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Scott Lively

Anti-Gay Pastor Qualifies Mass. Gubernatorial Bid

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 21
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

Philip Noynosoudachanh, right, takes a selfie with Josh Smith at Liaison Nightclub in Bally's Las Vegas.

Vegas Offering All But Marriage to LGBT Tourists

By Michelle Rindels | Aug 21
While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they - and their money - are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.

Actress Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox Hopes to Inspire With Life Story

NATIONAL | By Mesfin Fekadu | Aug 21
Laverne Cox realizes she is having a winning moment as a transgender actor in entertainment - including a recent Emmy nomination - and she hopes her story will continue to inspire others.

Gabriel Hernandez, 8, was allegedly murdered by his mother and her boyfriend. (handout,)

Abuse of Boy Battered to Death By Mother Who Called Him 'Gay' Described in Court

CRIME | Aug 21
Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy who was allegedly battered to death by his mother and her boyfriend who called him gay.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

Federal Judge: Ind. Gov Contradicted Himself on Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | Aug 21
A federal judge says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence contradicted himself on same-sex marriage, telling the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban but then directing executive agencies about how to proceed after court rulings on the subject.

MATERC Applauds Worcester's Nondiscrimination Protections

LOCAL | By EDGE | Aug 21
The Worcester City Council voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to the city's Revised Ordinances of 2008 enacting nondiscrimination protections based on gender identity or expression.

High Court Blocks Same-Sex Unions in Virginia

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Aug 20
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

Mormon School Removes Gay Marriage Cards at Store

NATIONAL | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Aug 20
Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.

Ky. Town Delays Considering 'Fairness Ordinance'

NATIONAL | Aug 20
Officials in Owensboro have decided to put off considering a gay rights ordinance for at least a year.