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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

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Justices Thomas, Scalia appear to be in minority on gay marriage

Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia are apparently unhappy with the Supreme Court’s decision last month not to hear appeals of cases striking down five state bans on marriages for same-sex couples.

The views were expressed, unusually, in an order denying a request by Arizona officials on an immigration issue.

Mexico's Supreme Court backs gay marriage in Baja California

MEXICALI, Baja California, Mexico -- The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the first same-sex marriage in Baja California.

According to a news release from the court, the ruling stated that a provision in the Baja California Constitution limiting marriage to heterosexual couples is unconstitutional.

U.N. panel raises concern about "ex-gay" therapy in U.S.

GENEVA, Switzerland -- For the first time in its history, the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) today expressed concern over the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy being used on LGBT youth in the United States.

This historic development comes a day after leaders from the National Center for Lesbian Rights' (NCLR) #BornPerfect campaign, Samantha Ames and Samuel Brinton, testified before the Committee and the U.S. State Department and asked them to address the practice with the U.S. government.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

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Canada: Lesbian couple's torched home target of likely hate crime

A video taken at a Kilbride home in Newfoundland, Canada hit by fire twice last week suggests it may have been a hate crime, according to a family member of the lesbian couple who live there.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

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ISIS suicide bomber was convicted of gay hate crimes in UK

A British ISIS suicide bomber who has killed eight people was previously jailed for saying gay people should be stoned and burned to death.

Former care worker and father-of-three Kabir Ahmed, 30, said he was prepared to sacrifice his own children 'a hundred times for Allah' in his last known interview before driving an explosives-laden truck into an Iraqi police convoy.

Huge win for transgender rights in Malaysia

In a court case that has gotten international attention, Malaysia's Court of Appeals today ruled that the Sharia law against "cross dressing" in the state of Negeri Sembilan is unconstitutional.

The historic ruling in a Muslim dominated Asian nation set off jubilant celebrations among Malaysia's embattled transgender community.

Officials with Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization that advocates for democracy and human rights around the world, were elated by the news.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

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Preacher declares Starbucks flavors coffee with “Sodomite semen”

Anti-gay activists are up in arms against Starbucks again now that the coffee cartel used Drag Race stars Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano in a recent ad.

The National Organization for Marriage revived their (unsuccessful) boycott this week, and now James Manning, the virulently homophobic preacher at ATLAH Missionary Church in Harlem, is declaring Starbucks coffee is flavored with a rather unsavory ingredient.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Thursday, Nov. 5, 2014

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Second-strongest man in the world comes out

In a groundbreaking moment for the sports world, professional Strongman champion Rob Kearney from Springfield, Massachusetts came out of the closet last week.

Not only is Kearney ranked as the 2nd strongest middleweight champion in the world, but his coming out makes him the first openly gay man to actively compete in a strongman competition at a professional, international level.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

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Trans in the Holy Land

As he was about to begin shooting his first-ever movie in November of 2012, Tal Kallai’s life couldn’t get any sweeter if it were covered in chocolate and dipped in caramel.

This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

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Rogue pastors endorse candidates, but IRS looks away

A record number of rogue Christian pastors are endorsing candidates from the pulpit this election cycle, using Sunday sermons to defiantly flout tax rules.

Their message to the IRS: Sue me.

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