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Elderly Gay Couple Vacate Ersatz Adoption to Marry: Right Wingers Freak Out

By EDGE | May 22
A Pennsylvania gay couple in their 70s who legally became father and son to protect inheritance rights, had their adoption decree vacated so they could legally marry. The right wing calls this incest.

5 Things to Know About Ireland's Gay Marriage Referendum

By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 22
Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. Though voting is Friday, results won't be announced until Saturday.

Amid Celebrity Show Offs, $30 Million Raised at AIDS Gala

By Thomas Adamson | May 22
Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, & the aggressive banging of a hammer - the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama, with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal and more

Suspect in Killings of Wealthy DC Family Arrested

By Ben Nuckols | May 22
Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.

IS Captures Iraqi Town, Purges Opponents in Syria's Palmyra

By Sameer N. Yacoub and Bassem Mroue | May 22
Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday.

Finding California Oil Spill's Cause Could Take Months

By Brain Melley | May 22
The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.

South Korea Court Frees Korean Air 'Nut Rage' Executive

By Youkyung Lee | May 22
A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.

Ireland Votes on Legalizing Gay Marriage; Church is Opposed

By Shawn Pogatchnik | May 22
For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.

Archives Show Hillary Clinton OK'd Tax Breaks for Nonprofits

By Stephen Bruan and Jack Gillum | May 22
As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations.

Appeals Court Delays Transgender California Inmate's Surgery

By Don Thompson | May 22
A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.

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