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Kentucky clerk's office ends ban on same-sex marriage licenses

Booking photo of Rowan County clerk Kim Davis provided by the Carter County Detention Center in GraysonDeputies of a county clerk in rural Kentucky issued marriage licenses to four gay couples on Friday after she defied a federal judge's orders for months because as a Christian she opposes same-sex unions. With Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis jailed for refusing to follow the orders of U.S. District Judge David Bunning, her deputies issued a marriage license to James Yates and William Smith on Friday.


Small farewell party transforms into huge gay celebration
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What started as a small costume party held to bid farewell to a friend has blossomed into a huge annual celebration of gay culture that's headed into its 44th year.
Indian government approves pricey plan to equalize veterans' pensions

India's DM Parrikar addresses the media in New DelhiBy Nigam Prusty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government approved a long-awaited program to equalize pension payments for retired military personnel despite it being a "huge fiscal burden," defense minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. The program, known as "One Rank One Pension", or OROP, will ensure uniform pension payments to ex-servicemen who served at the same rank and for the same amount of time, regardless of the year they retired, among other measures. Veterans in India have been fighting for reforms to their pension packages for years.


Fire at Washington state Planned Parenthood ruled arson
The blaze was set around 3:30 a.m. local time and caused extensive damage to the front of the structure in Pullman, the Pullman Fire Department said in a news release. Last month, thousands of protesters rallied outside Planned Parenthood locations across the country calling for the federal government to end funding for the health organization. Demonstrators were mobilized to dozens of locations, including Pullman, after an anti-abortion group released videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for aborted fetal tissue.
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