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BigGayNews for Thursday, October 23, 2014

Today’s Top Headlines Melbourne Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival Announces Its Inaugural Program GOP Candidate Calls Gay People ‘Gremlins’ And ‘Bullies’ Gay British Couple Allegedly Ordered Off London Bus After Driver Spots Them Kissing […]

US Judge Rules Against Marriage Equality in Puerto Rico

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD| A federal district judge has rejected a marriage equality lawsuit Lambda Legal brought on behalf of same-sex couples in Puerto Rico. In an October 21 ruling, Judge Juan M. Perez-Gimenez ruled he was bound by a 2012 precedent from the First Circuit Court of Appeals –– under whose jurisdiction federal courts […]

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THEATER REVIEW: “Rounding Third”

Beer-swigging Don (Torre Younghans) has been coaching Little League baseball for seven years, and his son Jimmy is the team’s star pitcher. Don is a guy’s guy – “The Odd Couple’s” Felix with a baseball cap – and belongs to the “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing” school of coaching.

Don has never forgotten his days playing the game (he can even remember opponents and scores), and is determined not to see his kid lose a game because of a dropped ball (an event he apparently still hasn’t gotten over).

“Rounding Third” plays through Nov. 9 at The Broadway Theater, 340 E. Broadway in Vista, California.

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Social Security sued over spousal benefits in major test

WASHINGTON DC — Lambda Legal today filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee), arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they live in states that discriminate against their marriages violates the U.S. Constitution.

“SSA should not be telling widowed lesbians and gay men already grieving the loss of a spouse – ‘you live in the wrong state so you don’t get social security spousal benefits.’”

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