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Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

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Kim Jong-un

Did High Heels and Swiss Cheese Sideline North Korean Leader?

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 1
North Korea's leader has been out of the public eye for weeks, allegedly recovering from ankle surgery. Reports say they broke because of his weight and because he's been wearing high heels to boost his height.

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe

Ark. Gov. Names Special Justice for Gay Marriage Case

Oct 1
Gov. Mike Beebe has named a retired judge from Harrison to fill in as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Republican state Rep. Matt Krause

Texas Rep. Compares Gay Marriage to Cancer

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
Texas' GOP state representative recently compared gay marriage to cancer, and said that gay people shouldn't marry because they can't have children, comparing it to the losing streak of the Phoenix Suns -- but one that would never end.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens for Name Policy

Oct 1
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

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