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Philippine Supreme Court Allows Gay Party In Polls

MANILA, Philippines - (AP) The Philippine Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a decision barring a gay rights group from contesting national elections in May and recognized it as a legitimate political party for the first time. Voting 13-2, the court threw out decisions by the Elections Commission...

Idaho Aviator Sues To Block 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

BOISE, Idaho - (AP) A gay rights group wants a federal court in Idaho to block the U.S. Air Force from discharging an aviator under the "don't ask, don't tell" law that bars openly gay and lesbian military members from service. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network filed its lawsuit...

Wyoming Couple Drops Gay Marriage Lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A gay couple in Cheyenne has dropped a federal lawsuit that challenged the Wyoming law defining marriage as existing only between a man and a woman. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that David Shupe-Roderick and Ryan W. Dupree filed a notice Friday voluntarily dismissing their lawsuit...

Judge To Rule Friday On Lesbian's Return To Air Force

TACOMA, Wash. - (AP) A lawyer for a decorated flight nurse discharged for being gay urged a federal judge Tuesday to reinstate her to the Air Force Reserve, and the judge indicated he might have no other choice. U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton said he would issue a ruling Friday. . . . Full version...

Feds Object To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military's ban on openly gay troops. Calling the possible move "untenable," Department of Justice attorneys filed...

Judge: Stop 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Immediately

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year "don't ask, don't tell" policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished. Justice Department attorneys have 60 days to appeal the injunction...

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Gay Military Ban For Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue. The court did not comment in denying a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group...

DOJ Appeals Lesbian's Reinstatement To Air Force

SEATTLE - (AP) A lesbian flight nurse discharged under "don't ask, don't tell" can rejoin the Air Force Reserve, even as the government appeals a judge's ruling that returned her to the job, her lawyers said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton ruled in September that...

Judge Eyes Target Lawsuit Against Gay Rights Group

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A judge said Friday he would issue a ruling next week in a lawsuit filed by Target Corp. against a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to make it stop canvassing outside the retailer's California stores. The Minnesota-based corporation is seeking an injunction barring the activists...

7 New Jersey Couples File Lawsuit Demanding Gay Marriage

TRENTON, N.J. - (AP) Seven gay couples and many of their children filed a lawsuit Wednesday to demand New Jersey recognize gay marriage, saying it's the only way to solve inequities created by the state's four-year-old civil union law. New Jersey lawmakers created that law to try to fulfill a...