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The South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.

Gay Couples Denied Marriage Licenses in South Carolina

Jul 31
Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.

C.L.I.T.T. Goes Viral, Local Residents Confused

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
An internet hoax that reports on a Tuscon, Arizona mass transit project with the racy and unfortunate (for some) acronym C.L.I.T.T. caught the eye of social media maven George Takei, and has local area officials up in arms.

Musab Masmari said he doesn't hate gays, he was just drunk

D.C. Arsonist Says He Doesn't Hate Gays, He Was Just Drunk

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
A former D.C. resident who pled guilty to setting a fire in the gay nightclub Neighbours on New Year's Eve said he doesn't hate gays, he was just drunk.

J. Conrad Frank's Katya Smirnoff-Skyy takes on a Tennessee Williams aura in Katya on a Hot Tin Roof at New Conservatory Theatre Center

Mistress of Her Own Delusions

By Richard Dodds | Jul 31
For most of his adult life, J. Conrad Frank has had a slightly delusional, usually tipsy, and compulsively loquacious Russian diva living inside him. Her name is Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, and she gets to emerge at least once a month.

Pat Robertson says gays are ruining everything!

Gay Perverts Will Drive Christians Out of Biz, Says Robertson

By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
Pat Robertson started the week off with a bang when he said on 7/29 that the gay community would drive Christians out of business and make America a "perverse" place ripe for destruction.

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives the Go-Ahead

By Alan Fram | Jul 31
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

Plaintiff Michael Egan, left, with his attorney, Jeff Herman

Lawyers for Hollywood Sex-Abuse Accuser Want Out

Jul 31
Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.

Michael Walters as Dame Edna at The River Theatre, Saturday, August 2

On the Tab :: July 31 - Aug. 7

Jul 31
Tourists fill the streets, usually in sandals and white socks, walking in the wrong neighborhoods, asking where to find the Golden Gate Bridge. Be nice to our visitors, many from Europe in these summer months.

Brandon Armstrong, left, and Thomas Etheridge, both of Alexander, kiss and embrace after they were wed in the rotunda of the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Monday.

Arkansas Asks Judge to Keep Marriage Ban in Place

By Andrew DeMillo | Jul 31
Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose.

Court Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's ban on gay marriages, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday.