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July 23, 2013

Update: Diamond Williams, Transgender Woman Murdered In Philadelphia

An arrest has been in the case surrounding Diamond Williams, a transgender women in Philadelphia. Tonight a Speak Out and Vigil is being held in her honor.

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For immigration purposes, validity of same-sex marriages likely to be based on where couples were married

Last week, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the highest administrative body in the Department of Justice that considers immigration matters, ruled in a pending case that same-sex couples' marriages should be viewed in light of where the couple was married (the so-called 'place of celebration rule') rather than the state in which the couple lives (the 'place of domicile rule'). The decision, which will likely hold sway in future cases, brings some clarity to the confusing issue of how and when the federal government will recognize same-sex marriage licenses as valid.

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July 23, 2013
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If you can't beat 'em, call 'em 'cheaters'

Frank Schubert's latest take on the Proposition 8 legal case might be the biggest bout of sore-loserdom you've ever witnessed from an anti-LGBT commentator.

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July 23, 2013

Roundup: Discussion of the Trayvon Martin case

In the week and a half following the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, news outlets of all types have been flooded with commentary about the case and its broader implications.

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Did Pope Francis choose a gay man to head the Vatican bank?

Pope Francis appointed an Italian cleric and former Vatican diplomat to serve as his representative to the Institute for the Works of Religion last week, but the pope's selection has drawn criticism from an Italian paper that contends the future prelate to the IOR is a somewhat openly gay man
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July 23, 2013

Tumblr backtracks on anti-LGBT "porn" censorship

All, we’ve heard from a bunch of you who are concerned about Tumblr censoring NSFW/adult content. While there seems to be a lot of misinformation flying around, most of the confusion seems to stem from our complicated flagging/filtering features.

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July 22, 2013
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