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Pat Robertson says gays are ruining everything!

Gay Perverts Will Drive Christians Out of Biz, Says Robertson

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
Pat Robertson started the week off with a bang when he said on 7/29 that the gay community would drive Christians out of business and make America a "perverse" place ripe for destruction.

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives the Go-Ahead

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Jul 31
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

Plaintiff Michael Egan, left, with his attorney, Jeff Herman

Lawyers for Hollywood Sex-Abuse Accuser Want Out

NATIONAL | Jul 31
Lawyers for a former child model accusing 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.

Brandon Armstrong, left, and Thomas Etheridge, both of Alexander, kiss and embrace after they were wed in the rotunda of the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Monday.

Arkansas Asks Judge to Keep Marriage Ban in Place

NATIONAL | By Andrew DeMillo | Jul 31
Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose.

Court Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partner Registry

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
A 2009 law creating a domestic partner registry that provides limited benefits to same-sex couples does not violate the state's ban on gay marriages, a unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court said Thursday.

President Barack Obama waves after stepping off Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington,

Obama Cracks Down on Labor Breaches by Contractors

NATIONAL | By Josh Lederman | Jul 31
Some companies that earn billions of dollars as government contractors are among the worst violators of U.S. labor laws, yet year after year they keep winning new contracts. So President Barack Obama is aiming to end impunity for labor violators

Gay rights campaigners act out electric shock treatment to protest outside a court where the first court case in China involving so-called conversion therapy is held in Beijing, China,

Chinese Man Brings Gay Conversion Therapy Lawsuit

INTERNATIONAL | By Louis Watt | Jul 31
A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

Displaced Palestinian Hajar Muharram, 5, sits in a classroom where the family of seven now live, at a U.N. school, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Israel Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels

INTERNATIONAL | By Peter Enav and Ibrahim Barzak | Jul 31
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to pursue its campaign

Naked Rowers Raise Money to Fight Homophobia

NATIONAL | By Nicole Wiesenthal | Jul 31
The Warwick University rowing team in England is helping to eliminate homophobia in sports by raising money in an interesting way: The team strips for a good cause as they raise money by selling calendars depicting the team nude and in various poses.

Tony Hawk

Skateboarding Icon Tony Hawk Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 31
Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk announced his support for same-sex marriage in a video clip for the Human Rights Campaign posted to the LGBT organization's YouTube channel Wednesday.