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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S Supreme Court weighs in on same-sex marriage this summer. READ MORE.
CANNES, France (AP) - Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are sitting in a bright room, with the Mediterranean all around, atop the Palais des Festival, the hub of the Cannes Film Festival. As the stars of Todd Haynes' '50s lesbian romance "Carol," they've been at the very center of Cannes both because "Carol" epitomizes the positive female focus of this year's festival and because few films have been more lauded here. READ MORE.
MONTREAL (AP) - Michael Sam has found a pro football job. In Canada. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. READ MORE.
Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday shelved a divisive religious objections bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that has thrust the state into the national debate about where religious freedoms end and the rights of same-sex couples begin. But the Republican governor, who is courting Christian conservatives for a likely presidential bid, quickly fought back against the defeat, seeking to enact the bill's provisions without legislative support. READ MORE.
A minister who tried to perform a gay wedding in an Alabama courthouse pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Monday but will avoid serving time in jail. READ MORE.
As part of WORLD Channel's diverse, independent documentary series, "America Reframed," two LGBT films will be aired during Tuesday nights in June. READ MORE.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The leader of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana says the group will discuss its policy on welcoming transgender children next week following criticism from conservative groups at the national level. READ MORE.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has approved a ban on therapy supporters say can change the sexual orientation of young gays. READ MORE.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Senate has approved a bill that would ban therapies aimed at turning gay young people straight. READ MORE.
Oregon is now the third state in the country to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" after Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation outlawing the practice. READ MORE.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has decided not to run for president in 2016, but seeking re-election doesn't clear up questions about his future. READ MORE.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A state report shows the legalization of gay marriage last year boosted the number of couples tying the knot to the highest rate Wisconsin has reported since 2007. READ MORE.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing legislation to remove legal barriers to adoption by lesbian, gay and transgender parents. READ MORE.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republican John Kasich, who is pondering a 2016 presidential run, said Friday he's a man of faith who is reading a book on prayer but doesn't plan to dwell on social issues in a potential White House campaign. READ MORE.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana is going to pay a New York public relations firm up to $750,000 to come up with a plan to try to rebuild the state's damaged image after widespread criticism over a religious objections law. READ MORE.
On May 12 the Department of Health and Human Services published draft guidance on their proposal to move from a lifetime blood donation ban for all gay and bisexual men to a one-year deferral period. READ MORE.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Republican delegates want a state law preventing government infringement on religious beliefs, while opponents say such measures are a shield for discriminating against gay or transgender people. READ MORE.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - An initiative by the city of Bloomington has led to municipal employees in more than 30 Indiana cities and towns gaining access to transgender-inclusive health care benefits. READ MORE.
HEADLINE Contentious Louisiana Religious Objections Bill Hearing Held READ MORE.
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