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Bobby Jindal Defends 'Duck Dynasty' Star Who Compared Homosexuality To Bestiality

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Thursday became the latest politician to defend Phil Robertson, a cast member of the reality show "Duck Dynasty" who was suspended from the television network A&E after making graphic anti-gay comments and saying African-Americans were "singing and happy" before …

N.M. court: Gay marriage ruled legal

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico became the latest state to legalize gay marriage Thursday as its highest court declared it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.<p>Justice Edward L. Chavez said in a ruling that none of New Mexico's marriage statutes specifically …

Uganda passes draconian anti-gay law

Ugandan politicians have passed an anti-gay law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.<p>The bill drew wide condemnation when it was first introduced in 2010 and included the death penalty, but that was removed from the revised version passed by parliament.<p>Although a …

India Asks Court to Review Gay Ban

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Katie Couric’s Talk Show Cancelled

Katie Couric’s talk show <i>Katie</i> will be cancelled after two seasons, Disney-ABC and Katie Couric announced Thursday.<p>The show will continue production …

Vancouver greets prostitution ruling with relief

In the city where serial killer Robert Pickton picked up more than two dozen women from the Downtown Eastside sex trade, the Supreme Court of Canada ruling that essentially decriminalizes prostitution was greeted with relief by advocates and city politicians.<p>And many said Vancouver likely will not …

Group sues California over new transgender bathroom law

Groups trying to overturn a new California law allowing transgender students to choose public school restrooms and sports teams that correspond with their expressed genders have filed a lawsuit claiming state officials are unfairly refusing to count signatures seeking a referendum.<p>Sacramento-based …

Utah Seeks Emergency Stay Of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Officials in Utah are asking for an emergency stay of a federal court ruling that found the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.<p>Reporting from Salt Lake City, NPR's Howard Berkes filed this report for our Newscast unit:<p>"Within minutes of the federal court decision, the Salt Lake County …

NYC lumps electronic cigarettes with tobacco-filled brethren, bans vaping in public places

New York City's war on smoking continues unabated. Today, the city council voted to equate electronic cigarettes with real ones by extending NYC's public smoking ban to cover both types of smokes. That's bad news for folks who liked to do their vaping in public parks, or the hangers-on looking to …

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