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ACLU Revises Kansas Same Sex Marriage Lawsuit

| By Roxana Hegeman | Friday Nov 28, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union revised on Wednesday its lawsuit over gay marriage in Kansas to include claims that the state is refusing to recognize unions performed in Kansas and other states.

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Friends Outraged After Idaho Family Buries Trans Woman as a Man

| By Jason St. Amand | Nov 27
Friends of a transgender woman from Idaho who suddenly died from a brain aneurysm in October are outraged after the woman's family held an open casket and buried her as a man.

Arkansas Clerk Ready for Order on Gay Marriage

| Nov 27
A top official in Arkansas' most populous county said Wednesday that his office is prepared to issue licenses if same-sex marriage returns to the Bible Belt.

Mississippi Ruling: Gays Treated As 'Lesser'

| Nov 27
In overturning Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge says state law treats homosexuals like second-class citizens, much as racially discriminatory legislation of the 1950s and 1960s marginalized black residents.

4th Child for Nurses Challenging Gay Marriage Ban

| Nov 26
Two Detroit-area nurses who are challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage are raising a fourth adopted child.

NCLR and UN Opposes Gay Conversion Therapy

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 25
Earlier this month, the United Nations Committee Against Torture and the National Center for Lesbian Rights opposed gay conversion therapy being used on LGBT youth in the United States.

AP Interview: Kansas Attorney General Says His Fight Against Gay Marriage is Good for All

| Nov 24
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says that his vigorous defense of the state's gay marriage ban is designed to get a final decision from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ky. City's Public Schools Try to Improve Supports for Gay Students

| Nov 24
Jefferson County Public Schools has formed a districtwide committee in an effort to better accommodate students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
Post orange banners, ribbons and flag in your neighborhood on November 25 for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Marriage OK, But No Kissing! Say Straights to Gays

| By Winnie McCroy | Nov 21
A new study led by an Indiana University researcher has found that although straights support legal rights for same-sex couples, they still don't want to have it flaunted in their faces.

Reaction on Lifting of Montana's Gay Marriage Ban

| Nov 20
A ruling by U.S. District Judge Brian Morris overturning Montana's ban on same-sex marriage made the state the 34th in the country to permit gay marriage.

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