ABCNews: Hawaii Governor to Sign State's Gay Marriage Bill

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is expected to sign a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage, expanding the state's aloha spirit and positioning the islands for more newlywed tourists.

Read more at Ethics board investigates the Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO --The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio make it no secret.

It boldly says on the homepage of their website:The mission of SDSA is to participate in political activities that create a strong and effective voice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in state and local policy decisions.

Read the article at DPS offices open Saturday to process voter ID cards

Voters who don't have valid photo identification to present at election polling sites can head to one of the five Texas Department of Public Safety offices that will be open on Saturdays through November.

Read more at City council passes nondiscrimination ordinance

After weeks of battling back and forth over the ordinance -- which would list sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status as protected classes -- the council voted 8-3 in favor of passing the ordinance.


Bernal discusses ant-discrimination ordinance


With the historic Supreme Court rulings favoring the gay community last week, TPR takes a look at the San Antonio anti-discrimination ordinance proposed by District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal. The ordinance would update the city code to include additional protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status. Bernal joined us in the studio to talk about the ordinance.

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Cornyation raises $140,000 for AIDS charities

By: QSanAntonio


Officials from Fiesta Cornyation presented checks for $70,000 each to the San Antonio AIDS Foundation and BEAT AIDS at a presentation ceremony at The Luxury on June 26.

The money was raised during the six performance of Cornyation held this year at the Charlene McCombs Empire Theater during Fiesta Week. Every year, all six performance typically sell out.

Since becoming a non-profit organization, Cornyation has donated almost $1.5 
million dollars to local non-profits. The checks presented to the two recipients on June 26 were the largest ever given to individual charities.


Read More Gay pride shines at fest, parade

Record-breaking heat, a handful of protesters and the reality that a same-sex marriage ban persists in Texas despite this week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings in favor of marriage equality didn't appear to tame the spirit of San Antonio's annual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender celebration Saturday.

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NBC News: Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act, paves way for gay marriage to resume in California

By Pete Williams and Erin McClam, NBC News

In a pair of landmark decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage, and it allowed gay marriage to resume in California by declining to decide a separate case.

The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.

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