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Naked Rowers Raise Money to Fight Homophobia

NATIONAL | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
The Warwick University rowing team in England is helping to eliminate homophobia in sports by raising money in an interesting way: The team strips for a good cause as they raise money by selling calendars depicting the team nude and in various poses.

Television Ads Supporting Gay Marriage Start in Ohio

NATIONAL | Jul 30
A group supporting same-sex marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue.

President Barack Obama, surrounded by members of Congress and Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White

Ryan White's Mother Visits D.C., Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 30
On June 30, Jeanne White-Ginder -- the mother of Ryan White -- returned to D.C. to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining and fully funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Bryan Singer

Lawyers for Hollywood Sex-Abuse Accuser Want Out

NATIONAL | By Oskar Garcia | Jul 30
Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.

SC Gay Couples Seek Marriage Licenses

NATIONAL | Jul 30
Six same-sex couples are going to ask the Greenville County Probate Court for marriage licenses.

Hillary Hall, Boulder County clerk and recorder, testifies July 9, 2014, in court in Boulder, Colo., during a lawsuit the state's attorney general brought against her to stop her from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Top Colorado Court Halts Gay Marriages in Boulder

NATIONAL | By Ivan Moreno | Jul 30
Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.

Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 29
The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

Texas: Gay Marriage Ban Best for Children

NATIONAL | By Nomaan Merchant | Jul 29
Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

Wyoming Judge Lets Gay Marriage Lawsuit Continue

NATIONAL | By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
A state judge declined Tuesday to either summarily rule on the constitutionality of a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman or suspend a lawsuit challenging the law.

Gay Marriage Supporters Push for Quick NC Ruling

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Jul 29
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Texas AG: Gay Marriage Ban in State's Interest

NATIONAL | Jul 29
Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."