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Houston subpoenas sermons in challenge to LGBT rights ordinance

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Houston
HOUSTON — The dispute over Houston’s LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance has extended to the pulpit. Houston city attorneys recently subpoenaed sermons by several local pastors who oppose the measure and are tied to conservative Christian activists. The activists have sued Houston, claiming they had enough valid signatures to put a repeal...

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Alliance Defending Freedom lobbies for anti-gay marriage vote in Slovakia

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Slovakia
Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based Religious Right powerhouse, has urged Slovakia’s constitutional court to allow anti-gay activists to place a referendum on the country’s ballot that would reinforce the current bans on same-sex marriage, adoption, and domestic partner protections and add a provision making it harder for schools to offer sex education.

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ACLU seeks to file brief in Mississippi same-sex couple’s divorce case

| Thursday, September 25, 2014
Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. -- The American Civil Liberties Union wants to file a brief in support of a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce. The Mississippi Supreme Court has not ruled on the motion filed Thursday. It's unclear if the court will hear oral arguments or when it might rule....

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Opponents ask U.S. Supreme Court to delay same-sex marriage in Virginia

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
RICHMOND, Va. -- Attorneys representing a county clerk in northern Virginia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay a circuit court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. Alliance Defending Freedom on Thursday asked the nation's highest court to stay the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.

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Attorney for Tulsa clerk bemoans Okla. same-sex marriage decision

| Friday, July 18, 2014
Byron Babione
TULSA, Okla. -- An attorney for Tulsa County’s clerk says he disagrees with a federal appeals court that struck down Oklahoma’s ban against same-sex marriage. OKLAHOMA CITY — An attorney for Tulsa County’s clerk says he disagrees with a federal appeals court that struck down Oklahoma’s ban against same-sex marriage.

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For marriage equality opponents, the losing streak continues to grow

| Sunday, June 15, 2014
Christine Weick protests outside a federal courthouse on March 3, 2014, before a trial that could overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage in Detroit. 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.
For foes of same-sex marriage, their losing streak keeps growing. Some sense a lost cause, others vow to fight on. On Election Day in 2012, they went 0-for-4 on state ballot measures. A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages. And over the past seven months, more than a dozen...

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GOP lawmakers seeking outside help to defend N.C. gay marriage ban

| Saturday, December 21, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Republican legislative leaders said Friday that they are getting outside legal help related to a federal lawsuit challenging North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage, suggesting they aren't convinced Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper can wholeheartedly defend the state in the case.

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N.M. Supreme Court rules against photographer in gay bias case

| Thursday, August 22, 2013
Elaine Huguenin
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A commercial photography business owned by opponents of same-sex marriage violated New Mexico's anti-discrimination law by refusing to take pictures of a gay couple's commitment ceremony, the state's highest court ruled Thursday.

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Christian legal group says gay rights assignment was religious intolerance

| Thursday, June 20, 2013
The TennesseanA church sign across the street from Columbia State Community College displays a scornful response to a psychology professor's assignment.
CLIFTON, Tenn. -- Officials at Columbia State Community College say they're investigating claims by a Christian legal group that a psychology professor's assignment about gay rights is teaching her students religious intolerance.

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Evan Wolfson: ‘Gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses’

| Sunday, March 24, 2013
Evan Wolfson
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this week in two historic same-sex marriage cases -- one challenging California's ban on gay marriage, and the other challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- supporters and opponents of marriage equality are stepping up their cases in the court of public opinion.

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