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– Michigan spent almost $40,000 compensating the “experts” who testified against marriage equality, testimony the ruling judge found “unbelievable.”
– A Mississippi same-sex couple is the first to create a public record of their marriage in the state, even though it is not recognized.
– The evangelical charity World Vision will open its doors to employees in same-sex marriages.
– Can trans women and drag culture support navigate their differences in ways that support each other?
– Meanwhile, Jerry Springer has announced he will no longer use the epithet “tranny.”
– A new poll finds that 81 percent of Major League Baseball players are ready to have an openly gay player on their teams.
– Tyler Glenn, lead singer of the Utah-based band Neon Trees and a life-long Mormon, has come out as gay.