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Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

NATIONAL | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

Texas: Gay Marriage Ban Best for Children

NATIONAL | By Nomaan Merchant | Jul 29
Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

Wyoming Judge Lets Gay Marriage Lawsuit Continue

NATIONAL | By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
A state judge declined Tuesday to either summarily rule on the constitutionality of a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman or suspend a lawsuit challenging the law.

Gay Marriage Supporters Push for Quick NC Ruling

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Jul 29
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Texas AG: Gay Marriage Ban in State's Interest

NATIONAL | Jul 29
Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."

Wyoming Judge Weighs Immediate Gay Marriage Ruling

NATIONAL | Jul 29
A Wyoming judge is about to decide whether to immediately rule against a state law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman.

Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

NATIONAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

Religious Right Tantrum Over Virginia Marriage Decision

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 29
A brief round-up of the religious right's temper tantrum over the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday, striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

AC Attorney General: Gay Marriage Still Illegal

NATIONAL | By Jeffrey Collins | Jul 29
South Carolina's attorney general said the state's ban on gay marriage is still in place and he will continue to fight a lawsuit trying to overturn it despite a ruling by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

Plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court

Federal Court: Virginia Marriage is for All

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Jul 29
An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

More doctors need to test all patients for HIV

CDC Says Docs Testing MSM for HIV, But Few Others

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis shows that while most primary care physicians offer regular, routine HIV testing to gay and bisexual men, only 1 in 5 provides routine screening for all patients.