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Judge asked to decide on gay marriage in Montana

HELENA, Montana — Four couples challenging Montana’s ban on gay marriages have asked a federal judge to decide the issue without going to trial.

The couples, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed the request Wednesday.

ACLU Montana legal director Jim Taylor says the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ recent decision to strike down similar bans in Idaho and Nevada should convince U.S. District Judge Brian Morris to rule in their favor.

Montana is part of the Ninth Circuit and district judges use decisions from the appellate court as precedents for their rulings.

Four couples challenging Montana’s ban on gay marriages have asked a federal judge to decide the issue without going to trial.

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Stormé DeLaverie

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(Editor’s note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section. View previous LGBT History Month icons HERE.)

Stormé DeLarverie was a Stonewall veteran and the sole female performer for the Jewel Box Review, a traveling drag show that toured the country from 1939 into the 1960s.

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Lambda Legal urges court to strike down Arizona marriage ban immediately

PHOENIX, Arizona – Lambda Legal today urged U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick to issue an immediate ruling striking down Arizona’s discriminatory marriage ban.

“Nelda and Karen have been waiting since the Eisenhower Administration; the time is now. None of these loving and committed couples should have to wait even one day longer for the equal treatment that the Constitution promises.” Lambda Legal Senior Counsel Jennifer C. Pizer said.

“Nelda and Karen have been waiting since the Eisenhower Administration; the time is now. None of these loving and committed couples should have to wait even one day longer for the equal treatment that our Constitution promises.”

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This Just In: The live LGBT news blog for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

(“This Just In” is GLBTNN’s daily blog about news affecting the LGBT community worldwide.)

Lesbian host Jane Velez-Mitchell loses show amid massive layoffs at CNN and HLN

Jane Velez-Mitchell may not be as famous as Anderson Cooper, but she was getting about as much airtime each night as the host of her own show on CNN’s sister network, HLN.

That was until today when amid massive layoffs at CNN and HLN by Turner Broadcasting, Velez-Mitchell was the first prominent on-air talent to lose her job.

Lesbian host Jane Velez-Mitchell loses show amid massive layoffs at CNN and HLN | This Just In: LGBT news blog

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Letter to the community from Harvey Milk’s American Diner

To our friends in the San Diego Community:

We understand that the recent changes at Harvey Milk’s American Diner have been a challenge for many, including our beloved staff. We’re very sorry. We are also sorry if your individual concerns have not been addressed directly or in a timely manner. We are working hard to address each and every person affected by the recent changes at Harvey Milk’s American Diner.

Please contact Frank Lechner via email: reorganization@harveymilksamericandiner.com and we will respond to you directly and as quickly as possible.

Frank Lechner of Harvey Milk’s American Diner pens a letter to the community about the sudden closing of the diner in Hillcrest.

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Blue Moon Gay Men’s Resort closing in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Tonight marks the final night of business for the Blue Moon Gay Men’s Resort in Las Vegas.

The clothing-optional resort’s affable owner, John Hessling, made the announcement Tuesday night on the hotel’s Facebook page:

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that as of Wednesday October 15th, Blue Moon Resort will close it’s doors for good.

Tonight marks the final night of business for the Blue Moon Gay Men’s Resort in Las Vegas.

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Downey schools settle transgender lawsuit

DOWNEY, California — The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said today that it has entered into an agreement with California’s Downey Unified School District to resolve a complaint about the harassment and discriminatory treatment of a transgender student.

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) said today that it has entered into an agreement with California’s Downey Unified School District to resolve a complaint about the harassment and discriminatory treatment of a transgender student.

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Rep. Susan Davis, state Sen. Marty Block to visit Hillcrest Town Council meeting

SAN DIEGO, California — Congresswoman Susan Davis and State Senator Marty Block will both give presentations at tonight’s Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) meeting, scheduled for 6:30 pm.

Block’s presentation is scheduled for 7 pm, followed by Davis at 7:30 pm. Both officials will update the crowd on work they are doing at the state and federal level and then field questions and comments.

Congresswoman Susan Davis and State Senator Marty Block will both give presentations at tonight’s Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) meeting, scheduled for 6:30 pm.

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