Scruff targets Superbowl fans outside of stadium

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Phoenix – Football fans headed to the big game might find themselves recruited to the opposite team.

Scruff, a gay social networking app, bought a 48-foot billboard outside the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of Superbowl XLIX.

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Both sides push for same-sex marriage ruling in Louisiana

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New Orleans (AP) – Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case have urged Louisiana’s Supreme Court to rule on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by June.

Lawyers for the state want the court to overturn a state judge’s ruling that Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. An attorney for the state told the justices Jan. 29 that state courts need to weigh in ahead of the expected U.S. Supreme Court decision.

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Alabama gay couple impatient for marriage equality

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Montgomery, Ala. (AP) – The couple that toppled Alabama’s gay marriage ban is urging an appellate court to let the judge’s ruling take effect.

Lawyers for Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand on Jan. 29 asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to reject Alabama’s request to place the ruling on hold for months.

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Kevin Beckner to be honored at EQFL Tampa Gala

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Tampa–Equality Florida will present Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin Beckner with the 2015 Voice for Equality Award at the Ninth Annual Tampa Gala for his leadership efforts in helping progress LGBT legislation in Hillsborough County.

Beckner was elected as the first openly gay person to hold office in Hillsborough County in 2008. Beckner, a couple months into holding office, introduced a domestic partner registry to the county, which was shot down by a 5-2 vote.

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Chilean lawmakers approve same-sex civil unions

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Chilean lawmakers gave final approval on Jan. 28 to a bill that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples.

The legislation now goes to President Michelle Bachelet, who is expected to sign it. Government spokesman Alvaro Elizalde welcomed the bill’s passage as `”a breakthrough that we are proud of as a government.”

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American Family Association spokesman is speaking less

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One of the key mouthpieces for American Family Association is being muffled.

Bryan Fischer is no longer the AFA’s official analyst, but will still make radio appearances on behalf of the notoriously anti-gay group.

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Federal judge won’t delay Nebraska gay marriage case

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A federal judge won’t delay a lawsuit challenging Nebraska’s gay marriage ban while the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the issue for the country.

Judge Joseph Bataillon (buh-TAL’-yuhn) in Omaha declined a request from the Nebraska attorney general’s office for the delay, saying in his ruling Jan. 27 that the state didn’t show the delay was necessary. A spokeswoman for the attorney general declined to comment.

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French court allows marriage between French, Moroccan men

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Paris (AP) – France’s highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom’s refusal to recognize marriages between two men.

France legalized gay marriage in 2013 but a 1981 agreement between France and Morocco says marriages between French and Moroccans are subject to the law of their respective countries.

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Gay rights groups oppose Oklahoma bills, name them anti-gay

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Oklahoma City (AP) – Gay rights supporters say Oklahoma is at the forefront of a wave of anti-gay legislation that is unfairly discriminatory and they plan to launch a campaign to oppose more than a dozen bills introduced for the session that begins next week.

Some measures would give broad authority to businesses and corporations to discriminate against gay people. Others would ensure court clerks wouldn’t have to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

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A re-imagined ‘Cabaret’ stars the acting and choreography talents of Blue Star and turns the venue into the Kit Kat Klub

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Orlando – The Abbey is saying ‘Willkommen’ to Cabaret on Jan. 29.

Director Kenny Howard is thrilled to bring his unique rendition of the smash-hit musical to The Abbey and has handpicked a local and star-studded cast that he is sure will leave audiences singing “It Couldn’t Please Me More.”

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1.29.15 Editor’s Desk

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SteveBlanchardHeadshot_137x185Let’s be honest. Wedding cake isn’t all that different than a regular cake—at least in flavor. It just looks fancier. But lately it seems that’s the only thing major media outlets want to talk about.

In what is quite possibly the dumbest argument to come out of the same-sex marriage debate—and there have been a lot of asinine arguments—we’re suddenly a country that cares about not only weddings, but the food at the reception.

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Overheard in Orlando: Bacon goes to the Big Apple

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Recently OutLoud Orlando’s Justice has sported a new sleek look. Instead of his usual, dark curly head of hair, the DJ decided to shave his head. On a recent broadcast he shared that the decision came after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins High Grade B Cell Lymphoma. That diagnosis came in November and in mid-December he began an aggressive chemo treatment. Justice tells us he’s happy that it’s a treatable form of lymphoma and he’s keeping a very positive outlook. The shock-jock will continue his work on 91.5 and webcast.

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When XL 106.7’s Johnny’s House challenges different businesses to get fit, the staff at the Parliament House accepts! The staff of the P-House—including Anthony Gray, Drew Sizemore, Darcel Stevens, Bryan Granatstein and Randy Justice—are finalists in the ehgiht-week fitness challenge presented by Planet Fitness. They jokingly say they have joined together to fight the battle of bulge as Team Love Handle! This is the type of challenge where you hope to be the biggest loser. And really it’s not a matter of winning or losing this time around, but by how good you look by Gay Days.

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