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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

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

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 Lovely Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

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.

Anita T. Hill

Ala. Woman Charged With Murder for Allegedly Shooting Son’s Partner

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
An Alabama woman is charged with murder for allegedly shooting her son’s boyfriend. Investigators are not calling the incident a hate crime, however, and believe she shot him because he was violent with her son.

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

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.

Planned Anti-Gay Rally in Ethiopia is Cancelled

By Elias Meseret | Apr 16
A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

Brunei to Punish Same-Sex Acts With Death By Stoning

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
Lawmakers in Brunei, the sovereign state in southeast Asia near Borneo, are gearing up to introduce a new penal code that will allow death by stoning for acts of gay sex.

Manimal Friday’s @ Beaux :: April 11, 2014

Apr 16
Horny night owls flocked to the Castro’s newest club to pet the friendly go-go manimals, and do the mating dance to the beastly beats of DJ Ms. Jackson.

South Korean coast guard officers try to rescue passengers from a ferry sinking in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea.

292 Missing, 4 Dead in South Korea Ferry Disaster

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Youkyung Lee | Apr 16
A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea’s southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing.

Mich. Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

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.