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Customers leave anti-gay note instead of gratuity after "excellent" service

A twenty year old Kansas man who is a server at Carrabba's Italian Grill was denied a tip by a couple he provided service to. The couple acknowledged the "excellent" job he did, but instead of acknowledging his excellent service by tipping him, the couple wrote him a message on the back of the check about their objection to his sexual orientation and used their understanding of God to support their decision not to tip.

Nevada and Hawaii seek to overturn their states marriage equality ban in Federal Court

The Ninth Circuit Court will hear marriage equality cases from Nevada and Hawaii after district courts in those states declared that the bans on marriage equality were constitutional. A multitude of public figures, including Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, submitted legal briefs to the court in support of marriage equality.

GUEST POST: October 26 is Intersex Awareness Day

October, 26th 2013 is International Intersex Awareness Day. An estimated one in 2,000 babies is born with reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or a chromosome pattern that does not seem to fit typical definitions of male or female. In recent years, affected adults have begun raising awareness by coming out publicly and questioning the existing model of medical treatment.

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