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Prominent gay rights activist pleads not guilty to sex crime charges

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Terry Bean
EUGENE, Ore. -- Prominent Oregon gay rights activist Terry Bean pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Eugene to sodomy and sex abuse charges involving a 15-year-old boy. His lawyer, Kristen Winemiller, previously said Bean is the victim of an extortion ring. [...]

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Arizona pastor predicts ‘AIDS-free world by Christmas’ if all ‘homos’ are killed

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Steven Anderson
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A pastor in Tempe, Ariz. said Sunday that if humanity wants to have an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” then gays should be put to death as God has ordered in the scriptures. [...]

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Scott Lively: Homosexuality is an ‘infection’ that kills society

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Scott Lively
Scott Lively, an activist notorious for pushing anti-gay policies in countries like Uganda and Russia, appeared on “Trunews” on Monday, where he told host Rick Wiles that gay rights and the growing acceptance of homosexuality are going to destroy the U.S. [...]

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Portman rules out presidential bid, says gay marriage support not a factor

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Republican nomination for the White House. [...]

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent home after heart stent implanted

Friday, November 28, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Thursday after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said. The 81-year-old jurist was sent home and was expected to be at work when the court hears its next round of oral [...]

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UK politician: Gays have 20,000 sex partners in their ‘short, miserable lives’

Friday, November 28, 2014
Lord Christopher Monckton
LONDON -- The former leader of the right-wing UK Independent Party and one-time advisor to Margaret Thatcher, has declared that gay men have up to 20,000 sexual partners in their "short, miserable lives" before dying young of AIDS-related illnesses. [...]

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Heart stent for Ginsburg revives talk of liberal jurist’s time left on court

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted on Wednesday, reviving talk about how long the 81-year-old liberal jurist will be staying on the court. Ginsburg was expected back at work on Monday, but her hospitalization - just three weeks after elections handed Republicans control of [...]

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LGBT advocacy group says Atlanta fire chief unfit to lead a diverse workforce

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kelvin Cochran
ATLANTA -- A Georgia LGBT advocacy group is calling on Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to terminate the city’s fire chief, saying the viewpoints expressed in a self-published book make him unfit to lead a diverse workforce. [...]

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Man accused of threatening Obama over gay marriage support ruled incompetent

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Deryke Matthew Pfeifer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Alabama man is mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of threatening President Barack Obama's life, and prison officials should determine whether he was also incapacitated at the time of the alleged offense, a federal judge ruled. [...]

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Atlanta fire chief suspended over book describing homosexuality as ‘perversion’

Monday, November 24, 2014
Kelvin Cochran
ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief has been suspended after city officials say he violated policy by self-publishing a book that describes homosexuality as a "perversion." [...]

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