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The South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.

Gay Couples Denied Marriage Licenses in South Carolina

NATIONAL | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.

C.L.I.T.T. Goes Viral, Local Residents Confused

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
An internet hoax that reports on a Tuscon, Arizona mass transit project with the racy and unfortunate (for some) acronym C.L.I.T.T. caught the eye of social media maven George Takei, and has local area officials up in arms.

Plaintiff Michael Egan, left, with his attorney, Jeff Herman

Lawyers for Hollywood Sex-Abuse Accuser Want Out

NATIONAL | Jul 31
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.

Brandon Armstrong, left, and Thomas Etheridge, both of Alexander, kiss and embrace after they were wed in the rotunda of the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Monday.

Arkansas Asks Judge to Keep Marriage Ban in Place

NATIONAL | By Andrew DeMillo | Jul 31
Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose.

Court Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's ban on gay marriages, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday.

President Barack Obama waves after stepping off Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,

Obama Cracks Down on Labor Breaches by Contractors

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Jul 31
Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts. So President Barack Obama is aiming to end impunity for labor violators

Naked Rowers Raise Money to Fight Homophobia

NATIONAL | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Jul 31
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.