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Cost to Fight Idaho's Gay Marriage Decision Passes $80 K

Idaho officials have spent more than $80,000 challenging a federal judge's decision overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.

Woman Sues to Use Wife's Name on SC Driver License

NATIONAL | By Meg Kinnard | Oct 28
A woman who says South Carolina officials refused to let her use her wife's family name on her driver's license has filed a federal lawsuit, another in a string of recent cases challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Couples in Tax Case Weigh in on Kan. Gay Marriage Case

Two married gay couples suing for the right to file joint Kansas income tax returns have filed a brief weighing in on another gay marriage case.

Ala. Court Voids Same-Sex Child Visitation Order

An Alabama appeals court says a judge can't order child visitation following the split-up of a same-sex couple.

Creighton University to Offer Same-Sex Benefits

Creighton University will soon begin offering health benefits to legally married same-sex spouses of its employees despite the objections of the local Catholic archbishop.

Policy Makes it Easier to Change Gender on Records

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 28
Civil liberties advocates are praising the state of Rhode Island for making it easier for transgendered residents to change their gender designation on their birth certificates.

Ebola Nurse Who was Quarantined Now in Maine

NATIONAL | By Robert F. Bukaty | Oct 28
A nurse who was confined against her will at a hospital in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is in Maine, where state officials said she's agreed to be quarantined, officials said Tuesday.

Apple CEO Challenges Home State on LGBT Rights

NATIONAL | By Jay Reeves | Oct 28
Apple CEO Tim Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Watch: Passengers Stop Anti-Gay Attacker at Dallas Airport

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 27
A video, showing a group of people taking down an irate man who launched into an anti-gay rant at a Dallas airport last week, after he kicked and punched another man who he thought was gay, is going viral this week.

Oldest Daughter Confirms 'Honey Boo Boo' Mom's Alleged BF Molested Her

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 27
The saga continues...