Archives for December 2014

Monthly Archives: December 2014

In a landmark decision, the Illinois Court of Appeals for the First District ruled that courts may not discriminate against unmarried couples by preventing them from enforcing property claims against one another when they separate.
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Illinois State Appeals Court Ends Discrimination Against Unmarried Couples

The Illinois Court of Appeals ruled that courts may not discriminate against unmarried couples by preventing them from property claims when they separate. ...
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After being let go by the Dallas Cowboys in October, free agent Michael Sam will be the star of a 90-minute documentary with Oprah Winfrey.
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Michael Sam 90-Minute Documentary to Air on OWN

After being let go by the Dallas Cowboys in October, free agent Michael Sam will be the star of a 90-minute documentary with Oprah Winfrey. ...
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After a case of what the Alabama Department of Revenue calls “human error,” they have recalled a license plate with the words “N0H0M0.”
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Controversial Alabama License Plate ‘NOHOMO’ Recalled

After a case of what the Alabama Department of Revenue calls “human error,” they have recalled a license plate with the words “N0H0M0.” ...
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South Beach, Florida
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Florida Clerks Face Legal Battles If They Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses

Clerks across Florida have a legal obligation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or risk litigation,liability for damages and attorney fees. ...
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An award-winning music teacher in a special education school in Russia was reportedly fired after her sexual orientation was revealed.
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St. Petersburg Special Ed Teacher Fired for Being Gay

An award-winning music teacher in a special education school in Russia was reportedly fired after her sexual orientation was revealed. ...
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Penny Marshall will direct her second women's baseball film titled 'Effa' in 2015. Photo: Frederic J, Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Entertainment

Penny Marshall to Direct Her Second Women’s Baseball Film

Laverne and Shirley’s Penny Marshall is going back to the baseball diamond to film her second movie about the sport, with a film titled Effa. ...
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Entertainment

Lifetime Prepares to Air Whitney Houston Movie with Lesbian Storyline

Yolanda Ross, who plays Crawford in Whitney, was in New York before Houston was with Bobby, and the rumors of Houston with Crawford were around. ...
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Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill Monday that protects youth and their families from the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy.
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New D.C. Law Protects Youth and Their Families from Harmful Conversion Therapy

Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill Monday that protects youth and their families from dangerous and discredited conversion therapy. ...
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Man Haron Monis, a self-proclaimed Muslim “cleric,” held 17 people inside the cafe hostage. Tori wrestled with Monis in an attempt to take his gun away and give hostages time to escape. During the struggle, he was shot.
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Sydney Cafe Owner Leaves Behind Partner of 14 Years

After wrestling with the man who took Lindt Cafe hostage in Sydney, gay manager Tori Johnson, 34, was shot and later died in the hospital. ...
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Haley Videckis and Layana White/Pepperdine
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Lesbian Couple at Pepperdine Sue for Discrimination

Haley Videckis and Layana White, a lesbian couple on Pepperdine University’s basketball team, are suing the school and coach. ...
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