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When a proposal to legalize gay marriage started gaining momentum in the home state of President Barack Obama, it seemed a quick and easy deal: The pastor of his former megachurch endorsed it with powerful testimony at the Capitol and Democrats control Illinois' government.
Hong Kong's top court granted a transgender woman the right to marry her boyfriend Monday in a watershed ruling that falls short of allowing same-sex marriage.
The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who was born male to marry a man, and for one who was born female to marry a woman.
The ruling by the Court of Final Appeal brings the semiautonomous Chinese city in line with many other places in the Asia-Pacific region, including mainland China, where transgender people are allowed to marry as their new gender.
The court ruled in favor of the woman, identified only as W. One of the judges on the five-member panel dissented.
A curious CraigsList post advertising a yard sale in Greer, South Carolina, is gaining some attention. Entitled "Help Get Godless Liberals Out of SC," the text, posted on May 9, proclaims that two individuals are attempting to move to California - and they're using the sale as an opportunity to gain the necessary funds. But it's not your average amateur rummage bazaar; in particular, there are some intriguing caveats for religious people who plan to attend.
"Preaching and proselytizing welcome, however it will cost you 10 cents a word to attempt to convert us," the announcement reads. "Mormons pay double. Mention Richard Dawkins and disavow the Holy Spirit will get you 10% off our already low prices." The premise of the sale is apparently to help "two godless liberals" get the money they need to make their move across the country. In an effort to court attendance, the announcement also says that anyone who comes to purchase the books and other random items will be "helping to make SC a little more red."
Kyle Hanson of Minneapolis dances with his daughter Sofie, 6, as his husband, John Stumme, left, dances with their son Henry, 3, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Ecolab Plaza in St.
Singer attacked in Houston : A source close to the Grammy-winning Tejano group La Mafia, said the lead singer, Oscar De La Rosa, was attacked outside a gay bar by a Hispanic man.
Log Cabin Republicans recently announced a relaunch of their organization, but it remains to be seen how much influence the predominately gay GOP group will have within the national Republican Party.
New York City has experienced three possible anti-gay attacks in a single week, as CBS New York reports, two gay men were assaulted in midtown Manhattan.
Brazilian notary publics must register same-sex civil unions as marriages if the couple requests it, the country's National Council of Justice said Tuesday.
Brazil's National Council of Justice says notary publics must register same-sex civil unions as marriages if the couple requests it.
A lesbian couple on the Isle of Man are calling for a change in the law after being turned down for a flat on the basis of their sexual orientation.
Players found that male characters could marry one another and raise children in Nintendo's 3DS game Tomodachi Collection: New Life.
Anna Pierre, a registered nurse and one of seven candidates looking to become the city's mayor during Tuesday's election, is claiming she is being endorsed by Jesus Christ.
Some officials in North Dakota say the state is not likely to join neighboring Minnesota in allowing gay marriages anytime soon.
The poll showed that 55 percent of Arizona voters favor the idea of allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, while just 35 percent said they are opposed.
While Western countries debate the merits of gay marriage, countries in Southeast Asia remain far less accepting of homosexuality.
In socially conservative Singapore, where sexual contact between men is still punishable with up to two years' jail time, an online-only magazine targeted to gay men in Asia launched last month, with a second issue due in June. It is something of a test case for media and cultural barriers.
For a population that both shows signs of slowly accepting of gay culture, and embraces the digital media formats that allow the publisher to bypass local media licensing requirements for print publications, the timing may be right for Element, a magazine that covers fashion, entertainment, fitness, and issues relevant to the Asian gay community.
With marriages to be available for Minnesota's gay couples starting Aug. 1, Duluth residents Gary Anderson and Gary Boelhower are getting ready to do something that seemed impossible when they started dating three years ago: plan a wedding.
Maryland state employees in a same-sex domestic partnership will soon be unable to include their partner or their partner's children on their health insurance, now that the state has legalized same-sex marriage.
It's the not-so-green secret of the nation's wind-energy boom: Spinning turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year.
Rose Queen Vanessa Manjarrez will represent San Gabriel Valley Pride in Sunday's Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade, parade organizers said.
Gay marriage is no longer available in Nintendo's life sim game after a patch that puts an end to a glitch that allowed men to marry and even get pregnant
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