News You Should Know August 4, 2014
Originally printed 8/4/2014 (Issue 2231 - Between The Lines News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A small but growing number of American Muslims are challenging the long-standing interpretations of Islam that defined their parents' world. These Muslims believe one can be gay and Muslim, that the sexes can pray shoulder-to-shoulder, that females can preach and that Muslim women can marry non-Muslims. They point to Quran passages to back them up and say the stricter version of Islam found in many immigrant mosques isn't representative of their faith. Nearly 40 percent of the estimated 2.75 million Muslims in the U.S. are American-born and the number is growing. The organization Muslims for Progressive Values is among those groups pushing for a more inclusive American Islam.
VIRGINIA (AP) - A county court clerk in northern Virginia is seeking to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Monday [July 28] that Virginia's gay marriage ban approved by voters in 2006 is unconstitutional. In a filing Friday, Prince William County Circuit Court Clerk Michele B. McQuigg asked the court to stay the decision while she appeals to the Supreme Court. Without a stay, marriage licenses could be issued to Virginia's same-sex couples 21 days after the ruling.
VIENNA (WashingtonBlade) - One of the five openly gay U.S. ambassadors currently serving overseas wed his partner Saturday in a Vienna ceremony. Daniel Baer, U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe, married Brian Walsh, who works as an agronomist and environmental economist for the International Institute for Applied System Analysis. Baer isn't the first U.S. ambassador to enter into a same-sex marriage while serving in his post. In August 2013, U.S. ambassador to Australia John Berry wed his partner, Curtis Tate, in a D.C. ceremony.
WASHINGTON D.C. - President Obama turns 53 today and will celebrate with a light public schedule. Want to sign his birthday card? Sign the e-card here. There is a choice of three different styles one even includes a cute pup with sunglasses.
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- Ginsburg: 6th Circuit Likely To Determine SCOTUS Urgency
- Ben & Jerry's Scoops Support For Same-Sex Marriage
- Detroit Leadership Class Welcomes Affirmations' Director Of Programs
- Third Circuit Court Upholds Conversion Therapy Ban
- Women's Colleges Address Transgender Applicants
- Mich. Dems Push Elliott-Larsen Amendment In House And Senate
- Legislators Urge To Reevaluate Donation Policies for MSM
- 32 States Request SCOTUS To Settle Same-Sex Marriage
- AIDS/HIV Organizations
- Michigan Department of Community Health-Division of Health, Wellness, & Disease Control
- Charles Alexander Studio
- Caesar's Windsor Hotel & Casino
- State of the Art Framing Gallery
- Hair Cutting & Styling
- Charmed Salon and Boutique
- Professional Organizations
- Gay/Lesbian Educators Association of Michigan GLEAM
- Recreational Vehicles
- Westland Camping Center
- Religious & Spiritual
- Cathedral Church Of St. Paul
- Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
- Rides of Pride
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- LeAnn Rimes Q&A: 'Eddie & I Are A Gay Man's Wet Dream'
- Q&A: Bill Hader Talks Gay Kisses ('Paul Rudd Tastes Like Chicken') & Trans Sketch ('Sorry')
- Why Jason Mraz Won't Kiss & Tell: 'I've Spoken Up For The Things That Are Important To Me'
CHELSEA - Following a path that has taken her from working in civil rights in the big metropolis of New York City to owning dozens of sheep, chickens, pigs and other rowdy farm animals, Angie Martell seeks a full life of balance and tranquility.
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