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    PNS Daily News - July 3, 20150 


    We’re covering issues from around the nation including: a multi-billion dollar settlement announced in the Deepwater Horizon spill; hunger impacting our veterans this Fourth of July; and a dangerous weekend predicted on America’s roadways.

LGBTQIA Issues

PHOTO: The head of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky says the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex weddings legal in all 50 states has an impact far beyond marriage. Photo credit: Lexington Fairness.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling last Friday that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, county clerks, as directed by Governor Steve Beshear, began issuing marriage licenses. In a statement the governor indicated more adjustments to state policy would ...Read More

PHOTO: Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage is gone, with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that marriage equality is a Constitutional right in all states. Photo credit: Ron Frazier/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality to all, that doesn't mean the fight for equal rights in Tennessee is over. Gwen Schablik, chair and president of the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation, says there is still much di ...Read More

PHOTO: The movement for equal rights is gathering at the State Capitol today after Friday's landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of marriage equality. Activists say lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people remain under threat of discrimination in Texas. Photo credit: Neon Tommy, Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and supporters are gathering at the State Capitol today to discuss the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. They'll also address what's next in the movement for equal rights in Texas and beyond. Kathy Miller, ...Read More

PHOTO:  The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo courtesy Equality Federation

LOS ANGELES – San Francisco-based Equality Federation wants to ask all LGBTQ Americans, “Where do you think the movement should go from here?” It's part of the Our Tomorrow Campaign - and Equality Federation is working with more than 100 partner organizations to pass out surveys a ...Read More

PHOTO: The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo credit: morguefile/mxruben

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – June is LGBTQ Pride month, and Equality Florida is fanning out to Pride events all over the state to introduce the Our Tomorrow campaign. It's a survey and social media effort created by a national organization, Equality Federation, to identify the issues that matter most ...Read More

PHOTO: Marriage equality supporters in Ohio are awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court decision they believe will strike down Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Fibonaci Blue/Flickr.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to announce a decision that could open the door to same-sex marriage in Ohio. The court is ruling on a case that challenges the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in several states, including the Buckeye State. Christopher Geggie, cam ...Read More

PHOTO: The ban on gay adoptions was repealed in Florida on Thursday. Photo credit:Courtney Ortiz/Equality Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Thursday that lifts the state's ban on adoption by gay parents. It officially repeals House Bill 7013, which was declared unconstitutional by a state appeals court in 2010. Hannah Willard, a field organizer for Equality Florida, said the ban was un ...Read More

Photo: Gov. Pat McCrory says he will veto a bill that would have allowed court officials to opt out of same-sex marriage duties based on religious beliefs. Photo credit: mensatic/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - After passing the state House and Senate, the so-called marriage objections bill will be vetoed, according to Gov, Pat McCrory. In a statement, the governor said he is called by the duties of his office to defend the Constitution. If signed, Senate Bill 2 would have allowed magistra ...Read More

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