27.01 New Year Focus

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Local trainers share tips to keep you on track with your 2020 health goals, Orlando Pride’s Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris get married, Missing persons case in Lakeland offers $10K reward, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!!

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Judge proposes Oregon bakery pay $135,000 to lesbian couple

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An administrative law judge proposed April 24 that the owners of a suburban Portland bakery pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused service more than two years ago.

The judge, Alan McCullough, ruled in January that Sweet Cakes by Melissa discriminated against Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer by refusing to bake them a wedding cake. The bakers cited their religious beliefs in a case that has been cited in the national debate over religious freedom and discrimination against gays.

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Alabama seeks to stay order overturning same-sex marriage ban

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama’s ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

Attorney General Luther Strange’s office asked a federal judge on Jan. 23 to put the ruling on hold since the U.S. Supreme Court plans to take up the issue of gay marriage this term, “resolving the issues on a nation-wide basis.”

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Seattle cyclist killed was attorney who fought DADT policy

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SEATTLE (AP) – The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a well-respected attorney who was part of the American Civil Liberties Union legal team that successfully challenged the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gay service members.

The King County Medical Examiner’s office identified the bicyclist as Sher Kung, 31, who had been working for the firm Perkins Coie.

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Prop 8 lawyer’s views on gay marriage evolving

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Washington, D.C. – The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on same-sex marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.

Attorney Charles Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that same-sex unions could undermine marriages between a man and a woman.

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