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No delay of Virginia marriages, 4th Circuit says
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American Bar Association endorses LGBT rights
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As Catholic Church firings continue, Catholics are speaking out against them
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National LGBT organizations stand with family of Michael Brown - draft open letter of solidarity
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LGBT Americans much less religious than straights, Gallup Poll says
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Relay For Life celebrates its first year in Capitol Hill - The American Cancer Society join Capitol Hill neighborhood volunteers to finish the Fight Against Cancer!
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Arizona appeals court OKs Trans man's divorce
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Tennessee judge upholds state marriage ban
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Kiki with D
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Lebanese police arrest 27 in raid on Beirut bathhouse
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No delay of Virginia marriages, 4th Circuit says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way for Gay and Lesbian couples to begin marrying in Virginia with a short August 13 ruling denying a request for a stay in the case of Bostic v. Rainey.

Marriages could begin on August 18.

Previously, on July 28, the Fourth Circuit upheld a lower court
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American Bar Association endorses LGBT rights
The American Bar Association's annual convention unanimously passed the following resolution on August 12:

RESOLVED,
That the American Bar Association recognizes that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people have a human right to be free from discrimination, threats and violence based on their LGBT s
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As Catholic Church firings continue, Catholics are speaking out against them
by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Last December I found myself surrounded by a tremendous number of high school students - turned activists - and they just so happened to be Catholic. I know. Crazy, right? Well, not so much anymore. The students, who attended Eastside Catholic and Holy Names (there were more) numbere
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National LGBT organizations stand with family of Michael Brown - draft open letter of solidarity
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, August 12, the nation's largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organizations penned an open letter of solidarity in response to the tragic death of Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager who was shot and killed Saturday by a police officer in suburban St. Louis. Additional det more
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LGBT Americans much less religious than straights, Gallup Poll says
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

LGBT Americans are much less likely than their straight neighbors to be 'highly religious,' according to a new Gallup Daily Tracking Poll, and much more likely to say they are 'not religious' at all.

The results are based on more than 104,000 Gallup Daily Tracking interviews c
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Relay For Life celebrates its first year in Capitol Hill - The American Cancer Society join Capitol Hill neighborhood volunteers to finish the Fight Against Cancer!
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Capitol Hill gives everyone within the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Now is the time for the Seattle LGBT community to encourage their Capitol Hill neighbors to become educated on cancer prevention and early detection. more
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Arizona appeals court OKs Trans man's divorce
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled on August 13 that Thomas Beatie may divorce his wife Nancy Gillespie.

In a rational legal system this would not be news, and it would not have required the decision of an appeals court to do it. The U.S. legal system is often irrational, howe
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Tennessee judge upholds state marriage ban
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

For the first time in more than two-dozen court rulings, a state ban on same-sex marriage has survived a constitutional challenge.

Tennessee Circuit Judge Russell E. Simmons upheld his state's ban on Gay and Lesbian marriages in a ruling handed down August 5.

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Kiki with D
I'm having doubts

Dear Kiki with D,

I've been in a relationship for six months now and told my boyfriend that I love him. He had said that he loved me three times, but then out of the blue he tells me that he needs to take a step back and evaluate what he is truly feeling. I instantly got a sickening feeling
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Lebanese police arrest 27 in raid on Beirut bathhouse
by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Police in Beirut, Lebanon have arrested 27 men in a raid on a bathhouse said to be a hook-up site for Gay men.

The British newspaper Gay Star News said it had received the report from LGBT organizations in Lebanon.

'The incident came to our attention on Monday
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