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'Duck Dynasty' Star 'Trying to Figure Out' If Gays Are Really Born This Way

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 18, 2014
A year after "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments, the reality star's son, Willie Robertson, said he's "trying to figure out" if being gay is a choice or not.

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Apple CEO Donating to Gay Rights Campaign in South

By Jay Reeves | Dec 18
Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said Thursday.

Ice Buckets, Breaking the Internet: A Year in Pop Culture

NATIONAL | By Jocelyn Noveck | Dec 18
It's always a challenge to capture a year in pop culture, but we try nonetheless. Here is a highly selective trip down memory lane.

Rabbi Harold Schulweis Dies in Los Angeles at 89

RELIGION | Dec 18
Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.

San Antonio Gay Bar Workers Beaten in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 18
Employees of the San Antonio, Texas gay bar, the Saint Showbar, said they were brutally beaten outside their place of employment in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 17, and they believe it was because they are gay.

US Announces Protections for Transgender Workers

WORKPLACE | Dec 18
The government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals.

PopUps: Madonna Compares Album Leak to 'Terrorism' & 'Rape'

MUSIC | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 18
In a now deleted Instagram post, Madonna compared the leak of her upcoming album to "terrorism" and "rape."

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CULTURE | Dec 18
Although it appears as if our shortcomings ares being exhibited, it is clear that a large majority of screened participants have been tested for HIV in their lifetime, which indicates San Diego's success with HIV testing campaigns.

NOM Pres. Cries Foul on Marriage Support 'Even from the Right!'

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Dec 18
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is begging for funds to fight liberals like billionaire Tea Party financier David Koch.

Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Gay Marriage Arguments

NATIONAL | Dec 18
Hawaii's Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in a state Republican representative's lawsuit challenging the gay marriage law.

N Korea-Linked Sony Hack May Be Costliest Ever

INTERNATIONAL | By Bernard Condon, Eric Tucker and Mae Anderson | Dec 18
The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

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