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What Actually Happened To That Same-Sex Couple In The Missouri Hospital [UPDATED]

What Actually Happened To That Same-Sex Couple In The Missouri Hospital [UPDATED] | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of speculation as to what actually transpired when Roger Gorley was arrested away from his husband Allen’s bedside in a Missouri hospital earlier this week.
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Margaret Thatcher, a controversial figure on gay issues, dies aged 87

Margaret Thatcher, a controversial figure on gay issues, dies aged 87 | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was a controversial figure in moves towards equality and who was hailed by some as a gay icon, including the artists Gilbert and George, died of a stroke this morning.
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Anti-gay bigots in France film selves vandalizing Paris' LGBT center

Anti-gay bigots in France film selves vandalizing Paris' LGBT center | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Anti-gay-marriage activists in Paris filmed themselves committing a hate crime, then posted the video on YouTube - a video that included their faces.
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Human Rights Campaign owns up to transgender flag blunder

Human Rights Campaign owns up to transgender flag blunder | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT -- An internet firestorm created last week by the HRC when they asked  a transgender activist to remove a trans pride flag during a marriage equality event in front of th...
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Rutgers Coach Fired After Hurling Homophobic Slurs, Basketballs At Players | TIME.com

Rutgers Coach Fired After Hurling Homophobic Slurs, Basketballs At Players | TIME.com | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
A shocking video shows Rutgers coach Mike Rice berating, and hitting, players
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Taboos push China's gay men to wed women - Aljazeera.com

Taboos push China's gay men to wed women - Aljazeera.com | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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According to several demographic studies, between 70-90 percent of China's gay men are currently married - or will marry - a straight women, compared to 15-20 percent in the US.
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Arizona Congressman Opposes His Own Son’s Marriage Equality

Arizona Congressman Opposes His Own Son’s Marriage Equality | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
When Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) came out for marriage equality last month, he largely attributed his change of position to his gay son and his desire to support him. Apparently, Rep.
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Nature’s Case for Same-Sex Marriage

Nature’s Case for Same-Sex Marriage | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The biological evidence right outside the Supreme Court’s chambers makes a natural case for gay marriage. (RT @melanieberliet: Hermaphroditic trees, bisexual ducks + homosexual monkeys. Yay!
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How did the right lose on gay marriage? - Washington Post (blog)

How did the right lose on gay marriage? - Washington Post (blog) | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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How did the right lose on gay marriage?
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Social conservatives have lost the fight on gay marriage, even Rush Limbaugh observes. Regardless of the Supreme Court's ruling, public opinion seems to have shifted irreversibly.
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Supreme Court gay marriage ruling: Gay couples to pay higher taxes if DOMA ... - Newsday

Supreme Court gay marriage ruling: Gay couples to pay higher taxes if DOMA ... - Newsday | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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Time For A Rapprochement Between The Trans Community And HRC

Time For A Rapprochement Between The Trans Community And HRC | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
I hope Chad Griffin and Jeff Krehely take the time over the next few months to sit with the trans community to find a way past injuries and old wounds. If Israel and Turkey can resolve their differences, surely HRC and the trans community can.
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Why Marriage Equality Opponents Who ‘Love’ Gays Are Still Bigoted

Why Marriage Equality Opponents Who ‘Love’ Gays Are Still Bigoted | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Conservatives have long claimed that they’re somehow the victim of persecution when they’re called bigots for opposing same-sex marriage, like when Sen.
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Republicans Unanimously Approve Anti-Marriage Equality Resolution Without Debate

Republicans Unanimously Approve Anti-Marriage Equality Resolution Without Debate | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
At a retreat in Hollywood, California on Thursday, the Republican National Committee caved to pressure from social conservatives and unanimously approved a number of resolutions without any debate, including one opposing same-sex marriage.
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5,000-year-old ‘transgender’ skeleton discovered

5,000-year-old ‘transgender’ skeleton discovered | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skeleton which they believe may be the remains of a transgender person. The male skeleton was found in a suburb of Prague and is buried in a manner previously only seen for female burials.
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Tunisia told: repeal anti-gay law and stop its misuse as a political weapon

Tunisia told: repeal anti-gay law and stop its misuse as a political weapon | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities has called for the repeal of Tunisia’s sodomy law, which the group said is used as a political weapon
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Lawsuit Says Gun Groups Involved in Anti-Gay Mail - ABC News

Lawsuit Says Gun Groups Involved in Anti-Gay Mail - ABC News | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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Two gun rights groups worked on political attack mailers in Colorado that showed a gay couple from New Jersey kissing, according to claims in a federal lawsuit Wednesday.
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Malta: Transgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case

Malta: Transgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Campaigners have welcomed a decision to allow a transgender woman in Malta the right to marry.
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Meet the man who lives his life as a MERMAN in Florida's springs despite fishermen's wide-eyed stares

Meet the man who lives his life as a MERMAN in Florida's springs despite fishermen's wide-eyed stares | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Eric Ducharme says he's been obsessed with mermaids for as long as he can remember inspiring his unique, eye-catching lifestyle in Florida's waterways while seen swimming around in a lifelike, handmade fin.
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Republican State Chair Warns That Marriage Equality Will Lead To Tax Fraud

Republican State Chair Warns That Marriage Equality Will Lead To Tax Fraud | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The chairwoman of Georgia’s Republican party voiced her opposition to marriage equality over the weekend by warning that people will use same-sex marriage to commit tax fraud.
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The Top 8 Ways To Be 'Traditionally Married' According To The Bible

The Top 8 Ways To Be 'Traditionally Married' According To The Bible | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
I don't think 'Traditional Marriage' means what you think it means.
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Coming Out: A Gay Mormon Navigates Family, Faith And Sexuality - NPR

Coming Out: A Gay Mormon Navigates Family, Faith And Sexuality - NPR | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
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Coming Out: A Gay Mormon Navigates Family, Faith And Sexuality
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Three years ago, Manwaring told his immediate family that he was gay, and a couple of weeks ago, he came out to other relatives and friends in an online video.
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New York's Cardinal Dolan says gay people are 'entitled to friendship' only - The Guardian

New York's Cardinal Dolan says gay people are 'entitled to friendship' only - The Guardian | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
The Guardian New York's Cardinal Dolan says gay people are 'entitled to friendship' only The Guardian America's most high-profile Catholic official, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, has warned that the church needs to "do better" to ensure its "defense of...
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Football Player Says It Would Be 'Selfish' To Be Openly Gay In The NFL

Football Player Says It Would Be 'Selfish' To Be Openly Gay In The NFL | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- There has never been an openly gay player in the NFL, and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons thinks it might be best if it stays that way.
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I think the opposite. It's selfish to not come out as a professional NFL player.
Think how many eyes that could open.
What about being an openly gay college player who gets drafted into the NFL... would Clemons expect that person all the sudden be pushed back into the closet.
Clemons comments come from a place of fear... fear of what it would do to the team.. but if in fact they are a cohesive team it shouldn't be an issue. And the Team should rally around the out player and stick up for him as team mates.
Sure.. the first few who come out will get lots of both positive and negative press... but after so many... it will become a non-issue.
As as for the locker room. Boys... you've been in locker rooms with gay guys your whole life... you just were not aware.

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The Worst States For Kids Of Gay Parents

The Worst States For Kids Of Gay Parents | LGBT Times | Scoop.it
Justice Anthony Kennedy invoked the children of gay parents this week during the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. "They want their parents to have full recognition and legal status," he said.
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