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Stories with subject: Gays and lesbians
  • USC Upstate students protest state funding cuts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:34 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Attempts by state legislators to cut university funding over plays and books which they believe promote homosexuality are causing a backlash on South Carolina campuses.

  • Challenge to Arkansas gay marriage ban heard 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:31 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.

  • Judge in gay marriage case asks pointed questions 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:10 pm
  • DENVER - A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:30 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.

  • Judge won't merge suits on same-sex marriage ban 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:02 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal judge is refusing to combine two separately filed lawsuits challenging Arizona's ban on same-sex marriage.

  • 'Glee' actor to sing at Detroit gay pride festival 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:02 pm
  • DETROIT - 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.

  • URI breaks ground on gay and lesbian center 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:48 pm
  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island has broken ground on a new center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.

  • Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:19 am
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.

  • Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:26 am
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

  • Gay rights group sends petition to IOC 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:39 am
  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland - More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

  • AG, lawyers disagree over gay marriage appeal path 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • DETROIT - Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan's ban on gay marriage are opposing the state's request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

  • House kills bill to remove La.'s anti-sodomy law 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:02 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state's unconstitutional anti-sodomy law Tuesday.

  • Judge takes up ban on domestic partner benefits 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:49 pm
  • DETROIT - 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.

  • Ohio school board debates sexual orientation rule 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:28 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

  • 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.

  • India's top court recognizes third gender category 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:38 am
  • NEW DELHI - India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

  • Taxi drivers take issue with Gay Games placards 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 5:46 am
  • CLEVELAND - Some taxi drivers who work at the Cleveland airport say they won't drive cabs with rooftop placards advertising the upcoming Gay Games.

  • 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.

  • New Ohio gay marriage ballot language approved 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:38 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has certified the language in a new version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning the state's gay marriage ban.

  • Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:16 am
  • WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

  • A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:04 am
  • The Flint Journal. April 8.

  • Providence Dioceses says school talk 'regrettable' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:58 am
  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The principal of a Catholic high school has apologized for bringing in a speaker whose opinions on divorce and homosexuality offended students, parents and faculty.

  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:46 am
  • LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block.

  • Gay rights lobbyist to join Sen. Murphy's office 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:31 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A government relations chief for the Human Rights Campaign is joining Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy's office as his chief of staff.

  • 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.