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2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she expects a same-sex marriage case to be heard and decided by June 2016, and possibly a year earlier.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

4 hrs ago | NorthJersey.com

NJ couple's challenge to gay conversion ban is dismissed

For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ

5 hrs ago | Canada.com

Gay Chinese man sues clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight

Gay rights campaigners pose for journalists to protest outside a court where the first court case in China involving so-called conversion therapy is held in Beijing, China, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu, Internet, Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | FOX23

Gay couples denied marriage licenses in Greenville

The couples had expected their requests would be rejected Wednesday because South Carolina's ban on gay marriage still stands.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

9 hrs ago | Switched

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Registry For Same-Sex Couples

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Healthcare Law, Law, Wedding, Jim Doyle, US Governors, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

13 hrs ago | KRON 4

Chinese Man Sues Over Gay Conversion Therapy

A gay rights group says a Chinese man is suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Baidu

16 hrs ago | NewsandSentinel.com

Judge in W.Va. asked to delay gay marriage ruling

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a judge to postpone ruling on a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a ruling in a similar case in Virginia.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Sheffield Star

Gay concerns at Doncaster school revealed

Some teachers are not happy talking in Doncaster's schools about gay issues, says a report by the borough's NUT.

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Related Topix: Transgender

ABC News

Correction: Exxon Mobil-Gay Rights Story

In a story July 22 about new federal anti-discrimination rules, The Associated Press reported erroneously the value of Exxon Mobil Corp. shares held by investors who supported amending the company's equal employment opportunity statement.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chemicals, Irving, TX, Transgender

NBC Los Angeles

CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's top chief executive - the first openly gay governor in state history.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom, San Diego, CA, Golden Hill (San Diego, CA)

Ohio.com

Group backing gay marriage releases TV ad in Ohio

COLUMBUS: A group supporting gay marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Sunherald.com

LGBT rights group hires ex-pastor in Mississippi

Rob Hill grew up in Mississippi, and spent 12 years as a United Methodist pastor.

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Related Topix: Transgender

Windsor Beacon

Poll: Opposition to gay marriage waning in Ky.

Sarah Peacock, of Louisville, Ky, puts a ring on Kristy Sturgill's, of Bardstown, Ky, finger alongside her daughter Lanie Peacock and Rev.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Louisville, KY, Bardstown, KY, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

The bulletin, which was dated Monday and announced Tuesday, notes that both new and amended policy filings should comply with provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Mental Health Parity Act - which prohibit discrimination against transgender persons because of general identity or health conditions.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Transgender, Business News

The Jackson Sun

Court orders halt to Colorado gay marriages

The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered the Boulder County Clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples while it considers if the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Boulder, CO, US News, US Supreme Court

The Lebanon Daily News

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Transgender

WALB-TV Albany

4 charged with murder in death of USC student

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at... By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, University of Southern California

Brandon Sun

Activists urge Obama to ensure that anti-gay bias issue is on agenda for US-Africa summit

Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Transgender

WSOCTV

Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling

Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, ACLU, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Washington Post

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics

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