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Illinois Warns Insurers of Discrimination Ban

NATIONAL | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
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.

Cookie Monster and Tigger enjoy a smoke break in the middle of Times Square

Unfriendly Neighborhood 'Spiderman' Punches NYC Cop in the Face

CRIME | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 29
Saturday's incident involving a violent costumed Spiderman in midtown leaves many nostalgic for the days of a hooker-filled and less kid-friendly Times Square.

Kyle Kingsburry

UFC Fighter Sports Gay Proud Shorts at Weigh-In

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed off his pink "Legalize Gay" underwear just before announcing his retirement from the sport.

Casey Stegall was fired for being gay

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.