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Chris Christie's gay marriage move

Chris Christie doesn’t support gay marriage. He vetoed a bill to legalize same-sex nuptials. He has made clear where he stands repeatedly.<p>But for a GOP base that already views his conservative bona fides warily, his decision not to go down swinging against a court decision that has legalized gay …

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Report: Cases Of Elderly Dementia To Nearly Triple By 2050

By the middle of the century, the number of older people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will nearly triple, severely straining caregiving resources, the charity Alzheimer's Disease International says in a new study released Thursday.<p>Currently, some 100 million people …

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Ginsburg: Same-sex marriage reflects genius of the U.S. Constitution

PHILADELPHIA — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who recently officiated at a friend’s same-sex wedding, told a Philadelphia audience Friday …

Is Gay Marriage Legal in New Mexico Now?

Depending on where you live, it’s usually pretty easy to tell whether you can marry your same-sex partner. Has your state’s law been modified by …

Clubgoer who died in D.C. might have used drug linked to deaths in Boston, New York

By Peter Hermann<p>, Reporter<p>Jenna Johnson<p>, Reporter<p>A University of Virginia sophomore who died after collapsing at a District nightclub over the weekend took a purified form of ecstasy called Molly, a drug that police in Boston and New York have linked to three deaths since last week, according to …

Certain bacteria may help ward off obesity

Bacteria in the human gut may play a key role in who is obese or lean and could lead to treatments for obesity, a study finds.<p>September 05, 2013|By Melissa Healy<p>For people whose gut organisms are not equipped to fight obesity, it may… (Sean Gallup, Getty Images )<p>The microorganisms in the human gut …

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University of Arizona seeks to boost transgender studies program

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona is creating four tenured professor positions to expand its transgender studies courses.<p>University Provost …

Shouting at your teens can make behaviors worse, scientists say

Screaming at your teenagers to discipline them can make their behavior worse – even if you otherwise have a warm family relationship, researchers say.<p>The effects were comparable to those in studies that focused on physical punishments, the researchers said. “From that we can infer that these …

Mexico lawmaker asks to ban gay unions in public because it ‘confuses children’

MEXICO CITY – A state legislator has caused a stir by asking authorities to bar gay weddings from public spaces, arguing it confuses children in a …

N.M. county clerk defies court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

SANTA FE, N.M. — The Los Alamos County clerk says she won’t issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and will go to court to defend her …

Grant County will be 7th N.M. county to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

SILVER CITY, N.M. – The legal fight over gay marriage in New Mexico broadened Tuesday as a seventh county announced plans to start issuing marriage …

Lance Bass proposes to partner Michael Turchin: ‘He said yes’

Entertainer and former ‘N Sync band member Lance Bass and his partner Michael Turchin, an aspiring actor and model, are engaged.<p>Bass popped the …

Los Alamos latest NM county ordered to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — The clerk in New Mexico’s Los Alamos County said she will decide on Tuesday whether to join six other counties and begin issuing …

Gay marriage is now legal in parts of New Mexico, court rules

Gay marriages are now legal in New Mexico's most populous county and the city of Albuquerque, a court ruled on Monday, adding to recent statewide and …

Gay marriage legal in New Mexico, sort of

By Reid Wilson<p>County clerks in New Mexico will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a state judge ruled Monday that the state’s marriage law, which uses gender-neutral terms to define domestic relationships, doesn’t specifically prohibit gay marriage.<p>State District Judge Alan …

New Mexico's quirky path on gay marriage

Welcome, New Mexico, to the roster of states where same-sex marriage is performed and recognized. Sort of.<p>It has been a bumpy ride on the way to marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. Some states have come to that point through the courts, sometimes though their legislatures, sometimes by the …

Entrepreneurship Threatened By Ruling In New Mexico Gay Marriage Case

Whenever the law interferes with entrepreneurial activity it creates a barrier to entry and makes the practice of doing business less efficient. Some would say certain inefficiencies in an economy are good and desirable, as when bad people are prevented from doing bad things by laws and regulations …

300 Top Republicans (Yes, Republicans) Just Asked The Supreme Court To Support Gay Marriage

Sen. John McCain's former Press Secretary Crystal BentonÂ<p>Sen. John McCain's former National Spokesman Tucker Bounds<p>Gov. Scott Walker's former Deputy …

Kentucky’s capital city passes law barring anti-LGBT discrimination

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Frankfort’s city commission has passed an ordinance prohibiting housing, employment and public accommodation discrimination based on …

N.M. county clerks join lawsuit aimed at state Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

SANTA FE, N.M. — County clerks across New Mexico on Thursday joined a lawsuit that allowed same-sex couples to be married, and the move by the local …

Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Barring Same-Sex Couples From Receiving Veterans' Benefits

"Title 38 is unconstitutional under rational basis scrutiny."<p>WASHINGTON — A federal judge in California on Thursday found that, as with the ban on federal recognition of same-sex couples' marriages, federal veterans' benefits laws that limit those benefits to opposite-sex spouses are …