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posted Friday, February 14 2014 - Volume 42 Issue 07


Missouri football star, NFL draft pick Micheal Sam comes out
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri, publicly revealed that he's Gay Sunday, creating the possibility he'll be the first openly Gay player drafted by the National Football League.

'I came to tell the world I'm an openly proud Gay man,' he said in an interview with ESPN.
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Queering the Museum a fantastic display of 40 years of Seattle LGBTQ advocacy
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

The new LGBTQ-themed museum exhibit, 'Revealing Queer,' opens today at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHI). On Wednesday, a few members of the media, MOHAI members, and organizations and people who donated to the exhibit were invited for a special sneak peak of the exhibition. Sea
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Controversy swirls around Hyatt hotel boycott
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

A wedding show scheduled for February 16 has set local hotel workers at odds with the GSBA (Greater Seattle Business Association), an alliance of businesses who market to the LGBT community.

The One Love Wedding Expo has booked space at the Hyatt at Olive 8 hotel, which has been
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OP-ED: Irene's story
by Mark Segal
Philadelphia Gay News
Special to the SGN

Let me introduce you to Irene Benedetti: a short, slim, soft-spoken Italian woman who hails from South Philly, but could be from any Italian neighborhood in any major city. At a recent dinner party, someone asked her what it was like growing up as an out Lesb
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Virginia federal district judge rules Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional
On Thursday, February 13, Federal District Judge Arenda L. Wright ruled that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

She said:



Almost one hundred and fifty four years ago, as Abraham Lincoln approached the cataclysmic rending of our nation over a struggle for other freedoms, a r
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Nevada AG drops defense of marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Masto filed a motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on February 10 withdrawing her defense of her state's ban on same-sex marriages.

Two days later the Ninth Circuit granted a motion by Lambda Legal for an expedited hearing in Sevcik v.
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Thirteen arrested in Utah Gay rights protest
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Thirteen LGBT rights activists were arrested February 10 at the Utah state capitol during a sit-in to demand that the state legislature act on a bill banning housing and employment discrimination based on sexual orientation.

According to Reuters news agency, 20 activists assem
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Idaho Supreme Court OKs adoption by Lesbian couple
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

In a unanimous decision, Idaho's Supreme Court ruled on February 10 that a Lesbian may adopt her wife's children.

Darcy Drake Simpson and Rene Simpson have been together since 1995, and were married last year in California.

Rene has two sons, now 12 and 15 year
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Kentucky must recognize legal same-sex marriages, federal judge says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, a federal judge ruled on February 12.

U.S. District Judge John G Heyburn II wrote in a 23-page decision that the state government could define marriage and attach benefits to it, but cannot 'impose a tradition
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NCAA goes on record opposing Gay marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The NCAA, the governing body of college sports, has announced its opposition to a constitutional ban on same-sex marriages now pending in the Indiana legislature.

The measure, known as HJR-3, would expand Indiana's laws against same-sex marriages by amending the state consti
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Catholics join Mormons, Southern Baptists, conservative Lutherans to oppose marriage equality
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Roman Catholics, Mormons, Southern Baptists, and Missouri Synod Lutherans may not agree on much else, but they are all united on preventing Gay and Lesbian couples from marrying.

The denominations joined in a 42-page brief filed with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals as it co
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Kiki with D: Little white lies
Dear Kiki with D,

I am occasionally dating this guy. He is well-rounded, intelligent, ambitious, and caring. We are both in our early 30s. He is family-oriented and takes care of the people around him. He has been patiently pursuing me for quite a long time. He lives in a different city, but he makes a point to come here t
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