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30 states now in legal fight over gay marriage
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North Dakota is now the only one with a ban not facing a challenge. BY CARSON WALKER AND BRADY MCCOMBS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 25, 2014  State marriage bans have been falling around the country since the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Oregon and Pennsylvania were the latest to join the list, when federal judges struck down their bans last week and officials decided not to appeal. Federal lawsuits were filed this week in Montana and South Dakota. In Idaho, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted the state's request for a stay pending appeal of a judge's order to lift the ban on gay marriage. This replaced a temporary stay granted May 15. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy W. Dale struck down a 2006 voter-approved ban on May 13, saying it unconstitutionally denies gay couples the right to marry. The order was...Continue reading on The Idaho Statesman   Same-sex marriage in the United States "Same-sex marriage is legally recognized in some jurisdictions within the United States and by the federal government. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized same-sex marriage. Eight Native American tribal jurisdictions issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Limited recognition has been granted to out-of-state same-sex marriages in Alaska,Colorado, Missouri,and Ohio.Same-sex marriages performed in Utah before the stay was issued are set to be recognized by June 9, 2014.Since the Supreme Court of the United States struck down in United States v. Windsora portion of a law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriage..." Continue reading on Wikipedia     Around the Internet Why This Catholic, Anti-Gay Marriage Governor Gave Up on ... http://www.theblaze.com/ Corbett, a Roman Catholic and an opponent of gay marriage, had already been told by his lawyers that he was unlikely to win at the next stop, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. After reading the decision, ...  Map: Which States Allow Gay Marriage? | Mother Jones http://www.motherjones.com/ Latest update, May 22: Six same-sex couples in South Dakota have filed a challenging both the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize marriages of same-sex couples performed legally in other ... Herbert says states have a duty to defend gay-marriage bans http://www.sltrib.com/ Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he is disappointed in governors and attorneys general in states like Pennsylvania and Oregon who choose not to defend their state's same-sex marriage bans, calling that “the next step ... Gay Marriage Victories Mount - Real Clear Politics http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ LESS THAN a year ago, federal judges across the country began repudiating bans on same-sex marriage. Now, as more and more of these discriminatory laws fall, news that yet another state has been added to the list has ...     (more…) [...]
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Lord Browne: ‘I thought being gay was basically wrong’
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Do you have to be straight to get ahead in business? BP boss Lord Browne thought so – then he was outed by his first boyfriend. He talks about power, politics and homophobia When Lord Browne was in charge of BP, had anyone told him he would one day invite a journalist into his home to discuss his sexuality, he would have said they were insane. Homosexuality was the last thing he expected to talk about in public; after all, he never spoke of it even in private. The former CEO spent half a century in the closet, so terrified of letting his secret slip that he never... Radio 1's Scott Mills talks to Lord Browne about coming out in the corporate world - video BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills interviews former chief of BP, Lord Browne, about his new book The Glass Closet and the challenges facing the LGBT community in the business and corporate world....     The glass closet: why coming out is good business Lord Browne of Madingley, Member of the House of Lords and former Chief Executive of BP Chaired by Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Wednesday 8 October 2014, 7.00pm Madingley Hall, Cambridge Abstract Today gay men and women in the Western world enjoy greater acceptance and legal protections than ever before. Yet an alarming number of businessmen and women choose to remain closeted at work. Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, will discuss his book The Glass Closet, in which he explores what holds them back. Drawing on his experiences as a closeted gay man in the oil industry, and the experiences of other prominent executives from around the world, he argues that coming out is best for employees and the companies that support them. "Edmund John Philip Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley, FRS,FREng (born 20 February 1948) is an English businessman. He is best known for his role as the chief executive of the energy company BP between 1995 and 2007. This period has been described as the company's "golden period of expansion and diversification".Browne was much lauded during this period, as he engineered a merger with rival Amoco, and gained access to Russian oil reserves with the creation of TNK-BP. Hailed as the "Sun King", he also received praise for increasing BP's interest in renewable energy sources. He resigned from BP in controversial circumstances after he was found by a judge to have lied in court about the details of a personal relationship (though charges of perjury were never brought)." Continue reading on  Wikipedia     Around the Internet Former BP Chief: I stayed in the closet because I ... http://www.pinknews.co.uk/ The former Chief Executive of BP has opened up about his “double-life” in the closet while running the company, in a book discussing homophobia in business. Crossbench peer Lord John Browne resigned from BP in 2007, ... Former BP CEO Lord Browne to write new book on ... http://www.pinknews.co.uk/ Drawing on his own experiences, Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is writing a new book entitled 'The Glass Closet' on the need to end homophobic discrimination in the work place and in corporate life. UK Parliament - LGBT2020 Diversity Data | Gay Market News. http://www.gaymarketnews.com/ Excerpts will also be included in a new book by Lord Browne - The Glass Closet, Why Coming Out is Good Business - to be published May 29, 2014. Further details of the LGBT2020 resear [...]
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RWW News: Robertson: ‘Termites’ In Obama Admin Destroying America
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http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/pat-robertson-lambasts-obama-administration-termites-destroying-america Right Wing Watch reports on the extreme rhetori... [...]
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Colin Firth A SINGLE MAN: The Gay Couple’s Importance RE Gay Rights
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From http://boyculture.typepad.com Colin Firth of A SINGLE MAN says (at a 12/7/09 press conference) that telling stories such as the one in this film is impo... [...]
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New Wave Singers to perform concert
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Washington Blade – America's Leading Gay News Source headlogo. Celebrating 45 Years As America's Gay News Source. May 20, 2014 | by Steve Charing. New Wave Singers to perform concert. New Wave Singers, Baltimore, gay news, Washington Blade. [...]
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Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned, Making Same-Sex Matrimony …
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Pennsylvania Gay Marriage Ban Overturned, Making Same-Sex Matrimony Legal Across Northeast. PHILADELPHIA May 20, 2014 (AP). Associated Press. Pennsylvania gay marriage ban overturned, making same-sex matrimony legal across Northeast. [...]
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Judge Strikes Down Oregon’s Gay Marriage Ban
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday struck down Oregon's voter-approved ban on gay marriage, saying it is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane said the ban unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples and ... [...]
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Moscow Bans Parade for Drag Queen Who Won Eurovision Song Contest
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Last summer, Russian president Vladimir Putin and Russian legislators passed a far-reaching wave of anti-gay laws that has affected everything from the adoption of children to the conduct of tourists, which cast a cloud over the February's Winter ... [...]
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