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Federal Judge to Hear Oregon Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Jonathan J. Cooper | Apr 23
A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to defend the measure.

Ruling Sought in Arizona Same-Sex Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Apr 22
Gay and lesbian couples challenging Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal court for a pretrial ruling in their favor.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

Pa. Gov. Seeks Quicker Ruling in Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Apr 22
Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking a federal judge to decide a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania’s law banning same-sex marriage without a trial.

Ohio Ballot Board OKs Gay Marriage Proposal

NATIONAL | Apr 22
Supporters of the latest version of a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at overturning Ohio’s gay marriage ban can now gather signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

Report: Legal Gay Marriage Could Boost Va. Economy

NATIONAL | Apr 22
A report by a think tank at UCLA says legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could generate up to $60 million in spending in three years.

Poll: Majority of Texans Back Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 22
A new poll reveals that, for the first time ever, the majority of Texans are in favor of same-sex marriage.

Suit Challenging Ga. Gay Marriage Ban to be Filed

NATIONAL | By Kate Brumback | Apr 22
A gay rights group on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

Rapper Andre Johnson, aka Christ Bearer

Rapper Who Cut Penis Off was Allegedly on Drugs

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 22
More gruesome details surface regarding the Wu-Tang-affiliated rapper who severed his penis before jumping off his building in an apparent suicide attempt.

Director Bryan Singer

Lawsuit Accuses Entertainment Figures of Sex Abuse

NATIONAL | By Anthony McCartney | Apr 22
A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him.

(Don’t) Eat, Pray, Hate: Christian Organization Plans 40 Day Fast Against Marriage

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 22
The Family Foundation of Virginia and other anti-gay gay religious organizations around America in an marathon protest against marriage equality that will include 40 days of prayer and fasting.