Same-sex couples sue for equal parenting rights

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:04

The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer cleared the way for marriage equality across the United States, but a lot of anti-gay rubbish still litters legislative statutes and bureaucratic regulations.

Same-sex couples in some locales continue to fight for marriage licenses, despite the high court’s ruling. And in some states, married gay couples continue quests for equal treatment as parents, as well as equal treatment in the workplace, health care, education and accommodations.

U.S. Marine admits to choking transgender woman in Philippine motel

Written by The Associated Press Monday, 24 August 2015 08:56

A U.S. Marine charged with murder testified in court today that he choked a Filipino unconscious during a fight.

He said the fight that started when he discovered that she was a transgender woman in a Philippine motel.

Illinois protects minors from so-called ex-gay therapy

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 21 August 2015 06:19

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 20 signed House Bill 217 into law, making Illinois the fifth jurisdiction — behind California, New Jersey, the District of Columbia and Oregon — to protect LGBT youth from the dangers of conversion therapy.

Same-sex couples in a small eastern Kentucky county got everything they wanted in a ruling from a federal judge on Aug. 17, except for one sentence and except marriage licenses.

U.S. District Judge David Bunning denied Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis' request to delay his ruling from last week ordering her to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. That ruling followed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. However, Bunning then delayed his own decision, effectively granting Davis' request while also denying it.

Florida man charged with 2 deaths in Tampa's LGBT community

Written by The AP Monday, 17 August 2015 07:46

Authorities say a southwest Florida man charged in the shooting death of a transgender woman has been charged in a second killing.

Keith Lamayne Gaillard, 18, is currently being held on a first-degree murder charge in the death of 25-year-old India Clarke. Officials say Gaillard's DNA was found under Clarke's fingernails. Detectives also reported finding a condom with Gaillard's DNA inside Clarke's car, which was found nearby. Her body was found July 21.