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Florida AG Defends Decision to Take Money from Trump

By Gary Fineout and Michael Biesecker | Sep 21
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Tuesday defended her decision three years ago to solicit $25,000 from Donald Trump at the same time questions were arising about Trump University.

Anti-Gay Oklahoma Pol Sally Kern Kills Her Own LGBT Youth-Harming Bill

Feb 7
Oklahoma GOP State Rep. Sally Kern's career, studded with anti-gay episodes, draws many colorful descriptions, but here's a label the virulently homophobic politician doesn't want: Someone whose policies increase teen abortions.

Kentucky governor Removes Clerks' Names from Marriage Licenses

By John Riley | Jan 1
In one of his first acts as governor, Kentucky's Matt Bevin (R) issued an executive order on Tuesday that removes the names of county clerks from being printed on marriage licenses.

Justice Kennedy: Public Officials Can't Ignore Supreme Court Rulings

By John Riley | Nov 1
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has informally rejected the argument put forth by Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis as justification for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Scalia: Court Shouldn’t "Invent New Minorities"

Aug 19
In an apparent reference to the court’s recent decisions on gay marriage and benefits for same-sex couples, Scalia said it is not the function of the courts to create exceptions outside the Constitution unless a majority of people agree with them.

Ohio Mayor Resigns Over Gay Slurs

By Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins | Feb 9
The mayor Pomeroy, a village in southeastern Ohio, has resigned over accusations she repeatedly put down a police officer by calling him a "queer."

Anti-Gay NY Town Clerk: Marriages with Animals Next?

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 23
A New York town clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite the state’s new law providing family parity says that people marrying animals might be one consequence of the new law.

Calif. County Clerk Defends Ban on Marriage Equality

By Elliot Spagat | Mar 21
Chuck Storey ran for county clerk-recorder in a remote, desert corner of southeast California on a pledge to run a lean operation in churning out government documents like property deeds, birth certificates and marriage licenses.

Mich. asst. AG accused of harassing student fired

By Tim Martin | Nov 9
An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was fired Monday.

Berlusconi’s Latest Blooper: "Better to Love Girls Than Gays"

remier Silvio Berlusconi dismissed calls Tuesday to resign over his involvement with an underage Moroccan runaway - and even created a new uproar by claiming it was better to love beautiful girls than gays.

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