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1 hr ago | EDGE

Texas Judge Finds Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A Texas state district judge ruled Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, just after a U.S. Federal District Court Judge ruled against the same ban in February, the New Civil Rights Movement reports.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas

2 hrs ago | EDGE

No Military Burial for Wife of 74-Year-Old Lesbian Navy Veteran

Madelynn Taylor says she'll wait an enternity to spend eternity with her wife Idaho says it's a no-go for 74-year-old U.S. Navy veteran Madelynn Taylor to be buried with her wife Jean Mixner's ashes -- at least not as long as that state continues to ban same-sex marriage.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Ada County, ID, IGN Entertainment, Boise, ID

6 hrs ago | EDGE

Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

The Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the tech company behind the Firefox browser, looks to move beyond its CEO controversy and is the lead sponsor for the upcoming Bay Area Youth Summit The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco's gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, ... (more)


Related Topix: Mozilla, Mozilla Foundation, Software, Non-Profit, Castro (San Francisco, CA), Transgender

7 hrs ago | TwinCities

Neon Trees singer is 1 of few gay celeb Mormons

When Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees announced last month that he's gay, the bigger headline behind his revelation was that he is one of the few publicly out Mormons.


Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Pop/Rock, Neon Trees, Provo, UT

11 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

Massachusetts governor to sign anti-bullying bill

Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to sign a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts, Transgender, Social Software

15 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

Gay rights group seeks to expand marriage caseGay rights group seeks...

A gay rights group wants to intervene in an existing case in hopes of getting a federal court to overturn Ohio's gay marriage ban and allow same-sex couples to wed in the state.


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

Wed Apr 23, 2014


Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Explosion, Eugene, OR

WFIA-AM Louisville

God, the Gospel, and the Gay Challenge -- A Response to Matthew Vines

Evangelical Christians in the United States now face an inevitable moment of decision.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality


Mo. House Panel to Consider Impeaching Gov. Over Gay Marriage Support

A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.


Related Topix: Jay Nixon, US Governors


Brunei Lawmakers Postpone Violent Anti-Gay Measure

Lawmakers from Brunei announced this week that they will postpone implementing a measure that would make it legal to punish those convicted of gay sex by stoning, according to Gay Star News.


Related Topix: Brunei, Southeast Asia, World News


Matt Bomer Reveals Marriage to Longtime Partner

Though Matt Bomer came out to the public just two years ago, the actor announced in this month issue of Details magazine that he married his partner Simon Halls three years ago.


Related Topix: Magic Mike, White Collar, Entertainment, Television, Matthew Bomer, Matt Bomer


4 NYC Hasidic Men Arrested for Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

Four Hasidic men were arrested this week for the brutal attack against a gay black man in Brooklyn, New York, last December, the New York Daily News reports.


Related Topix: Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, New York Daily News, New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

Northern Michigan News

Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity

For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once.


Related Topix: Arts, Photography, Transgender


Gay Business Owners Still Face Challenges

It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Wedding, Public Relations


Anti-Gay Preacher May Be Charged Under Uganda's New Law

In what may be the sweetest case of poetic justice yet, anti-gay Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa may now be charged under the very same "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that he is trying to promote.


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, IGN Entertainment


San Francisco Set to Name Street After Trans Icon

San Francisco is set to name a street after a transgender icon, marking the first time the city has awarded such an honor to a member of the transgender community.


Related Topix: Transgender, San Francisco, CA


Seniors Lack Affordable Housing Options

A rainbow painted fence encloses a temporary parking lot at 55 Laguna Street, site of the senior housing component of Openhouse's project.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), San Francisco, CA, Portland State University

CBS Local

Johns Hopkins University To Honor 7 With Honorary Degrees

Two women involved in a case about gay marriage that went to the Supreme Court are among the people receiving honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University at commencement next month.

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My Mother Lode

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.


Related Topix: US News, Wedding, Las Vegas, NV

National Public Radio

Republican Activists Push Party On Gay Marriage

Some Republicans are pushing for their party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage as public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly and the party tries to woo younger voters more supportive of gay unions.


Related Topix: Wedding