaks during a rally for the opponents of gay marriage at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 28, 2014.. Faced with a losing streak, some longtime opponents of gay marriage now say that its nationwide legalization via a Supreme Court ruling is inevitable. Others refuse to concede, and some leaders of that cohort will be rallying on Thursday, June 19, at a March for Marriage in Washington.`
Brian Brown, president and co-founder of the anti-LGBT group National Organization of Marriage (NOM), will be traveling to France next week to participate in Manif Pour Tous’ “Summer University” training session. The Human Rights Campaign reports that Manif Pour Tous is the largest French anti-LGBT organization formed in 2013 to protest marriage equality.

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NYC mayor Bill de Blasio praises St. Patrick’s Day Parade decision

| Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Bill de Blasio
NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio has praised the decision to allow a gay contingent to march under its own banner for the first time at New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. But he has not made a commitment to marching in the parade himself. De Blasio said Wednesday that he'll need to know more before deciding what he'll be doing six months from now.

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Law firm takes ‘immediate and severe’ action over lawyer’s anti-gay email

| Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Walter Kubitz
MANASSAS, Va. -- A Virginia law firm says it has taken “immediate and severe” action against an attorney who railed against same-sex marriage in company-wide email, in which he also referred to AIDS as the "gay plague."

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Former Vt. governor Jim Douglas’ memoir tackles same-sex marriage veto

| Monday, September 1, 2014
Jim Douglas
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he was acting on conscience in 2009 when he vetoed a same-sex marriage law that had been passed by the state Legislature. In a frank new memoir being released Wednesday, the 63-year-old Douglas said that he had no objection to same-sex couples forming relationships and that he and his wife Dorothy have gay friends.

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Linda Harvey attacks Target for ‘pushing deviance and perversion’

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Friday, August 29, 2014
Linda Harvey
On her “Mission America” radio program Wednesday, Linda Harvey weighed in on the National Organization for Marriage’s boycott of Target in response to the company’s filing of a court brief in support of marriage equality. Harvey echoed NOM in taking particular issue with Target’s characterization of same-sex marriage bans as “bans” and “discrimination.”

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Judge allows ‘X-Men’ director’s accuser to drop sex abuse lawsuit

| Thursday, August 28, 2014
Michael Egan
HONOLULU -- A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Michael Egan III said in a previous court filing that he wanted to dismiss the lawsuit, not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new lawyer to represent him.

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No longer waiting for marriage equality: Jolie and Pitt marry in France

| Thursday, August 28, 2014
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
NEW YORK -- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence's Chateau Miraval. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge...

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