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  • Utah's same-sex marriage ban headed to SCOTUS?

    A year after the nation's highest court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, three couples are pushing for a similar review of same-sex marriage bans on the books in Utah and other states. 

  • Correction: Dwindling Bathhouses story

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 23 about the declining number of gay bathhouses The Associated Press reported erroneously that Todd Saporito, the CEO of Ohio-based Flex Spas, ran the Gay Games that were held in Cleveland. Saporito held events at his bathhouse and nightclub in conjunction with...

  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    The Pentagon "likely will" allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals.

  • VIDEO: Supreme Court puts gay marriage on hold in Virginia

    The United States Supreme Court says same sex couples in the state of Virginia will not be able to marry until the high court has a chance to rule on the case.

  • Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution's collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show "Will and Grace." Show creators David...

  • Uganda president not keen on rushing anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law that was invalidated earlier this month, saying the measure is not a priority and could hurt the country's economic development. Museveni, who held a...

  • Israel OK's gay Jews to immigrate with spouses

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will now allow Jews to immigrate to Israel with their non-Jewish same-sex spouses. In a directive publicized Tuesday, Israeli Interior Minister Gideon Saar told immigration authorities not to differentiate between married gay and straight couples. Israeli law...

  • Nepal gay community parades for same-sex marriage

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tooting horns and ringing chimes, hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transvestites paraded through Nepal's capital Monday for a colorful celebration of Gaijatra, a Hindu festival to remember the dead that is gleefully overtaken each year by the country's gay...

  • Herring asks for review of gay marriage ruling

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, although he supports the lower court's decision. Herring filed a petition Friday with the high court. In a written statement,...

  • Fla. wants US Supreme Court to decide gay marriage

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida judges should stop ruling on same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states can ban gay marriage, the state's attorney general said Friday. Attorney General Pam Bondi filed motions in the Miami-based 3rd District Court of Appeal,...

  • Gay marriage bans undergo scrutiny in four states

    Gay marriage bans in four states will be significantly tested Wednesday when a three-judge panel will hear arguments on challenges to the laws -- the latest in a slew of lawsuits against similar laws nationwide since last summer.

  • Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed. The Constitutional Court declared the law illegal because it was passed during a...

  • Same-sex marriage vs. motherhood

    The movement demanding legal recognition for same-sex marriage has made a radical and profoundly uncharitable assumption.

  • Supreme Court poised to revisit gay marriage issue

    A slew of recent court victories for gay marriage proponents across the country, including two from federal appeals courts, have amped up speculation the Supreme Court soon will revisit the issue.

  • VIDEO: President Obama signs LGBT executive order

    President Obama signs executive order barring workforce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.



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