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Anti-Marriage Kentucky Clerk Digs in Heels, Still Refuses to Issue Licenses

By Claire Galofaro and Adam Beam | Aug 27
William Smith Jr. and James Yates strode Thursday morning into their county clerk's office for their third attempt to get a marriage license. The office of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis once again denied them, despite an order from a federal appeals court.

Same-Sex Couple Cheers Marriage Ruling in Kentucky

By Claire Galofaro and Adam Beam | Aug 27
For two months since the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom.

Pediatricians Look Back to the Bad Old Days in Natl. Immunization Month

By EDGE | Aug 26
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month this August with a series, "Medicine Before Vaccines," written by senior pediatricians about vaccinations.

Preventing LGBT Youth Homelessness: Ruth Ellis Center Pilot Program Keeps LGBT Foster Kids Safe at Home

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 22
Detroit's Ruth Ellis Center is launching a new pilot program that could help keep LGBT at-risk youth at home, by teaching parents and guardians how to relate to them.

Florida Woman Accused of Dildo Attack Wants Charges Dismissed

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 19
The Florida woman who was allegedly hit in the face with a dildo during an argument with her girlfriend has had second thoughts due to all of the media attention, and has asked a judge to dismiss the domestic battery charge.

Shopping for Back to School Deals? It's All in the Timing

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Aug 17
The start of the school year is just around the corner, and you haven't shopped yet? Don't fret. To get the best deals, it's all in the timing.

Court's Decision in Colorado Cake Case: Gays Are Customers, Too

By John Riley | Aug 15
The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday unanimously ruled that a cake shop cannot refuse service to a gay couple, pointing out the bakery is free to state its opposition but not withhold service.

Gay Couples Sue Florida Over Names on Birth Certificates

Aug 13
The first couple issued a same-sex marriage license in Florida is suing the state, saying that its Bureau of Vital Statistics still won't allow hospitals to list both same-sex parents on birth certificates.

4 Couples Sue to Overturn Mississippi Ban on Gay Adoptions

By Jeff Amy | Aug 13
Four lesbian couples are challenging Mississippi's ban on allowing gay people to adopt or take children into foster care.

Court Affirms South Dakota Judge's Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

By Kevin Burbach | Aug 12
A federal appeals court affirmed a judge's ruling that struck down South Dakota's ban on same-sex marriage, allowing attorneys to proceed with their plan to seek legal fees from the state.

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