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Arizona Joins Other States in Allowing Gay Unions

POLITICS | By Jacques Billeaud | Oct 18
Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, and same-sex couples lined up to marry at the courthouse in downtown Phoenix.

Gay Marriage: North Carolina Official Resigns

A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding on to oppose same-sex unions.

Sen. Cruz Criticizes Houston Over Sermon Subpeonas

POLITICS | By Michael Graczyk | Oct 17
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told congregants of his home church Thursday that the city of Houston abused power by subpoenaing sermons from pastors who publicly opposed a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.

NC's Top GOP Lawmakers Plan Appeal on Gay Marriage

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders plan to appeal a ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

Scott, Crist Take Different Sides on Gay Marriage

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist took opposing sides on the same-sex marriage question during their latest debate.

Record Number of Black Candidates Seeking Office

POLITICS | By Jesse J. Holland | Oct 15
More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency.

Anti-Gay Laws Lead to High LGBT Poverty

LGBT Americans face an unfair financial burden, thanks to anti-gay laws, reveals a landmark report.

Back to Reality for Dems as House Chances Fade

POLITICS | By Donna Cassata | Oct 14
Democrats' high hopes of mitigating House losses in a rough election year have been dashed by reality.

US Condemns Kyrgyzstan for 'Gay Propaganda' Measure

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 14
The U.S. condemned Kyrgyzstan for their plans to adopt legislation to ban "gay propaganda," saying that the discriminatory law will hurt the Central Asian nation.

Michigan's Only Gubernatorial Debate Grows Testy

POLITICS | By David Eggert | Oct 13
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan's economic turnaround, while Democratic challenger Mark Schauer accused Snyder of cutting education funding and cutting taxes.