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Lawmakers, Magistrate Want to Defend NC Gay Marriage Exemption

By Gary D. Robertson | Feb 5
North Carolina legislators and a magistrate who won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples are asking a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law challenged as discriminatory.

Netflix Picks Up 'Orange is the New Black' for 3 More Seasons

Feb 5
"Orange is the New Black" will be around until at least Season 7.

Gay Groups Seek to Buy NYC Church Known for Hateful Messages

By Karen Matthews | Feb 5
The end may be nigh for a Harlem church known for hateful public messages condemning gays and President Barack Obama to eternal damnation, and two groups that serve gay New Yorkers are hoping to get an ironic last word on the matter.

Georgia House Panel Backs 'Pastor Protection' Legislation

By Kathleen Foody | Feb 5
Georgia law doesn't require religious officials to perform same-sex marriages, and a bill making that clear is moving through the Georgia House.

Top House Democrat Vows Gay Rights Debate Will Continue

By Brian Slodysko | Feb 5
The Indiana House's top Democrat said Thursday that the gay rights debate in the Legislature isn't over, even though the Republican-dominated Senate abandoned an anti-discrimination measure this week.

Cosby Case Could Hinge on 2 Issues: Deposition and Accusers

By Maryclaire Dale | Feb 5
With one crucial legal battle out of the way, at least two more loom in the sexual-assault case against Bill Cosby: whether prosecutors can use his explosive testimony from a decade-old lawsuit, and whether other Cosby accusers can testify.

Florida Readies for a Fight With Zika Virus

By Jennifer Kay | Feb 5
Florida's history of fighting off mosquito-borne outbreaks puts the state in perhaps better position than most when it comes to the Zika virus.

Roberts: Partisan Confirmation Fights Hurt Court's Image

By Sam Hananel | Feb 5
Chief Justice John Roberts says he is concerned that partisan political battles over Supreme Court nominations have led to a widespread misunderstanding about the role of the court.

NAACP Show Expects Sparks, Not Fireworks From #OscarsSoWhite

By Derrik J. Lang | Feb 4
#OscarsSoWhite? That's so last year for the NAACP Image Awards.

Lesbian Soccer Star Inspires Mattel's Latest Barbie Doll

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 4
Toymaker Mattel announced they will make a special Barbie Doll representing Pittsford native and former U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach.

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