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Mozilla Hires Interim CEO

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
After Brendan Eich stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO last month, over a controversy sparked by a $1,000 donation he made to an anti-gay marriage campaign in 2008, the software company announced its interim CEO Monday .

Delay Sought on NC Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit

NATIONAL | Apr 16
North Carolina’s attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state’s same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.

Nicole Yorksmith, right, kisses her three-year-old biological son while he is held by her spouse, Pam Yorksmith, during a news conference.

Judge Stays Most of Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling

NATIONAL | By Amanda Lee Myers | Apr 16
A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio’s gay marriage law.

Sprint Calls Customer ’Gay Sissboy’ in Email

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
A straight married man from Chicago says he received an email from phone company Sprint that addressed him as a "gay sissyboy."

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Scott Lively Assumes the Mantle: ’America’s Biggest Homophobe’

NATIONAL | By Jason Parsley | Apr 16
Fred Phelps is dead, but don’t worry: Someone just as vitriolic and virulently anti-gay is ready to assume the sobriquet of "Most Homophobic Man in America," and his reach extends to Uganda and Russia, where he helped usher in a new era of hate.

Judge Takes Up Michigan Ban on Domestic Partner Benefits

NATIONAL | By Ed White | Apr 16
A ban on benefits for domestic partners in Michigan public schools and local governments might not save much money, but that’s not a reason to throw out the law, a lawyer for the state told a federal judge Tuesday.

Mich. Lawyers Disagree Over Gay Marriage Appeal Path

NATIONAL | Apr 16
Attorneys who persuaded a judge to overturn Michigan’s ban on gay marriage are opposing the state’s request to have an entire appeals court take the case.

Louisiana House Kills Bill to Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law

NATIONAL | Apr 16
The Louisiana House overwhelmingly rejected a repeal of the state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law.

Executive Director of ACLU-Idaho Takes Post in WDC

NATIONAL | Apr 15
The executive director of the ACLU of Idaho has been hired for the same post at the ACLU in Washington, D.C.

NC LGBT Group to Hold Rally Over Tax Filing Policy

NATIONAL | Apr 15
North Carolina’s largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.