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Jill Sweeny

Ind. Woman Says She was Booted From Waterpark Over Sexuality, Swimwear

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 21, 2014
A woman from Indiana claims she was kicked out of a Michigan waterpark on July 9 because she is a lesbian and because she was wearing men's swimming trunks.

ACLU Objects to Full Court Hearing Wis. Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Jul 21
Gay couples challenging Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriages are objecting to the state's request that the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals hear arguments in the case.

Georgia Seeks Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit Dismissal

NATIONAL | By Kathleen Foody | Jul 21
Georgia's attorney general is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a gay rights group challenging the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

FRC President Tony Perkins

FRC Not Happy Over Obama's Pro-LGBT Executive Order

NATIONAL | Jul 21
A Family Research Council press release where president Tony Perkins takes issue with President Barack Obama signing a pro-LGBT Executive Order.

Pennsylvania Couple Wants Gay Marriage Validated

NATIONAL | Jul 21
Two northwestern Pennsylvania women want a judge to validate their marriage, which occurred with a license issued by a rogue county clerk before this year's landmark decision that nixed a state law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Several Idaho Gay Rights Activists to be Sentenced

NATIONAL | Jul 21
Nearly two dozen gay rights activists who were arrested after they blocked doorways in the Idaho Statehouse are set to be sentenced in Boise's 4th District Court.

Judge Asked to Lift Fla. Keys Gay Marriage Stay

NATIONAL | By Curt Anderson | Jul 21
The attorney for a gay couple is asking a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination

Obama Gives Protection to Gay, Transgender Workers

NATIONAL | By Nedra Pickler | Jul 21
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."

Murray State University Designates Gender Neutral Restrooms

NATIONAL | Jul 21
Murray State University has designated three single-person restrooms as gender neutral restrooms available to any person regardless of gender identity or expression.

Actor James Garner

Police: Movie, TV Legend James Garner Dies

NATIONAL | By Lynn Elber | Jul 20
Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western "Maverick" led to a stellar career in TV and films such as "The Rockford Files" and his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," has died, police said. He was 86.

Supreme Court Delays Benefits for Utah Gay Couples

NATIONAL | By Brady McCombs | Jul 19
More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages.