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  • Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses

    SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state started picking up marriage licenses Thursday as a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage took effect. King County, the state’s largest, …


  • Gay Wash. couples get marriage licenses

    SEATTLE (AP) — Two by two, dozens of same-sex couples obtained their marriage licenses in Washington state early Thursday, just hours after hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law …


  • Gregoire signs Wash. gay marriage law

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several other states that allow gay and …


  • Gregoire sign Wash. gay marriage law

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several other states that allow gay and …


  • Calif. gay therapy ban sparks competing rulings

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two federal judges in California have arrived at opposite conclusions on whether the state’s first-of-its-kind law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from trying to change the sexual orientations …


  • Judge temporarily blocks Calif. gay therapy law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a first-of-its-kind law that bars licensed psychotherapists from working to change the sexual orientations of gay …


  • West Point chapel hosts its first same-sex wedding

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex …


  • Gay marriage before Supreme Court? Cases weighed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The running fight over gay marriage is shifting from the ballot box to the Supreme Court. Three weeks after voters backed same-sex marriage in three states and …


  • Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A first-of-its-kind California law prohibiting licensed psychotherapists from counseling gay minors on how to become heterosexual faced its first legal test Friday as lawyers for those …


  • CDC: HIV spread high in young gay males

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say 1 in 5 new HIV infections occur in a tiny segment of the population — young men who are gay or bisexual. The …


  • Benefits fight brings lesbian couple to high court

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of newlyweds, Karen Golinski was eager to enjoy the financial fruits of marriage. Within weeks of her wedding, she applied to add her …


  • Turkey, pie and politics? T-Day family friction

    Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness. On …


  • New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • New push for most in US to get at least 1 HIV test

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks. Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at …


  • Storm-wrecked NY gay youth center gets quick help

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took only hours for Superstorm Sandy’s surging waters to destroy an emergency drop-in center for homeless gay youths. Four feet of water swamped the hallways …


  • Washington voters approve gay marriage

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. With about three-quarters of the …


  • Voters in Washington state approve gay marriage

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Voters in Washington state have approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Returns released since …


  • Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

    Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown …


  • Maine, Maryland vote to legalize gay marriage

    Voters a continent apart made history Tuesday on two divisive social issues, with Maine and Maryland becoming the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote while Washington state …


  • Maine votes in favor of legalizing gay marriage

    Maine residents have approved same-sex marriage, giving the gay rights movement a breakthrough victory. Gay marriage is legal in six states and Washington, D.C., but those laws were either enacted …


  • Cops: Pastor killed fiancee’s daughter for fantasy

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan pastor accused of beating and strangling his fiancee’s daughter to fulfill a sexual fantasy had asked church members to pray for the young …


  • Pastor charged with killing fiancee’s daughter

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée’s 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his …


  • Pastor charged in killing of fiancee’s daughter

    BROOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A central Michigan pastor accused of beating and strangling a neighbor to fulfill a sexual fantasy was engaged to the victim’s mother and had asked …


  • 2 men acquitted under new US gay hate crime law

    LONDON, Ky. (AP) — The first U.S. prosecution under a new federal law against anti-gay violence ended with a Kentucky jury acquitting two cousins of hate-crime charges while finding them …


  • 2 Kentucky men acquitted of hate-crimes charges

    LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky men were acquitted of hate-crimes charges but found guilty of kidnapping late Wednesday in connection with an attack on a gay man. Prosecutors had …


  • Complaint: NY wedding site banned same-sex couple

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two upstate New York women turned away from a potential wedding site because they are gay have filed a discrimination complaint, setting up a possible precedent-setting …


  • Deaf university roiled by gay marriage controversy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland’s gay-marriage …


  • Shawn Vestal: Out of brutal bullying emerges project to empower young gays, lesbians

    As a boy heading into high school in 1980s Spokane, Terry Miller was ready for a change. He’d been attending Northwest Christian school but was interested in something bigger, more …

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