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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory

Gov. McCrory Asked Not to Defend NC Gay Marriage Ban

NATIONAL | Aug 27
Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.

Cyclists Take to the Street to Break AIDS

SPORTS | By EDGE | Aug 27
Over 100 physical activists will come together to raise vital funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS and homelessness by completing a 285 mile, three-day journey from Boston to NYC.

Rev. Melody Merida, of the Life Journey Church, hands out signed heart-shaped cards to Greg Hasty, left, and CJ Vallero following at a rally in Indianapolis.

Judges Blast Indiana, Wisconsin Gay Marriage Bans

NATIONAL | By Michael Tarm | Aug 26
Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

Anti-Gay Activist Gives Fashion Report From Hell

RELIGION | By EDGE | Aug 26
According to extreme right-wing activist Flip Benham, the must have colors for everyone's wardrobe in hell this season will be pink, red and black.

Supporters of gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana attend a rally at the federal plaza.

Crowds Line Up to Hear Federal Gay Marriage Appeal

NATIONAL | By Michael Tarm | Aug 26
The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Former Miss Spain Reveals She's Gay

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 26
A former Miss Spain announced this week that she is lesbian, making her what some are saying is the first out national beauty queen.

Preacher Michael Wilson

Internet Preacher: Send Gays to Prison with Hard Labor

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 26
An internet preacher with an Internet audience of about 10 subscribers is calling on his followers to pressure members of congress to enact a constitutional amendment that will make homosexuality a crime punishable by ten years prison with hard labor.

Jennifer Scott Stevens

Gay Radio DJ Says She Was Let Go For Being An LGBT Activist

WORKPLACE | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 26
A gay radio DJ from Springfield, Mo., says she was let go from her station last week because she is an LGBT rights activist.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest

AP Sources: US Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

INTERNATIONAL | By Lolita C. Baldor and Julie Pace | Aug 26
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, right, kisses volunteer Edouine Belot, of Fort Lauderdale, left, on the head.

Voters in Florida, 3 Other States Head to Polls

POLITICS | By Bill Barrow and Brendan Farrington | Aug 26
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.