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Alaska Files Appeal of Gay Marriage Ruling

NATIONAL | Oct 24
The state of Alaska is seeking to have an 11-judge panel of the federal appeals court for the West review a lower court's ruling that struck down gay marriage.

Utah Supreme Court Gives OK to Same-Sex Adoptions

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 24
Four Utah couples are surely rejoicing today, as yesterday, the Utah Supreme Court lifted the stay against four pending adoptions of children by their same-sex parents.

TLC Cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' Series

NATIONAL | Oct 24
The TLC network says it is canceling "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," its colorful series about a young beauty pageant contestant and her family.

Michigan Gay Rights Group Gets $3 Million Donation

NATIONAL | Oct 24
A gay rights advocacy organization in Michigan has received a $3 million gift from the estate of the group's co-founder.

ACLU: Kansas Court Hearing on Gay Marriage is Off

NATIONAL | Oct 24
An American Civil Liberties Union attorney says a federal judge in Kansas has canceled a hearing scheduled Friday in the group's lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage.

With Gay Marriage Comes Question: I Do or I Don't

NATIONAL | By John Rogers | Oct 24
When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."

Honey Boo Boo's Mother Dating Convicted Child Molester?

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
Alana "Honey Boo Boo"'s mother, June Shannon, affectionately known as Mama June, is reportedly dating a man who was recently released from prison after serving time for molesting one of June's family members.

GOP Congressman: No Gays in Military; They'll Want Massages

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 23
A Republican congressman from Texas is making headlines this week after saying during a conservative radio show Wednesday that gay men shouldn't serve in the military because they'll want massages, which leaves them open to terrorism.

Court Will Expedite Arkansas Gay Marriage Case

NATIONAL | Oct 23
Arkansas' highest court has agreed to move quickly on a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

White House Fence Jumper Charged With Assault

NATIONAL | By Darlene Superville | Oct 23
The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.