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Okla. Career Bigot Files 3 Anti-LGBT Measures With State Legislature

By EDGE | Jan 24
An Oklahoma State Representative is looking to score a hat trick of hate with the introduction of three anti-gay bills.

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Mass. Scores High Marks with National Gay Rights Group

NATIONAL | Jan 26
A national gay rights organization gives Massachusetts high marks on a report card grading states on legislation affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

More Than Half of States Fail to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
NARAL Pro-Choice America found that despite more pro-choice attitudes, most states were failing to protect women's rights.

Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe in Miami

INTERNATIONAL | By Kelli Kennedy | Jan 26
Despite being a relative pageant newcomer, Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries.

Debbie Reynolds Honored for Lifetime Achievement

NATIONAL | By Beth Harris | Jan 26
Debbie Reynolds accepted the Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award from her daughter Sunday night, and promptly embarrassed Carrie Fisher with a story.

First Look: Sundance Doc Pulls Back Curtain on Scientology

RELIGION | By Sandy COhen | Jan 26
"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.

Obama Takes in India's Grand Republic Day Parade

INTERNATIONAL | By Julie Pace and Muneeza Naqvi | Jan 26
President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

New Jersey's Christie Launches Political Action Committee

POLITICS | By Jill Colvin | Jan 26
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.

'March: Book Two' Shows All Sides of Civil Rights Movement

NATIONAL | By Jesse J. Holland | Jan 26
A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement.

Couple Behind Ala. Gay Marriage Ruling to Refile Adoption Paperwork

FAMILY | By Kim Chandler and Jeff Martin | Jan 26
The couple whose lawsuit toppled Alabama's gay marriage ban said they are grateful, overjoyed and still a little a bit in disbelief.

Transgender Teen Leelah Alcorn's Death Stirs Action in the U.S. and Beyond

NATIONAL | By Dan Sewell | Jan 26
Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her, she pleaded: "My death needs to mean something. ... Fix society. Please."

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