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With Clerk Jailed, Marriage Licenses Lack Signatures

NATIONAL | Sep 4
Marriage licenses issued by Rowan County today are missing the clerk's usual signature.

Bristol Palin Targets Missouri Transgender Teen in Blog Post

NATIONAL | Sep 4
A transgender teen is the latest subject of a poison pen blog post by Bristol Palin.

Hate Group Leader Likens Incarcerated County Clerk to a Jew in Nazi Germany

NATIONAL | Sep 4
Is Kim Davis, the "Rosa Parks of the religious right" also an Anne Frank too? One hate group leader thinks so.

Rally for Decriminalization of Sex Work Held in Brooklyn Thursday

NATIONAL | Sep 4
A rally was held in Brooklyn Thursday outside of the federal court building in support of seven employees of the gay escort website Rentboy.com who are being charged with prostitution. Demonstrators are calling for the decriminalization of sex work.

New Hampshire Pulls Bartending Guides for Sexual Drink Names

NATIONAL | Sep 4
New Hampshire has pulled hundreds of bartending guides from state-run liquor stores after workers complained that the drink manuals contained sexually explicit and derogatory drink names such as "stripper mom."

Fraternity Members Allegedly Shout Slurs, Choke and Strip Gay Man

NATIONAL | Sep 4
A gay man believes his outfit of metallic red shorts and a tank top was what triggered what he said was an assault and homophobic taunting during a weekend incident at a University of North Dakota fraternity house that police are investigating.

Heated Protests in Rowan County After Gay Couple Gets License

NATIONAL | Sep 4
Dozen of protesters have gathered outside a Kentucky clerk's office where a gay couple has been issued a marriage license after a lengthy fight with a clerk who had long refused to grant the licenses.

Kentucky Clerks to Issue Marriage Licenses as Their Boss is Jailed

NATIONAL | Sep 4
A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Court: Transgender Asylum Seekers Can't Be Equated with Gays

NATIONAL | By Sudhin Thanawala | Sep 4
The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling in the case of a transgender Mexican woman who sought shelter in the U.S. on the grounds that she would likely be tortured if returned to Mexico.

Puerto Rican Voters Prized By Democrats, Republicans

POLITICS | By Sergio Bustos | Sep 4
Residents of Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens but can't vote for president. Yet Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton are campaigning there, following two other 2016 White House hopefuls.

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