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2 hrs ago | WHTC

Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples

A former trainee manager at Little Caesars pizza in California sued the company for discrimination on Wednesday, accusing the Detroit-based chain of denying employees health insurance benefits for their legally wed same-sex spouses.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health

4 hrs ago | Washington Times

Chile sailor publicly discloses his homosexuality

A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.

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4 hrs ago | KRON 4

Legislature Says No to "Gay Panic" Defense

Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Related Topix: Transgender, US Governors, Jerry Brown

6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Gay taunts 'a little bit like racism'

Ricardo Edward, who says he is taunted about his sexuality every time he goes out at night in Queenstown.


10 hrs ago | Reuters

Residents see Europe best for gays and lesbians, Africa worst: poll

Most people in European nations say their community is a welcoming place for gays and lesbians, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also showed many in African countries see their homelands as hostile to homosexuals.


Related Topix: Transgender

14 hrs ago | KTVN Reno

Florida Supreme Court Asked to Rule on Gay Marriage

Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.


17 hrs ago | Capitol Hill Blue

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court, Ohio, Liberal Political News

21 hrs ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban

Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina

23 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Utah granted more time to file gay marriage recognition appeal

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Utah more time Tuesday to file its appeal in the same-sex marriage recognition case.


Related Topix: Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Daily Business Review

Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Sends Anti-Gay Email Rant To All

Becker & Poliakoff has taken "severe and immediate" action against a lawyer who sent a homophobic email to the entire law firm.


The New Zealand Herald

Election 2014: Labour's three gender options for passports

Louisa Wall, whose same-sex marriage bill passed into law last year, said all people had the right to live in dignity.


Related Topix: Wedding, Transgender

International Business Times

Lesbians Were Reported To Have The Most Orgasms During Sex Compared To Heterosexual Women

For the research conducted by the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington, about 2,850 single Americans were given an online questionnaire to answer.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Online Dating

Global Voices Online

India's LGBT Community Dares to Hope After Health Minister's Comment on Gay Rights

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: India, World News


#27BiStories: Appearing Straight, Appearing Gay, and Other Misconceptions Bi People Face

Common misconceptions haunt bisexual people, and one of the most common is that a person's sexuality is determined by the gender of whoever they're with.

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Wisconsin, Indiana set to defend gay marriage bans before federal appeals court in Chicago

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago as attorneys for Wisconsin and Indiana sought to reinstate bans on gay weddings ruled unconstitutional two months earlier.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, ACLU

Monterey County Herald

Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

The Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday on gay marriage fights from Indiana and Wisconsin, setting the stage for one ruling.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Ovarian Cancer, Health

News Times

Indiana, Wisconsin couples in gay marriage case

Bonnie Everly, left, and Lyn Judkins, from Chesterton, Ind., embrace during a rally in support of gay marriage at the federal plaza Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Chicago.


Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Ovarian Cancer, Health

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Washington Post

Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where they stand

State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Indiana, US Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

WLNE-TV Providence

Can Ferguson change the 'ritual' of black deaths?

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, file photo, family members touch the copper top of the vault containing the casket of Michael Brown during his funeral in Normandy, Mo.


Related Topix: Wedding, Immigration Reform, California, California Government

WISH-TV Indianapolis

Gay marriage opponents take lower profile

The opponents of gay marriage held no rallies Monday. In fact, they've taken a low profile in recent weeks but they still hope to win the gay marriage battle in Indiana.


Related Topix: Wedding, Indiana, Indiana Government