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Early Charlotte gay rights 'warrior' Don King dies of cancer

Don King arrived in Charlotte in the 1970s and became one of the region's early and most outspoken activists for the civil rights of gays and lesbians. King was passionate and firm. But always, whether standing up for gay men being entrapped by police …

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Apple's Cook signals front line of new gay rights battle

Now courts across the country are trying to balance the civil rights of gay people and some religious business owners. A Washington state florist, bakers in Colorado and Oregon, and a bed-and-breakfast owner in Hawaii all are refusing to provide …

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Tim Cook and the End of Gay Rights as a Wedge Issue

Cook's announcement is one of many signs that gay rights is no longer an automatic wedge issue in American culture and politics. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court declined to review appellate court rulings that overturned gay-marriage bans, a move …

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Torii Hunter speaks against gay marriage in political ad

It's no surprise that Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, a soon-to-be-free agent, opposes gay marriage. He said as much in 2012, when he was asked by the Los Angeles Times about possibly having a homosexual teammate. "For me, as a Christian .

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