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Oregon: Teens who beat gay man in park are sentenced

Five masked teens who lured a 24-year-old gay man to a park -- where they beat him, robbed him and called him homophobic names -- have been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to 2½ years in prison.

More Oregon schools beef up anti-bullying policies

Over 70 Oregon school districts changed their anti-bullying policies last year to better protect students who are LGBT, but nearly one in three school districts still does not comply with state law, a new report has found.

Same-sex marriage: Rhode Island is next, but where after that?

With Rhode Island poised to become the 10th state to legalize same-sex marriage following a key vote in the state’s General Assembly scheduled for Thursday, supporters of marriage equality are shifting their focus to other states.