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S. Carolina forced to change driver's license rules based on gender

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A transgender South Carolina teenager who was told to remove her makeup for a driver's license photo has settled her lawsuit over the incident and a state agency has agreed to handle such cases differently, according to court d ...

AF veteran turned model takes flag from demonstrators

VALDOSTA -- An Air Force veteran and former Playboy model who was banned from Valdosta State University Friday after taking an American flag from a group of demonstrators is now organizing her own demonstration that she said is to show support for th ...

Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the progra ...

MD authorities again pick up children walking alone

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) -- Authorities in Maryland say two children taken into custody while walking home without an adult last year have been picked up again. Montgomery County police say officers responded to a call to check on children without an ...

Marijuana legalization has more support than any candidate in important election states

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- A new Quinnipiac poll has found support for legalizing marijuana is higher than support for any of the likely presidential candidates in some important election states. About 84 percent of Florida and Ohio residents support legali ...

Huckabee Points Out the Hypocrites

[caption id="attachment_3071" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who is considering a second run for president in 2016, has blamed “the militant gay community” for the pressure brought ...

Harassed and threatened, Christian pizzeria receives over $800,000 in support

INDIANAPOLIS, (UPI) -- Over $800,000 has been donated to an Indiana pizzeria that came under fire following comments by its owners about refusing to cater same-sex weddings due to their religious beliefs. The owner of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Ind ...

85K raised for Washington florist who refused same-sex 'wedding'

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A florist in eastern Washington state fined $1,000 for refusing to sell a same-sex couple wedding flowers and also facing a consumer-protection lawsuit has netted more than $85,000 in a crowdfunding campaign. The Seattle Times ...

NFL set to hire first permanent female referee, report says

The National Football League is set to hire the first permanent full-time female referee in the organization's near 100-year history, news reports said Friday. The NFL has yet to officially announce the introduction of Sarah Thomas into its officiati ...

NY Boy Scouts hire homosexual adult

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members. ...


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