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Retired Methodist ministers say they’ll break Church rules and perform gay weddings

Saturday, July 27, 2013
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RENO, Nev. — Five retired United Methodist ministers are taking a stand against their church's rules regarding same-sex unions. [...]

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Calif. school district settles discrimination complaint by transgender student

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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The U.S. government said Wednesday it had reached an agreement with a Southern California school district to resolve claims the district discriminated against a transgender student. [...]

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Calif. Supreme Court rejects San Diego clerk’s bid to stop gay marriages

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court is again refusing to immediately stop the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages. [...]

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Calif. AG tells court to reject San Diego clerk’s bid to stop same-sex marriages

Monday, July 22, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- California's chief law enforcement officer urged the state Supreme Court on Monday to refuse once again to stop same-sex marriages while the justices consider a legal bid to revive Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned gay nuptials. [...]

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Should states’ rights decide gay rights? Or any rights?

Sunday, July 21, 2013
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The citizens of each state want what they want. The people with the money have the power, and they want to mold their cities and towns to their own little standards, with their own little rules, their own little prejudices, and their own little innuendos. Those who struggle to keep [...]

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San Diego County clerk seeks end to Calif. gay marriages

Friday, July 19, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Diego County government official in charge of issuing marriage licenses asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to stop gay marriages. [...]

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Gay rights activists arrested after Calif. city rescinds pride month proclamation

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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PORTERVILLE, Calif. -- Three gay rights activists are facing charges Wednesday morning after protesting a city council vote to reject a proclamation passed by the mayor last month that declared June as LGBT Pride month in Porterville. [...]

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Calif. Supreme Court rejects emergency plea to stop gay marriages

Monday, July 15, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court is refusing to order the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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LGBT group finds acceptance at evangelical college

Saturday, July 13, 2013
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PASADENA, Calif. — Nick Palacios struggled to get his conservative Pentecostal parents to accept him as a gay evangelical Christian for nearly a decade before his family found a common ground through faith. Now, as an openly gay seminarian, the 29-year-old hopes to carve out a similar acceptance for other [...]

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Not giving up: Opponents ask California Supreme Court to stop gay weddings

Friday, July 12, 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez, APProp 8 lead plaintiffs Sandy Stier, left, exchanges wedding vows with Kris Perry during a ceremony presided by California Attorney General Kamala Harris at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday,  June 28, 2013.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of same-sex marriage demanded Friday that the California Supreme Court immediately halt the practice that recently resumed in the nation's largest state after a nine-year legal battle. [...]

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