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Arkansas, Mississippi Gay Marriage Bans Overturned

NATIONAL | By Andrew DeMillo and Emily Wagster Pettus | Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
Arkansas and Mississippi became the latest two states Tuesday to have their gay marriage bans overturned by federal judges, but there are no rushes to the altar as both orders are on hold so the states can consider appeals.

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Ginsburg Gets Heart Stent to Clear Artery Clog

NATIONAL | By Sam Hananel | Nov 26
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery, court officials said.

Both Sides Want Judge to Rule on SD Gay Marriage

NATIONAL | By James Nord | Nov 26
A federal judge presiding over a challenge to South Dakota's gay marriage ban should bypass a trial and rule on the case, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday.

Greece: HIV Infections Ease After Spike

AIDS | Nov 26
Health authorities in Greece say the number of HIV infections fell in 2013 for the first time since the start of the financial crisis.

'Paul Lynde' Posthumously Plays the Purple Room

THEATRE | By EDGE | Nov 26
The show critics are raving about, "Oh My Goodness ... it's Paul Lynde," written and performed by Michael Airington and featuring the voiceover of Master of the Hollywood Squares himself Peter Marshall, comes to Purple Room Restaurant and Stage.

LGBT Activism Growing in Conservative Panhandle

NATIONAL | By Melissa Nelson-Gabriel | Nov 26
Is a sea change on gay rights coming to the conservative panhandle of Florida?

Mississippi Ruling: Gays Treated as 'Lesser'

NATIONAL | By Jack Elliott Jr. | Nov 26
In overturning Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage, a federal judge says in his ruling that state law treats homosexuals like second-class citizens, much as racially discriminatory legislation of the 1950s and 1960s marginalized black residents.

Only in Florida: Man Watching Gay Porn Arrested for Assaulting Passerby

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 26
A Florida man, who enjoys watching gay porn in his Honda Civic, was arrested and hit with a number of charges for assaulting a male passerby on Nov. 23.

Utah to Pay Same-Sex Couples' Legal Fees

NATIONAL | Nov 26
The state of Utah is agreeing to pay legal fees for four married same-sex couples who sued because the state refused to recognize their unions.

UK Man is 'Embarrassed' After Coming Out, Takes Own Life

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 26
A young British man took his own life earlier this year by throwing himself off a bridge in Gloucestershire, England after he was left "embarrassed" for coming out as gay to his family.

4th Child for Nurses Challenging Gay Marriage Ban

FAMILY | Nov 26
Two Detroit-area nurses who are challenging Michigan's ban on gay marriage are raising a fourth adopted child.

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