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2 hrs ago | WISH-TV Indianapolis

Judge restores part of Indiana gay marriage suit

A federal judge has reinstated four same-sex couples' claim that Indiana's refusal to recognize out-of-state gay marriages is unconstitutional. Judge Richard Young said in a ruling Tuesday that he reinstated the lawsuit because Gov. Mike Pence had shown that he had power to enforce the ban despite claims that he had no such control.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors

6 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Norfolk Island considers gay marriage

The gay descendent of the mutineer Fletcher Christian says he's excited he may soon be able to wed his partner, as one of Australia's smallest territories pushes forward with plans to make same-sex marriage legal. Rebellion is once again in the air on Norfolk Island, as the self-governing territory of 2000 people half way between Australia and New Zealand prepares to vote on the law in the coming weeks.

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Related Topix: Oceania, Norfolk Island, World News, Wedding

11 hrs ago | The Stranger

Philadelphia Police Release Video of Drunken Mob That Allegedly Attacked a Gay Couple

This "clean-cut" mob allegedly attacked a gay couple in Philadelphia on September 11. They could be locals, they could be tourists. NBC Philadelphia via JoeMyGod : A violent attack on two gay men in Center City Thursday night left one of those men in the hospital with multiple fractures.


Tue Sep 16, 2014

Brandon Sun

New education minister's ties to church criticized by NDP but not gay advocate

The NDP is criticizing the appointment of Gordon Dirks as Alberta's education minister, saying he is linked to a church that believes homosexuality is a sin. But a prominent advocate for gay rights in the province says he met with Dirks on Tuesday and believes the former chairman of the Calgary Board of Education will work to promote safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students in the province.


Related Topix: Transgender

Cybercast News Service

Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage

People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday. Ginsburg said cases pending before the circuit covering Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee would probably play a role in the high court's timing.


Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Albany Times Union

UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'

Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary. The Ugandan foreign minister said his priority will be to ensure agreement on new U.N. goals to fight poverty and preserve the environment.

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Click Orlando

What counts as a 'real name' on Facebook?

A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy. Several gay and transgender entertainers reported last week that Facebook temporarily suspended their personal accounts for not providing their "real name."


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Transgender

Asbury Park Press

Web filter lifts block on gay sitesWeb filter lifts block on gay...

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.


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Gay Couple Violently Attacked By Mob In Philadelphia's Center City

A gay male couple in their twenties was violently attacked by a mob of eight to twelve men and women in Philadelphia's Center City on Thursday. Eye witnesses said the men, together over a decade, were walking home from dinner when they were approached the group.


Great Films Make Palm Springs' Cinema Diverse Fest Seem Like Gay Academy Awards

The Palm Springs Cinema Diverse film festival seems to be shaping up to be the Academy Awards of Gay Movies. The Sept.


Related Topix: Oscars, SoMa (San Francisco, CA), Watches


3 Arrested In Brutal Attack on Gay Activist In Belgrade

Three men have been arrested in Serbia in connection with the weekend assault of a German activist who was attending a gay rights conference in Belgrade last week, which left the activist with life-threatening injuries, reports Towleroad . Towleroad posted security video of the Saturday evening ambush in the Serbian capital, noting that it is currently unclear if the attack was motivated by homophobia.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

Los Angeles doctor asks feds to study why meningitis targets gay, bisexual men

With nearly a dozen cases of meningococcal disease already reported across Los Angeles County this year, a local doctor has asked the federal government to look into why gay and bisexual men seem to be at greater risk for exposure and transmission of the illness. Dr. Robert Bolan, medical director for the Los Angeles LGBT Center , urged the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week to determine why men who have sex with men are being infected by and, in some cases, dying of the disease, which can lead to brain or spinal cord infections commonly known as meningitis.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas AG asks court to uphold gay marriage ban

A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court to find the ban on gay marriage constitutional, arguing the state's voters have a right to define marriage.


Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Stay issued in Indiana gay marriage ban case

Same-sex couples hoping to get married in Indiana will have to wait until the U.S. Supreme Court addresses the question of whether gay marriage bans are constitutional. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Monday stayed its Sept.


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

Wisconsin Gazette

No gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was embraced by Obama during his first term.


Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC


An Afternoon in WeHo With a Gay Russian Teen Seeking Asylum

Vlad Slavskiy is an 18-year-old LGBT rights activist currently living in Los Angeles. He grew up in Sochi, Russia, where he endured severe harassment and abuse after coming out as gay.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, World News, Russia


PHOTOS: Gay Warriors

Not so long ago, photographs like these, evidence that military personnel had same- sex partners, could have been grounds for an honorable discharge. Many went to great lengths to hide important aspects of their lives, including whole families, to stay in the military.


Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

Community concerns over ice use among gay men in Victoria

A REPORT into the use of ice in Victoria has sparked concerns over a high prevalence of the drug among young gay men. An inquiry into methamphetamine use and supply in Victoria focusing on ice was submitted to a parliamentary committee last week , and identified LGBT people as a group facing "problematic" methamphetamine use.


Related Topix: Drugs


Three Arrested in Attack That Left German Gay Rights Activist in Critical Condition: VIDEO

A 27-year-old German gay rights activist who was attending a LGBT conference in Belgrade, Serbia is in critical condition after sustaining "life threatening" injuries from an attack Saturday. Dusan Jovanovic, deputy director of the hospital where the man is being treated, said the man [whose name has not yet been released] has undergone surgery but is still in a "serious condition".


Related Topix: Serbia, World News

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring discusses federal gay marriage appeals

After offering opening remarks to the participants at the third annual Charlottesville Gay Pride Festival in Lee Park on September 13, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring spoke to reporters about the same-sex marriage cases that may be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in its coming term. Answering questions posed by the Charlottesville Libertarian Examiner, Herring, a Democrat who served in the state Senate before his 2013 election as attorney general, explained how his mind has been changed about gay marriage .


Related Topix: Virginia, US Supreme Court, US News