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Casey Stegall was fired for being gay

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

The 'Gaystation'

PS4 'Gaystation' to Be Auctioned to Benefit LGBT Refugees

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
Gaymers rejoice: there is now a new rainbow colored Playstation 4 called the "Gaystation."

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right.

With Israel at War, US Lawmakers Give Full Support

POLITICS | By Bradley Klapper | Jul 29
As the war in Gaza escalates, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military campaign against Hamas.

Hepatitis-C medication Sovaldi

$1,000 Pill Now Hepatitis C Treatment of Choice

NATIONAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

Gina Marie Rayner, left, Anthony Vechiola and Jennifer Duchnowski are seen in police photos after their arrests on charges of public sexual indecency in Peoria, Arizona.

2 Women, 1 Man Arrested After Sexual Romp in Hot Tub

CRIME | Jul 29
Two women and a man have been accused of public sexual indecency after an alleged romp in a Peoria apartment's hot tub.

Religious Right Tantrum Over Virginia Marriage Decision

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 29
A brief round-up of the religious right's temper tantrum over the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals decision Monday, striking down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

AC Attorney General: Gay Marriage Still Illegal

NATIONAL | By Jeffrey Collins | Jul 29
South Carolina's attorney general said the state's ban on gay marriage is still in place and he will continue to fight a lawsuit trying to overturn it despite a ruling by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over South Carolina.

Airport in Russia's St. Petersburg Evacuated

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 29
A Russian official says the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg has been evacuated, reportedly because of a bomb threat.

Plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, Tony London, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic, right, leave Federal Court

Federal Court: Virginia Marriage is for All

NATIONAL | By Michael Felberbaum | Jul 29
An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

'Bears of Beirut' :: New Documentary Looks for Help

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jul 29
"The Bears of Beirut" -- a new documentary about two Lebanese gay men doing their best to help other gay people streaming in from Syria's brutal war -- is looking for your help.