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  • Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:46 am
  • NORFOLK, Virginia - Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank.

  • Man seeks green card after American husband dies 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:40 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - An Australian man widowed by his American husband of more than three decades made a renewed pitch Monday for a green card after the Obama administration eased policies on gay marriage.

  • Student grifter back behind bars in Philly 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 5:26 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - A former college student convicted of stealing the identities of neighbors and friends has returned to federal custody in Philadelphia to face a probation violation charge that could send her back to prison.

  • Judge: Indiana hasn't given valid reason for ban 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:19 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge has said that attorneys defending Indiana's gay marriage ban haven't given a valid reason why the state should not recognize the out-of-state marriage of a lesbian couple, one of whom has a terminal illness.

  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:59 pm
  • NASHPORT, Ohio - A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

  • Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage license 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:46 pm
  • CHICAGO - Cook County has issued its 1,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple.

  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:13 pm
  • CINCINNATI - Attorneys for the state of Ohio asked a federal judge Tuesday to stay his decision ordering the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, a request the judge said he was inclined to grant.

  • NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:05 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.

  • Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 6:21 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers were killed, but their identities have not been released.

  • UN conference provokes heated gay rights debate 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:52 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Many countries at this week's U.N. population conference are objecting to the idea of enshrining the right of women to make their own sexual decisions, fearing it would tacitly condone same-sex relationships, the U.N. population chief said.

  • Policy on weddings at Ohio statehouse under review 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:36 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A committee will review a policy that now prevents same-sex couples and others without valid Ohio wedding licenses from renting the Ohio Statehouse and its grounds for weddings and receptions.

  • Judge: Ind. must recognize 1 gay couple's marriage 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:04 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - A federal judge ordered Indiana on Thursday to recognize the out-of-state marriage of a gay couple before one of the women dies of cancer. The decision, specific to the couple, doesn't affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages.

  • Same-sex couples plan filing NC taxes as married 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:57 pm
  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina's ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income tax statements.

  • Wyoming urges judge to dismiss gay marriage suit 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:07 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The state of Wyoming has asked a district judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four gay couples and a gay-rights advocacy group seeking to force the state to recognize gay marriage.

  • Suit cites urgency to overturn NC gay marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:58 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems.

  • Review: 'Only Lovers' a moody vampire movie 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:23 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - "The Thin Man" with blood cocktails, an ode to hipsterism through the ages, a mainline shot of cool and a playful tribute to artistic fetishism, Jim Jarmusch's vampire romance "Only Lovers Left Alive" is an addictive mood and tone piece, a nocturnal reverie that incidentally celebrates a marriage that has lasted untold centuries. Almost nothing happens in this minor-key drift through a desolate, imperiled modern world, and yet it is the perennial downtown filmmaker's best work in many years, probably since 1995's "Dead Man," with which it shares a sense of quiet, heady, perilous passage.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 5:14 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • Young Utah gay couple become face of gay marriage 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:11 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Derek Kitchen was a teenager still coming to grips with his sexual orientation when yard signs began popping up throughout his suburban Salt Lake City neighborhood in 2004 supporting an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

  • Medicaid change sought for disabled, elderly 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:33 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Some Missouri Republicans have remained adamantly opposed to expanding Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of adults by tapping into billions of federal dollars available under President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Some hear race echoes in Va. gay marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:09 am
  • WASHINGTON - To some people in Virginia, the fight over legalization of same-sex marriage echoes a decades-old battle over the state's 1924 law banning marriage between white and black people.

  • Married couples separated by German language test 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 5:08 am
  • BERLIN - Michael Guhle met the love of his life on the beach of a little fishing village in Vietnam. Thi An Nguyen was selling freshly cooked mussels and fruit to the German tourist and they immediately clicked. Soon the Berlin nursing home worker was saving up all of his money and vacation days to visit Nguyen.

  • Argentine president, godmother to lesbians' baby 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:59 pm
  • BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has agreed to be the godmother of a lesbian couple's baby in a Roman Catholic cathedral.

  • Gay couples to be honored by Oklahoma ACLU 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 6:15 am
  • NORMAN, Oklahoma - The American Civil Liberties Union is honoring two gay couples at the center of a potentially landmark gay rights case that challenges the constitutionality of Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • At midnight hour, UK holds first same-sex weddings 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:04 pm
  • LONDON - Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history.

  • Gay couples find uneven access to health insurance 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:01 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama's landmark health law.