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Court ruling a victory for gay couples

...the outcome of this case is narrow in its scope because of the rarity of workplace fatalities and the nature of lesbians and gays as a "small and vulnerable portion of the population," the case may have logical implications for any kind of government benefit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/court-ruling-victory-gay-couples
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Love is Strange

Opens Friday, Aug 22, 2014 Synopsis: A committed gay couple finds their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of unexpected developments in this compassionate drama from writer/director Ira Sachs (Married Life, Keep the Lights On). Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) have been together for nearly 40 years. When gay marriage becomes legal in New York, the happy couple decides that it's finally time to tie the knot, and declare their love for one another in front of family and friends. Though the ceremony is everything Ben and George ever could have hoped for, the happy couple's newlywed bliss is sadly short-lived when the diocese receives word of the wedding, and George is fired from his job as a music teacher at a local Catholic school. As a result, the pair is no longer able to afford the rent on the New York City apartment they've shared for two decades. In order at remain in the city while searching for a job, George moves in with his sympathetic neighbors, a pair of gay policemen (Manny Perez and Cheyenne Jackson). Meanwhile Ben attempts to make the best of the situation by moving in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn. Now, as the big event that should have brought Ben and George closer together leads only to loneliness and frustration, everyone involved find their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux. Marisa Tomei, Darren E. Burrows, and Charlie Tahan co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey

Opens Friday, Feb 13, 2015 Synopsis: E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Court rejects benefit denial in same-sex case

...years has chipped away at laws deemed discriminatory against gay couples. In 2005, the high court found it unconstitutional...partners of state employees. This past April, the court found that gay couples are equally entitled to the same state property-tax...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/court-rejects-benefit-denial-same-sex-c
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Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...benefits to married gay couples. And in 17...upheld the right of gays to marry. Not a single...Virginia's treatment of gays and lesbians was unequal...marriage.Another gay couple was later added...the 19th state where gay couples could wed...that still barred gays from marrying.On...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/huge-advances-gay-marriage-eventful-y
Not For Web
Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

...and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a...Associated Press, adding he intends to work for gay rights "with an even stronger voice from...Ministry in Santa Barbara.The issue of gay marriage has long roiled the United Methodist...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/pastor-defrocked-over-gay-wedding-rei
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Alaskans taking risks with sex

...during the winter because the number of users in the city dwindles. He said it's "a social network to connect with other gay men," but admitted that "98 percent of it is focused on sex, even if it's unspoken."When he first began using the app...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21/alaskans-taking-risks-sex
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Couples challenging Alaska gay-marriage ban

JUNEAU - Five gay couples filed a lawsuit Monday challenging...of any state laws that refuse to recognize gay marriages legally performed in other states or countries or that prevent unmarried gay couples from marrying.Alaska voters in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-13/couples-challenging-alaska-gay-marriage
State
Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union'

...parents, organized with the Southeast Alaska Gay and Lesbian Alliance to host a presentation...the battle for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from a...recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-18/lambda-legal-representative-provides-st
Local
Today in history

...school busing in Boston came to an end after 25 years.Ten years ago: The Senate scuttled a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. (Forty-eight senators voted to advance the measure - 12 short of the 60 needed - and 50 voted to block it). In...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-15
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