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37 min ago | EDGE

Brunei to Punish Same-Sex Acts With Death By Stoning

Lawmakers in Brunei, the sovereign state in southeast Asia near Borneo, are gearing up to introduce a new penal code that will allow death by stoning for acts of gay sex, according to the Huffington Post.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty

2 hrs ago | Turnto10.com

Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal.

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Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

2 hrs ago | EDGE

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that's not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Ingham County, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, Ann Arbor, MI

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Planned Anti-Gay Rally in Ethiopia Is Cancelled

Two groups had been planning to hold a large anti-gay rally in Addis Ababa on April 26. But Dereje Negash, chairman of a religious group affiliated with the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, said the cancellation came after people inside the church asked the government to prevent the rally.

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Related Topix: Ethiopia, Africa, World News

7 hrs ago | EDGE

Michael Luongo's "Sensual Travels," Gay Erotica From Around the World

Traveling and sex are as intertwined as the positions you and your foreign date discover together.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality

12 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

Ohio debates sex-orientation rule

A proposal to protect school teachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Transgender, US Governors, John Kasich

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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Church-state separation put to the test in Ky.

Baptists make up 25 percent of the state's 4.4 million population but 40 percent of the General Assembly, according to statistics gathered by the 2010 Religious Census by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, the Kentucky Baptist Convention and Legislative Research Commission.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Wedding, US Governors, Steve Beshear, US News

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Pete in 'The Pokey': LaBarbera Arrested in Canada

Peter LaBarbera, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center designated anti-gay hate group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality and Bill Whatcott, a local Saskatchewan man who is presumably the Canadian knock-off version of LaBarbera, were arrested Monday after the pair refused to leave the grounds of the University of Regina.

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Related Topix: Abortion

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Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Religion, Episcopal Church

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Malta Legalizes Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

As expected , the Maltese parliament approved a bill Monday that allows same-sex couples to enter into civil unions, allowing them to have the same legal rights of straight married couples, like the legal ability to adopt, Reuters reports.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Malta, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

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Ohio Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Trying to 'Push the Gay' Out of Brother

A judge sentenced an Ohio man, who was in charge of taking care of his younger disabled brother, with two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after threatening to castrate and "beat the gay" out of his sibling, the Lancaster Eagle Gazette reports.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

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Gays Caused That Flood!: Conservative Writer Angered Over 'Noah' Inaccuracies

The uproar over the film "Noah" continued last week when conservative Christian writer Don Feder blasted the Russell Crowe pre-summer biblical era blockbuster for what he considers pro-environmental politics and for not placing the blame on the flood on gays.

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EDGE

Seattle Mayor, Council Back Ousted Gay Scoutmaster

The mayor and Seattle City Council have expressed their support for a Boy Scout troop leader who was dismissed last month because he is gay.

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EDGE

Axe Murder and Cannibalism and Graham Crackers, Oh My

Generations Christian radio host Pastor Kevin Swanson, is the latest right wing mouthpiece to voice objection to Nabisco's Honey Maid ad, which features a same-sex couple, Right Wing Watch reports.

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In India, landmark Supreme Court ruling recognizes transgender as third gender

India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

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Related Topix: Transgender, India, World News

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Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

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U.S. anti-gay activist faces mischief charges after arrest on university campus

A pair of controversial political activists - one an American who opposes gay rights, the other a Canadian who opposes abortion - have been arrested at the University of Regina.

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Related Topix: Activism, Canada,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

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Jennifer Lopez Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

Jennifer Lopez had a good night Saturday night in Beverly Hills at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize outstanding images of the LGBT community in the media.

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Related Topix: Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Jennifer Lopez, Game Show, American Idol, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Drama, J Lo, Transgender

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Finland's New Homoerotic Stamps

You've never seen stamps like this. Just as the United States rolls out its new Harvey Milk stamp , which goes on sale in May, to honor the LGBT movement, Finland revealed its new homoerotic stamps, which celebrates artist Tom of Finland.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Milk

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Cleveland Cabbies Protest 'Gay Games' Promotional Campaign

Despite the fact that the 2014 Gay Games promises to bring millions of dollars in tourism revenue to the beleaguered city, Cleveland's cabbies have reportedly refused to drive their cabs, protesting Cleveland Hopkins International Airport taxi's rooftop signs promoting the LGBT sporting event.

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Related Topix: IGN Entertainment

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