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TLC’s ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ stars prominent conversion therapy proponent

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Preston Dahlgren
TLC denies claims that its newest show, “My Husband’s Not Gay,” helps promote the discredited notion that gay men can choose to be heterosexual. But one of the show’s stars has a history of promoting “ex-gay” therapy. [...]

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Marco Rubio: Courts don’t have the power to strike down gay marriage bans

Thursday, January 8, 2015
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
The potential 2016 presidential candidate said the federal court has undermined the will of Florida voters who approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage six years ago. [...]

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NOM’s Brian Brown: Same-sex marriage in Florida is ‘a travesty of justice’

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Brian Brown
The National Organization for Marriage wants Florida officials to ignore a federal judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban and to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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Likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush says marriage should be a state decision

Monday, January 5, 2015
Jeb Bush
As he considers running for president, former governor Jeb Bush is not offering supportive words about same-sex marriages coming to the state of Florida: "It ought be a local decision. I mean, a state decision." [...]

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Meet the other couple at the center of Florida’s same-sex marriage challenge

Sunday, January 4, 2015
Ozzie Russ, left and his partner Steve Schlarie at the ranch in Chipley, Fla.
Steve Schlariet and Ozzie Russ say they never sought the spotlight of social activism, the spotlight found them. In March, 2014, the couple joined a lawsuit seeking marriage equality in Florida. [...]

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Meet the couple who forced Florida to recognize same-sex marriages

Saturday, January 3, 2015
Chuck Jones (left) and Jim Brenner.
On Feb. 28, 2014, Jim Brenner and Chuck Jones did something that is about to make history: They filed the civil-rights lawsuit that on Tuesday will allow same-sex couples across Florida to get married. [...]

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Queen Elizabeth bestows honors to anti-gay politician, five LGBT rights advocates

Friday, January 2, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II, in her annual honor roll of Britons who have made a contribution to the United Kingdom, has bestowed honors on a politician who blamed gay people for Hurricane Katrina, as well as several LGBT rights advocates. [...]

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The year in homophobia: Ten of the worst anti-LGBT stories of 2014

Thursday, January 1, 2015
The Radical Righ, sees recent advances in LGBT rights as a reason to find new strategies to fight what it believes is a tyrannical government bent on persecuting conservatives and inviting divine punishment. [...]

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Ex-college football player charged with stalking billionaire David Geffen

Thursday, January 1, 2015
Jamie Kuntz
Jamie Kuntz, who in 2012 was kicked off his team after kissing an older man, has been ordered to return to court on charges he repeatedly violated an order to stay away from entertainment mogul David Geffen. [...]

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Newsweek profiles Conchita Wurst: ‘Europe’s game-changing bearded lady’

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Austrian singer and Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst performs on stage during the opening ceremony of the Life Ball in front of City Hall in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Europe is changing, and Conchita Wurst is both beneficiary and agent of that change. Her stardom is proof that Austria is willing to love someone different. Now’s she’s been elevated to a global stage. [...]

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