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Dominicans Freak Out Over Obama's Gay Ambassador Pick

If confirmed, Brewster will be the first openly gay ambassador to the country, a prospect that is not going over well with some segments of this conservative Christian country of 9 million people. Local reports indicate that church leaders are pressuring the government to reject Brewster's nomination and calling on the faithful to dress in black on Monday in solidarity against him.
Foreign Policy
July 11, 2013

VIDEO: Pennsylvania attorney general will not defend state ban on same-sex couples' marriages

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will not defend the state’s ban on same-sex couples marrying, challenged in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday. Following the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26 striking down the definition of marriage in the Defense of Marriage Act that excluded gay couples from federal recognition, Kane Thursday said, “I cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s version of DOMA. I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional.”
July 11, 2013

Trans woman, 24, stabbed to death in Turkey

A 24-year-old trans woman was stabbed to death in her own home in Turkey last night (9 July). Dora Oezer, she was found dead by her housemate in the western seaside province of Kusadasi.
Gay Star News
July 11, 2013

Indiana criminalizes marriage equality and pro-LGBT clergy

It's already against the law for same-sex couples to get married in Indiana, and the legislators in the state have recently updated the existing law, reminding some and informing others that it's actually a criminal offense for a same-sex couple to even try to get married.

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