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Internet sleuths identify possible suspects in Philly gay bashing incident

| Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Internet sleuths appear to have identified many of the suspects wanted in connection with a brutal attack on a gay couple in Philadelphia last week, and the alleged attackers are making arrangements to surrender to police for questioning. The Philadelphia police department on Tuesday released surveillance video of the large group of suspected attackers as they walked along...

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Ginsburg: Marriage rulings in 6th Circuit likely to dictate high court’s urgency

| Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- People looking for clues about how soon the U.S. Supreme Court might weigh in on state bans of same-sex marriage should watch the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday that there would be "some urgency" if an appeals court upholds same-sex marriage bans. Such a ruling would run ...

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Target snubs boycott by featuring same-sex parents in latest campaign

| Monday, September 15, 2014
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Barely a month after a number of anti-gay groups called for a nationwide boycott of Target stores after the retailer signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality, the chain has released a new advertisement featuring same-sex parents.

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Clinton adviser: LGBT rights a defining achievement of Obama’s presidency

| Monday, September 15, 2014
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Human Rights Campaign event in 2011.
While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances on the issue that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage. Marriage equality was not a cause was embraced by Obama until late in his first term, yet he is now a fervent supporter.

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‘30 Rock’ actor Cheyenne Jackson marries Jason Landau

| Sunday, September 14, 2014
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"30 Rock" and "Glee" actor Cheyenne Jackson married his partner, actor and entrepreneur Jason Landau, on Saturday evening. The couple exchanged vows and rings in an interfaith ceremony at a friend's estate in Encino, California, reports People magazine.

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A dad’s surprising response to his gay son’s heart wrenching ‘coming out’

| Saturday, September 13, 2014
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My name is James Alexander. I’m 20 years old and reside in a conservative area of Texas where I was born and raised. Throughout my childhood I could tell that I was different. I was quiet, unsure of myself, socially anxious at most times. Before I even connected the word “gay” with two men liking each other, the other kids already had made it part of their vocabulary and readily let me know that I was.

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Federal judge orders Ariz. to recognize deceased man’s same-sex marriage

| Friday, September 12, 2014
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A judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Fred McQuire and George Martinez were partners of 45 years who got married in California this summer, fulfilling one of their final wishes as they both dealt with serious health issues.

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U.S. Supreme Court adds same-sex marriage cases to Sept. 29 agenda

| Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has formally added gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29. The action Wednesday does not mean that the court will decide that day to hear state appeals of lower court rulings that struck down bans on same-sex marriage. But the late September conference will be the first time...

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Will the U.S. Supreme Court finally settle the issue of marriage equality?

| Wednesday, September 10, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court Justices: Back row (left to right): Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyer, Samuel A. Alito, and Elena Kagan. Front row (left to right): Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
WASHINGTON -- Both sides in the same-sex marriage debate agree on one thing: It's time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently said she thinks so, too. The emerging consensus makes it likely that the justices soon will agree to take up the question of whether the Constitution forbids states from defining marriage as the union of a...

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Group erects ‘God Loves Gays’ billboard in ‘God Hates Fags’ hometown

| Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The "God Loves Gays" billboard, located near 21st Street and Western Ave., in Topeka.
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Organizers behind the website "God Loves Gay People" and the Facebook page "The Facebook God," have erected a billboard Topeka, Kan. -- home to the virulently anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church -- proclaiming that "God Loves Gays." The billboard, located about 3 miles southeast of the Westboro Baptist Church compound, is the product of ...

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