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Kenyan gays, lesbians and supporters wear masks to preserve their anonymity, as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality.

Activists Want Gay Rights on Africa Summit Agenda

INTERNATIONAL | By David Crary | Jul 30
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's summit in Washington with more than 40 African leaders.

Hillary Hall, Boulder County clerk and recorder, testifies July 9, 2014, in court in Boulder, Colo., during a lawsuit the state's attorney general brought against her to stop her from issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Top Colorado Court Halts Gay Marriages in Boulder

NATIONAL | By Ivan Moreno | Jul 30
Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.

Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

NATIONAL | Jul 29
The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.

Texas: Gay Marriage Ban Best for Children

NATIONAL | By Nomaan Merchant | Jul 29
Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court to reinstate the ban.

Wyoming Judge Lets Gay Marriage Lawsuit Continue

NATIONAL | By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
A state judge declined Tuesday to either summarily rule on the constitutionality of a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman or suspend a lawsuit challenging the law.

Gay Marriage Supporters Push for Quick NC Ruling

NATIONAL | By Michael Biesecker | Jul 29
Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional.

 Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Texas AG: Gay Marriage Ban in State's Interest

NATIONAL | Jul 29
Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."

Devante L. Johnson

Fla. Man Stabbed 5 Times During Gay Hookup in Cemetery

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
Police from Tallahassee, Fla., say a man was stabbed five times on July 24 by a man with whom he was having sex in a cemetery.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist

Crist Announces First Day Policies if Elected

POLITICS | Jul 29
Former Gov. Charlie Crist says he will sign five executive orders on his first day back in office if he's elected in November.

Wyoming Judge Weighs Immediate Gay Marriage Ruling

NATIONAL | Jul 29
A Wyoming judge is about to decide whether to immediately rule against a state law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman.