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Mississippi Gay Marriage Ban Plaintiff Enters Auditor Race

Posted on 26 February 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Democrat Joce Pritchett of Jackson said Friday that she’s running for Mississippi state auditor because she wants to fight corruption and hold officials accountable for how they spend tax dollars. “In recent years, we have seen scandal after scandal in our counties and our state agencies because the state auditor has […]

Here’s A Look At Recent LGBT Legislative Issues By State

Posted on 25 February 2015

North Carolina May Exempt Court Officials From Performing Gay Weddings RALEIGH (AP) – Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties – including same-sex weddings – under legislation given state Senate approval Wednesday following a debate weighing centuries-old religious liberties with newly-expanded rights to marry. The bill gives magistrates and workers in […]

Conversion Is For Currencies, Not Sexual Orientation

Posted on 25 February 2015

My parents arrived at my apartment in West Los Angeles to visit. Today was the day, but not the kind of day they assumed or even wanted — a typical parent-child outing where we picked a place to have lunch at a cozy eatery in Fox Hills, a hilltop, tree-filled neighborhood near Culver City, just […]

Alabama Couple In Gay Marriage Case Still Can’t Adopt

Posted on 24 February 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) – The couple whose lawsuit overturned Alabama’s gay marriage ban is headed back to court after a probate judge again refused to grant their adoption petition. Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand filed the new lawsuit Tuesday against Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis. Searcy is seeking to be recognized as a legal […]

Study: Taking Pills Before, After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV

Posted on 24 February 2015

SEATTLE (AP) – For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills and using condoms, although […]

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