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House kills bill to remove anti-sodomy law in La.

Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, sought to remove consensual sex between people of the same sex from Louisiana's crimes against nature law.


Related Topix: New Iberia, LA

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Round 2: Court Takes up Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Tulsa County, OK, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US Supreme Court


URI Breaks Ground on Gay and Lesbian Center

The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.


Related Topix: University of Rhode Island, Transgender, US Governors, Lincoln Chafee


Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn't horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.


Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Prison, Digital Journal


Erasure's Andy Bell, 'Glee' Star to Sing at Detroit Gay Pride Festival

Andy Bell of Erasure and "Glee" actor Alex Newell are among the musical acts that will perform at this year's gay pride festival in Detroit.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Erasure, Detroit, MI


Co-Creator of Russia's 'Homosexual Propaganda' Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

One of Russia's lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned, Gay Star News reports.


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Asia,


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.


Related Topix: Death Penalty

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.


Related Topix: Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News


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.


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

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.


Related Topix: Ethiopia, Africa, World News


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.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality

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.


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

Tue Apr 15, 2014


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Abortion


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law


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.



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.



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.