The Gaily News: Gay Republican announces presidential run, Target sues a San Diego pro-gay marriage group, judges say gay marriages on hold during Prop. 8 appeals

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Target finds itself at odds with the LGBT community, yet again. The corporation is suing a pro-gay marriage group in San Diego to keep the group from canvassing outside of its stores there, claiming it drives away customers. Target has been under fire by the LGBT community for its $150,000 donation to an organization backing an anti-gay Minnesota Republican. Recently, though Lady Gaga was slated to release a special edition of her upcoming album at Target stores -- contigent upon the company making amends with the LGBT community -- the singer, who's newest single "Born This Way" is being lauded as a new gay anthem, later backed away from the deal.

While the fate of California's Proposition 8 continues to be debated in state and federal appeals courts, three judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals have decided that same-sex couples will not be permitted to marry while the appeals progress. Prop. 8, a voter initiative limiting marriage to heterosexual couples, passed in California in 2008.

A Louisiana middle school student was sent home for wearing a T-shirt with a pro-gay message on it. The school called the shirt's slogan -- "Some kids are gay. That's OK." -- "distracting."

While a gay Republican might sound a bit like an oxymoron, Fred Karger has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, making him the first-ever openly gay presidential candidate.

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