Gay USA 5/14/14

A district court judge makes Arkansas the first state in the South to open marriage to gay couples. They got underway the next day. A federal judge in Idaho rules that the state ban on same-sex marriage violates the US constitution. The Fourth Circuit in Virginia hears arguments on the same-sex marriage ban in the Commonwealth. Now, all but two US states have either marriage equality or lawsuits challenging marriage inequality. Sam's a Ram, the first out NFL player. Wait until you see the moment Michael Sam found out—if you have not already. The Pentagon looks at transferring Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison to receive hormone therapy as Defense Secretary Hagel says transgender exclusion policy should be reviewed. The USDA and NCLR launch "Rural Pride" as Mississippians fight back vs. anti-gay law. Clay Aiken has the Democratic nomination for Congress in North Carolina in the heavily Republican district. Syphilis rates in US have reached their highest rates since 1995 and most of the increase is among gay and bisexual men. Calls for the United States to pull back from a trade pact with anti-gay Brunei. Gender-effing singer Conchita Wurst of Austria wins the Eurovision contest. Larry Kramer's searing drama, "The Normal Heart," bows on HBO on May 25.

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