Gay USA 7/2/14

Happy 238th birthday, America! It was the best and worst of times in the republic this past week for LGBT people. Two devastating decisions from the US Supreme Court that will hurt the LGBT cause. The court did, however, decline to hear a challenge to California's ban on so-called "conversion therapy" for minors. President Obama said he will ban discrimination against transgender federal employees. We'll bring you the highlights from LGBT Pride gatherings here and abroad. A federal judge in Kentucky overturns the state ban on same-sex marriage and Indiana is ordered by the 7th Circuit to recognize at least one lesbian couple as married. In Boulder, Colorado and St. Louis, where same-sex marriage has probably not been legalized, marriage licenses are issued to same-sex couples by city officials. The lesbian sheriff of Latta, SC is reinstated in an emotional town ceremony. A transgender woman is murdered outside of Cincinnati, the fourth such murder last month in the US. The Vatican digs in against gays while trying to sound softer. And a horrible story out of Uganda about a Catholic bishop turning homosexual seminarians in to the police—and the Pope is doing nothing about it.

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