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Tim Cook Comes Out Proud

Posted on 30 October 2014

In an editorial titled “Tim Cook Speaks Up,” published by Bloomberg Businessweek Thursday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged rumors that he is gay. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” Cook states. “So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being […]

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Towels Can Give You AIDS and Other Observations from Pat Robertson

Posted on 29 October 2014

He’s the son of a U.S. Senator (A. Willis Robertson), a reformed Baptist, a highly successful business mogul, and a Republican. He founded the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) and is the host of the phenomenally successful 700 Club broadcast live daily on the ABC Family Network. That’s the good news and the bad news. People […]

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Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming Will Now Receive Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Posted on 27 October 2014

  WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announded last Saturday that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriage in six new states. Same-sex couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming now will receive full federal benefits. The announcement follows the Supreme Court’s decision this month to decline to hear appeals from […]

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Governor Scott Muzzles Health Officials, Preventing Them from Attending Bipartisan Briefing on HIV/AIDS

Posted on 23 October 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE – As Florida leads the nation in new HIV-infections, Florida Governor Rick Scott’s administration is placing politics over public health. On Thursday, October 23 a bipartisan delegation of 19 state legislators representing Broward County will gather for a special public hearing on the state of HIV/AIDS in Florida.  Representative Jim Waldman, who serves […]

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The Truvada Controversy (and How to Get the Drug for Free!)

Posted on 22 October 2014

A groundbreaking drug assistance program by the Washington State Department of Health will help pay for an expensive daily pill that could reduce the chance of HIV infection. The program is targeted at state residents who are at high risk of infection. The Pre-E xposure Prophylaxis Drug Assistance Program, or PrEP DAP, covers the cost of […]

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Vatican Pulls Back Welcome Mat for Gays

Posted on 19 October 2014

VATICAN CITY — For the naysayers who thought last week’s advance statement from the Vatican on welcoming gays into the church was too good to true, this week their opinion proved to be correct. Where gays were welcomed for their “gifts and qualities” last week, this week, no mention was made of any such conciliatory […]

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AG Bondi Asks Florida Supreme Court To Hear Same-Sex Marriage Case

Posted on 14 October 2014

TALLAHASSEE–On October 13, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who has been criticized from every corner of the state,  filed a Supplemental Response In Support Of Pass-Through Certification,  asking the Third District Court of Appeal to “pass through” jurisdiction and allow two same-sex marriage cases to be heard by the Florida Supreme Court. The two cases, […]

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How the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage Affects You

Posted on 07 October 2014

Several days ago, the United States Supreme Court declined to take up the cases that it had been presented from Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah and Oklahoma. The five states were attempting to appeal court cases in which bans on same-sex marriage was deemed illegal in individual court rulings. By declining to hear the cases, the […]

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Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Posted on 06 October 2014

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider appeals by several states where lower courts had ruled same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. The states are Indiana, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. In some of those states, such as Wisconsin, marriage licenses to same-sex couples began to be issued immediately upon the news. But the decision […]

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New Cheerios Commercial Features Gay Couple and Adopted Child

Posted on 04 October 2014

Remember the controversy over last year’s Cheerios commercial that featured an interracial couple? Well, General Mills has done it again – with a new commercial that shows a Caucasian gay couple who have adopted a Black child. The tag line for this commercial reads, “It seemed like André and Jonathan had it all — great […]

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