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Coahuila becomes first state in Mexico to legalize gay marriage

SALTILLO, Coahuila, Mexico -- Coahuila has become the first state in Mexico to have its legislature to legalize gay marriage.

Congress voted 19-3 on Monday, Sept. 1, in favor of marriage equality, according to translations of local media in Mexico. Two negatives votes came from PAN lawmakers and the other one was by a Democratic Unity deputy. A majority of the support came from the PRI.

The law is expected to go into effect in one week.

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California: Last sex abuse lawsuit against "X-Men" director Bryan Singer dropped

A sex abuse lawsuit against "X-Men" director Bryan Singer has been dropped.

Michael Egan III had claimed in April that the out filmmaker forced him into sexual activities at parties in California and Hawaii at age 17.

Singer has strongly denied all charges, and claimed the lawsuit was a “sick twisted shake-down” designed to hurt the release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," released in May.

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ESPN "regrets" bizarre report on gay NFL player Michael Sam

Sports television network ESPN said on Wednesday it regrets a report that detailed the showering habits of St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

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More than 7 in 10 worldwide see their areas as bad for gays

Nearly three in 10 adults (28%) across 123 countries in 2013 say their city or area is a "good place" for gay or lesbian people to live, but hospitable attitudes range widely from as high as 83% in the Netherlands to as low as 1% in Pakistan and Senegal.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

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Colorado: Anti-gay campaigner goes over the deep end

After both Democratic and Republican leaders cried foul Monday, an El Paso County candidate for the House of Representatives in Colorado issued a video apology for his comments in a newsletter email comparing a gay Colorado congressman's bill to end employment discrimination to beheadings of Christians in Iraq by the terrorist group ISIS.

Ecuador to grant same-sex unions ID recognition

QUITO, Equador -- President Rafael Correa said Saturday that people in same-sex civil unions now can include their status on national ID cards in Ecuador, where gay marriage is illegal.

"Gays, lesbians, transgender and transsexual people have the full constitutional right to include their civil union on their ID cards," said Correa, a leftist and economist by training.

Until now, only heterosexual marriages could be listed on the identification document.

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Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.

Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has

even added hotel rooms and a nightclub.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

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Why Dominican Republic has banned Miley Cyrus concert

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds.

The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

This Just In: The LGBT news blog for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

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Gay people shouldn't be treated equally, "ex-gay" activist says

"Ex-gay" activist Stephen Bennett fired off at the LGBT community in an interview with Mission America's Linda Harvey last week.

Identified by "Understanding the Times with Jan Markell" as a "former homosexual," Bennett argued that "anyone with a brain" realizes that LGBT people should not be treated equally, Right Wing Watch first reported.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

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Mississippi: Lesbian couple threatened after appearing in documentary

Brandiilyne Dear and Susan Mangum just professed their love on national television in the Showtime documentary, "L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin." Shortly after the show aired on Aug. 8, they received an anonymous phone call.

Now the couple is on a mission to find out who he is.

"He said what he was going to do to me ... And he told me he was gonna show me what a real man was," Dear said.

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