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Round 2: Court Takes up Oklahoma Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | By Kristi Eaton | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Plans $50M Gun Control Network

NATIONAL | By Jennifer Peltz | Apr 16
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,.

Wis. Couple Asks Supreme Court to Nix Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Apr 16
A same-sex couple has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to strike down the state’s gay marriage ban.

Chris Beard

Mozilla Hires Interim CEO

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
After Brendan Eich stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO last month, over a controversy sparked by a $1,000 donation he made to an anti-gay marriage campaign in 2008, the software company announced its interim CEO Monday .

Delay Sought on NC Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

NATIONAL | Apr 16
North Carolina’s attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state’s same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.

Nicole Yorksmith, right, kisses her three-year-old biological son while he is held by her spouse, Pam Yorksmith, during a news conference.

Judge Stays Most of Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

NATIONAL | By Amanda Lee Myers | Apr 16
A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio’s gay marriage law.

Sprint Calls Customer ’Gay Sissboy’ in Email

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
A straight married man from Chicago says he received an email from phone company Sprint that addressed him as a "gay sissyboy."

Scott Lively

Scott Lively Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | Apr 16
Fred Phelps is dead, but don’t worry: Someone just as vitriolic and virulently anti-gay is ready to assume the sobriquet of "Most Homophobic Man in America," and his reach extends to Uganda and Russia, where he helped usher in a new era of hate.

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

NATIONAL | By Ed White | Apr 16
A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that’s not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

Mich. Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

NATIONAL | Apr 16
Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan’s ban on gay marriage are opposing the state’s request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

Louisiana House Kills Bill to Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

NATIONAL | Apr 16
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.