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CHICAGO (AP) -- A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men's chances of being homosexual, but the results aren't strong enough to prove it. READ MORE.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The City Union Mission in Kansas City says it will not allow legally married same-sex couples who are homeless to stay at the shelter. READ MORE.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. READ MORE.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Republican justice on the Ohio Supreme Court says the legal obstacles facing his lesbian daughter, her partner and their two children have made him view the state's protections for same-sex couples and their families as inadequate. READ MORE.
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis said Monday that children have the right to grow up with a mother and a father, emphasizing traditional family values as he opened an interreligious conference on the "complementarity" of men and women in marriage. READ MORE.
Republican candidates won enough U.S. Senate seats Tuesday night to take over the majority in both chambers of Congress, but in an even more stunning victory, Republicans took over the governor's offices in three strongly Democratic states - Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts. The results in the U.S. Senate stall any chance for advancing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for at least two years, maybe more. READ MORE.
On the eve of Veterans Day, the American Military Partner Association, called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin granting full and equal benefits to legally married LGBT veterans and their spouses. READ MORE.
Benchmark Survey Reveals Some Improvements in Climate; Schools Nationwide Remain Hostile Environments for LGBT Youth READ MORE.
NATIONAL - The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released their 2013 report on intimate partner violence (IPV) and it shows a continuing increase in IPV towards LGBT people. READ MORE.
People magazine recently featured the story of Michigan teen, Leo Sheng, who is publicly sharing his story of transition by using social media. READ MORE.
In an op-ed In BloombergBusinessweek Thursday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed rumors of his sexual orientation by announcing, "I'm proud to be gay." READ MORE.
This year's election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation's first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the nation's first-ever openly gay governor. READ MORE.
The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled oral arguments for same-sex marriages cases, Monday, for rulings from Texas and Louisiana. The hearings are set for the week of Jan. 5, 2015. READ MORE.
In the latest development following the Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Oct. 25 that the federal government will now recognize same-sex married couples in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming, stretching the number of states where same-sex marriages are federally recognized to 32 and the District of Columbia. READ MORE.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has recently learned of the hook-up related homicide of a man from Norristown, Pennsylvania. READ MORE.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families. READ MORE.
A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. The ruling Friday (Oct. 17) by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage. READ MORE.
If state bans against same-sex marriages were a table, the striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act last year was like the loss of a leg. The announcement last week that the U.S. Supreme Court would not hear appeals to keep such bans on the books was like the loss of a second leg. The table has fallen. All that is left is for the Supreme Court to remove the final two legs - by declaring that such bans are unconstitutional and by ensuring that its declaration does not provide a way for any individual state to continue its ban. READ MORE.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage - one of the first such prohibitions approved by voters in the U.S. READ MORE.
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