LGBT

9:03am

Sun December 22, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

After Coming Out, Gay Mormon Finds Support At Home

Originally published on Sun December 22, 2013 2:03 pm

Jamison Manwaring's brother Jonathan (right) and Jonathan's wife, Rachel, have become advocates for gay Mormons since Jamison came out.
Courtesy Jamison Manwaring

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Jamison Manwaring came out to extended family and his church community last spring in a YouTube video. More than 20,000 people have watched it since.

Coming out wasn't easy, because Manwaring is a Mormon. According to the church, having homosexual feelings is not a sin, but acting upon them is.

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6:40am

Thu December 19, 2013
Health

'Are You LGBT?' Simple Question Has Profound Health Care Impact

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The doctor/patient relationship is one of the most personal; it can be even more complicated for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. There’s a fear that if doctors discover their orientation, they would be treated differently.

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12:56am

Mon December 2, 2013
Business

Could Hawaii Become A Same-Sex Wedding Destination?

Originally published on Mon December 2, 2013 11:27 am

Sunset on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
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Starting Monday, same-sex marriage is legal in Hawaii. The state has long been a destination for weddings and honeymoons. And now state officials, as well as hotels and restaurants, are hoping the latest marriage-equality law will spur a new market for wedding tourism.

Wedding planner Keane Akao is showing off a secluded beach wedding site, one of several on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

"You can use the beach for pictures," he tells a couple, "and this is actually called Secret Beach."

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1:20am

Fri November 1, 2013
StoryCorps

An Unconventional, But 'Perfect,' Path To Parenthood

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 9:18 am

Robin Share and Rami Aizic hold a photo of their daughter, Bailey, at a visit to StoryCorps in Santa Monica, Calif.
StoryCorps

Since childhood, Rami Aizic knew he "needed and wanted to be a dad." He assumed he would one day meet the girl of his dreams and it would all just happen.

Then he realized he was gay.

Robin Share also wanted kids, but had no partner. So when a mutual friend told Rami about Robin, he called her up and left a message: "Hi, Robin. I'm a friend of Scott's and he said you might be interested in having a baby with me. So give me a call back."

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1:31pm

Fri September 27, 2013
The Two-Way

New Jersey Judge Rules State Must Allow Gay Couples To Marry

A New Jersey judge says the state must allow gay couples to marry, because the current system of civil unions is unconstitutional.

To deny couples the right to marry runs afoul the New Jersey constitution and the equal protection guarantee of the U.S. Constitution, the court found.

Reuters reports:

"Judge Mary Jacobson in Mercer County Superior Court in Trenton issued the order as part of long-running litigation brought by a group of gay couples against the state.

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