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Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT Members

The meeting – known as a synod – was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.

10/13/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Now Available In Alaska

Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage — one of the first two states to prohibit same-sex weddings.

10/13/2014

A same-sex marriage supporter stands on a friend's shoulders and waves a pride flag as she celebrates during a block party on Castro Street on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco. The Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and ruled that supporters of California's ban on gay marriage, Proposition 8, could not defend it before the Supreme Court. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Obstacles To Gay Marriage Fall Fast In Conservative States

Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here’s a rundown of the most recent developments

10/11/2014

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1st Same-Sex Marriage License Issued In Kansas

A court office in Kansas’ most populous county has issued a marriage license to a gay couple, believed to be the first such license in the state.

10/10/2014

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San Francisco’s 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Overturns Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Nevada, Idaho

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review rulings allowing same-sex marriage in five states, a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday overturned bans in two more states, Idaho and Nevada.

10/07/2014

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Pansexual Couple Crowned As ‘Homecoming Princesses’ In Santa Rosa

Two teenagers are conquering traditional homecoming norms at a Santa Rosa high school with the help of their classmates.

10/06/2014

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Appeals Banning Same-Sex Marriage In 5 States

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

10/06/2014

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Catholic University Halts Screening Of ‘Milk’ About Assassinated San Francisco Gay Rights Leader

A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about San Francisco gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.

10/03/2014

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Transgender People Facing Hurdles When ID’s Don’t Match Identities

Inaccurate or mismatched ID’s are “an enormous issue for transgender people,” according to Sasha Buchert of the Transgender Law Center.

10/01/2014

(L-R) Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman & Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman in  "Transparent" (credit: Amazon Studios)

‘Transparent’: A New Dramedy Where Dad Becomes Mom

“I’m overwhelmed,” says Tambor, “but I’m having the time of my life. I find Maura oddly accessible.”

10/01/2014

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