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Feds Appeal Judge in Texas' Blocking Gay-Couple Rules Change

Apr 1
The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge in Texas to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

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Feds Appeal Judge in Texas' Blocking Gay-Couple Rules Change

NATIONAL | Apr 1
The U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal judge in Texas to reconsider his order temporarily blocking federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

Gay Premier Urges Businesses in Indiana to Move to Ontario

Ontario Premier's, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada's most populous province.

New Book Uncovers LBJ's 'Johnson' Obsession, Tricked-Out Shower

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 1
No president on record had a cleaner johnson than Lyndon B. Johnson.

Indiana Debate Exposes Republican Divisions

POLITICS | Apr 1
The GOP's leading White House contenders have been drawn into a messy clash that highlights the party's strong opposition to same-sex marriage and threatens to inject social issues into the early stages of the presidential primaries.

Pizza At A Gay Wedding? Not In This Indiana Town

RELIGION | By EDGE | Apr 1
It didn't take long for one Indiana business to openly state that they will avail themselves of the state's newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act to deny service to gays and lesbians.

Report: Indiana Law Clarification Allows Limited Protections

NATIONAL | Apr 1
A newspaper reports that Indiana lawmakers have proposed limited protections for gays and lesbians while they try to quell concerns that a new law that supporters say protects religious liberties would allow discrimination.

Indiana LGBT Discrimination Law Could Cost the State at Least $250 Million

NATIONAL | By EDGE | Apr 1
The national backlash that has followed the passage of Indiana's recent license-to-discriminate bill could cost the state as much as $250 million in economic activity and counting, according to an analysis done by the Center for American Progress.

Singer Joni Mitchell Hospitalized in Los Angeles

NATIONAL | Apr 1
Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

The Latest Developments on Religious-Objection Laws

RELIGION | Apr 1
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's move to urge lawmakers to clarify a new religious-objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians came as Arkansas lawmakers passed similar legislation. A look at the latest developments:

The World's Oldest Person, a Japanese Woman, Dies at 117

The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.

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