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MATERC Applauds Worcester's Nondiscrimination Protections

LOCAL | By EDGE | Thursday Aug 21, 2014
The Worcester City Council voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to the city's Revised Ordinances of 2008 enacting nondiscrimination protections based on gender identity or expression.

High Court Blocks Same-Sex Unions in Virginia

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Aug 20
Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 20
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

Mormon School Removes Gay Marriage Cards at Store

NATIONAL | By Lindsay Whitehurst | Aug 20
Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.

Ky. Town Delays Considering 'Fairness Ordinance'

NATIONAL | Aug 20
Officials in Owensboro have decided to put off considering a gay rights ordinance for at least a year.

Robin Williams

FRC Member Compares Robin Williams' Struggles to Homosexuality

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 20
A member of the Family Research Council used Robin Williams' death to promote conversion therapy.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's mugshot.

Texas' Perry Smiles for Mug Shot, Gets Ice Cream

NATIONAL | By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Aug 20
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.

A community leader tries to get protesters to move back as police attempt to disperse a crowd in Ferguson, Mo.

Latest Ferguson Protests Are Smaller, More Subdued

NATIONAL | By Nigel Duara | Aug 20
Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official, left.

111-Year-Old From Japan Recognized as Oldest Man

INTERNATIONAL | By Mari Yamaguchi | Aug 20
A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.

Indiana Told to Honor Other States' Gay Marriages

NATIONAL | By Ken Kusmer | Aug 20
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but says the ruling doesn't take effect until the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the issue.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.