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Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Indicted for Felony Securities Fraud

Aug 2
A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

Woman Sues Credit Reporting Firms for Declaring Her Dead

Aug 2
A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn't dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she's alive.

Biden for President? Allies Mulling Clinton Challenge

By Julie Pace & Josh Lederman | Aug 2
Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and dying earlier this year.

Lesbian Lawyer Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

By John McDonald | Aug 2
"I bring leadership skills, experience in the courtroom, and a belief in treating all people fairly," Krauss a room of supporters at a recent "meet and greet."

Watch: Latest Great White Shark Sighting Off Provincetown

By EDGE | Aug 1
It's been a busy summer for great white shark sightings off Cape Cod. d

Drag Pageant Rules Excluding 'Pre-Op' Transgender Contestants Met with Confusion, Condemnation

By Matt Comer | Aug 1
A national drag pageant's decision to update its rules extending participation by some transgender people -- but excluding transgender people who have not yet had gender reassignment surgery -- has caused confusion.

LGBT Refugees Find Housing A Hurdle in SF

By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 1
San Francisco's high housing costs are particularly problematic for LGBT refugees resettled to the Bay Area. Most come with little money, few or no local connections, and uncertain job prospects.

Judge Deems Gay Couple as Spouses After One Partner's Death

Jul 31
A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal.

GOP Proposes Anti-Gay Protections for Already Protected Clergy

By Ray Henry | Jul 31
A Republican wants to explicitly allow clergy in Georgia to refuse to perform gay marriages - a protection they already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution.

Kansas Agency Hesitant to Allow Married Same-Sex Couples to Be Foster Parents

By John Hanna | Jul 31
A Kansas Department of Children and Families official said Friday that the state will continue to allow qualified single adults to serve as foster parents said her agency isn't ready to say whether it will allow married same-sex couples to do so.

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