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US Supreme Court appears split on gay marriage

Washington - The US Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, as it weighs a potentially historic decision that could see gay marriage legalized nationwide.

Gay marriage in the U.S.: Facts

Washington - Gay marriage is now legal in 37 U.S. states and the capital Washington, but it cannot be officiated and is not recognized in 13 other states.

Tennessee gay couple's date with history

Memphis - Thom Kostura and Ijpe DeKoe are married in New York, but not in Memphis, where they now live. Next week they are going to try to fix this -- for themselves and all gay Americans.

Russian court upholds firing of teacher for being gay

Saint Petersburg - A Russian court has thrown out a complaint from a gay teacher in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg against her dismissal for "immoral" behaviour, a gay rights advocacy group said Thursday.

U.S. states pass amended religious freedom laws after outcry

Washington - The U.S. states of Arkansas and Indiana passed amended versions of religious freedom laws on Thursday following a nationwide outcry that the original legislation effectively legalized discrimination against homosexuals.

Anti-gay law prompts Angie's List to halt $40 million expansion

Indianapolis - Citing a controversial law recently signed into legislation, Angie's List announced on Saturday that it has suspended the planned expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters.

Russia fails in benefits challenge for gay UN workers

New York - Russia failed Tuesday to block a United Nations decision to extend full spousal benefits to legally married gay UN employees.

Ikea drops lifestyle website in Russia over 'gay propaganda' fears

Moscow - Ikea said Friday it was closing its lifestyle website in Russia over fears it could flout a controversial law banning promotion of gay values to minors.

Utah gays, Mormons agree on LGBT anti-discrimination law

Salt Lake City - New legislation to protect gays went into effect in Utah, after approval of a compromise bill backed by the state's homosexual community and religious advocates, including its powerful Mormon bloc.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

Op-Ed: Is anti-gay segregation promoted by 'religious liberty'?

The Internet is bloated with inflammable headlines of anti-gay segregation in the United States. A few of the states involved are Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Washington; with fanatical momentum as each day slides by.

Russian MP says homosexuals 'mentally ill' after lesbian selfie

Saint Petersburg - A Russian lawmaker who has strongly backed anti-gay legislation said on Tuesday all homosexuals were "mentally ill" after two lesbians snapped themselves kissing on a plane with him sitting in the background.

Russia bans transvestites and transsexuals from driving

Moscow - Russia has passed a controversial law banning transvestites, transsexuals and people with other "disorders" from driving, prompting sharp criticism from rights activists, including a prominent Kremlin advisor.

'A Reason' — indie sleeper film of the year Special

A Reason is an independent film written and directed by Dominique Schilling and produced by Caroline Risberg (Risberg Schilling Productions).

Same-sex couples wed in Florida as gay marriage ban ends

Miami - Scores of same-sex Florida couples tied the knot early Tuesday after the state's ban on gay marriage ended.

HRW slams Russia for spiralling homophobic attacks

Moscow - Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin's government for "inaction" and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.

Italian teacher disciplined over crucifix removal

Rome - An Italian teacher has been disciplined under fascist-era rules for removing a crucifix from the wall of his classroom in a move denounced Monday as "stupefying" by campaigners for secular education.

Openly gay mayor takes power in Polish city

Warsaw - The first openly gay mayor of a large Polish city officially took power on Saturday, saying the traditionally Catholic country was "opening up".

Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage

Helsinki - Finland's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a victory for campaigners who gathered thousands of signatures to force parliament to examine the issue.

Op-Ed: Billy Gilman comes out, still one of music's greatest vocalists

Country singer Billy Gilman may have come out of the closet, revealing that he is gay, yet he is still one of music's greatest talents and musicians.

Gay gene discovered in controversial new study

The discovery of a gay gene or number of gay genes is giving more weight to the idea that people are born gay, rather than it being a lifestyle choice.

Simpsons co-creator saves 'gay' Irish bull from being slaughtered

A bull in Ireland who was going to be slaughtered because he might have been gay has been saved by Sam Simon, the co-creator of the 'Simpsons.'

Thousands of Brazilians march in gay rights parade

Rio De Janeiro - Thousands of Brazilians took part in Rio de Janeiro's 19th Gay Pride parade, speaking out against homophobia in a country that has seen years of violence targeting the gay community.Under the slogan "A million voices!

Sarkozy says France's gay marriage law should be scrapped

Paris - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback, on Saturday said France's gay marriage law should be scrapped, in his strongest comment yet on the controversial issue.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court may have to rule on same-sex marriage

Cincinnati - If the U.S. Supreme Court was hoping to avoid making a decision on same-sex marriages everything changed Thursday. After dozens of courts at different levels approved the practice, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals voted to ban it.

Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights

Washington - Apple's Tim Cook has become the most prominent chief executive to acknowledge his homosexuality, putting fresh focus on gay representation in the boardroom.

Op-Ed: Apple Chief Cook proudly gay

San Francisco - It comes as no surprise that the CEO of Apple is gay, but few have put it such a way that will offend homophobes. For many Christian fundamentalists, and members of other religions, being a homosexual is a one-way ticket to hell.

GOP bails on S.C nominee after he calls homosexuals 'gremlins'

A South Carolina Republican vying for a U.S. congressional seat apparently believes gays and lesbians should be kept out of the light, never given any water and most importantly, never fed after midnight; they are "gremlins" after all.

Robbie Rogers-inspired ‘gay soccer’ sitcom gets green light

ABC have confirmed they are pressing ahead with a new sitcom loosely based on the life of Robbie Rogers, the world’s only out-gay professional soccer player.

Gay and straight marriages show similar longevity

A recent study revealed that the break-up rate for gay couples was comparable to the break-up rate for heterosexual couples.
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