Ross D. Franklin, APJo Beaudry holds up a sign as she joins nearly 250 gay rights supporters protesting SB1062 at the Arizona Capitol, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Phoenix. Group behind Ariz. religious freedom bill meeting with GOP conservatives
The social conservative group behind the now infamous 2014 legislation that would have allowed people to refuse to serve gays in the name of religion has been meeting with Republican lawmakers to craft its 2015 agenda in the Arizona Legislature.

Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, Ala.
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Alabama same-sex marriage supporters to hold free weddings in Huntsville

Benedict Cumberbatch
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Cumberbatch, Fry urge UK to pardon gays convicted under ‘gross indecency’ law

Gov. Robert Bentley (R-Ala.)
Newsmakers
Alabama governor asks appeals court to keep gay marriage ruling on hold

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Gay dating app scores billboards outside Super Bowl host stadium

Montana state capitol in Helena.
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Montana Senate panel tables bill that would create statewide LGBT protections

California
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California Supreme Court ruling on sex crimes criticized as unfair to gays

J. Stephen Conn
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Montana lawmakers consider eliminating law banning same‑sex marriage

Wyoming
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Wyoming state House gives initial approval to religious freedom bill

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ExxonMobil adds LGBT protections to employment, harassment policies

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Lawmakers introduce bill to promote LGBT rights in U.S. foreign policy

Sally Kern
USA
Oklahoma lawmaker withdraws anti-gay ‘license to discriminate’ bill

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Brazil’s largest city to pay transgender youth to finish school

Bob Marshall
USA
Va. House panel kills bill that would have allowed widespread LGBT discrimination

Cari Searcy, left, and her wife Kim McKeand
USA
Alabama plaintiffs ask 11th Circuit to allow marriage victory to take effect

Louisiana Supreme Court building in New Orleans.
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Louisiana Supreme Court urged to rule in same-sex marriage case

Virginia
USA
Virginia to pay $520K to attorneys in same-sex marriage case

Gov. Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
Newsmakers
Utah governor: Legislation to protect gay rights must also protect religious liberties

Görtz Haus owners Betty and Richard Odgaard
USA
Iowa venue settles bias complaint filed by gay couple, will discontinue all weddings

Bryan Fischer
Newsmakers
Despite the ‘firing’ of Bryan Fischer, his attacks on the LGBT community to continue

Proponents of "Add the Four Words" lined the hallway after the Idaho House State Affairs committee voted to keep HB2 in committee, effectively killing the bill, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The bill would have added the words sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights act.
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Idaho legislative panel kills proposal to add statewide LGBT protections

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Former Ford worker says he was fired for his anti-gay religious beliefs

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Alabama judges group reverses course on marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
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Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin refuses to take position on LGBT discrimination

North Carolina state capitol in Raleigh.
USA
Same-sex marriage takes center stage at first work day of N.C. General Assembly

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USA
Federal judge: Issue same-sex marriage licenses in Alabama when stay expires

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Chile approves bill authorizing civil unions between same-sex couples

Roy Moore
USA
Legal group files judicial ethics complaint against Alabama chief justice

Joel Gray
LGBTQ Life
Broadway legend, Oscar winner Joel Grey comes out at 82

France
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French court allows marriage between French, Moroccan same-sex couple

Charlotte, N.C.
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Charlotte, N.C., business guild proposes protections for LGBT workers

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
USA
Shaheen reintroduces bill to extend veterans benefits to same-sex spouses

Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
USA
Virginia Senate panel votes to leave gay marriage ban in state constitution

Nebraska
USA
Judge says challenge to Nebraska gay marriage ban can go forward

Southfield, Mich.
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Southfield, Mich., city council passes LGBT‑inclusive human rights ordinance

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Va. Senate panel advances bill to bar LGBT discrimination in public employment

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Federal judge issues second ruling against Alabama same‑sex marriage ban

Roy Moore
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Alabama chief justice criticizes same-sex marriage ruling

Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Mormon leaders call for ‘balanced approach’ in clash between gay rights, religious freedom

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Ala. lawmaker threatens to out immoral ‘hypocrites’ over same-sex marriage

David Welch
Newsmakers
Meet the group working to repeal Texas’ LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination laws

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Va. couple wins legal fight to have both names listed on twins’ birth certificates

Alabama state capitol in Montgomery.
USA
Alabama appeals decision overturning state’s ban on same-sex marriage

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Some California judges with ties to Boy Scouts question ban

Ted Ribey with the Clerk of District Court's office in Yellowstone County attaches a seal to the wedding license of Jill Houk and Randi Paul, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Billings, Mont. At least 5 other clerks in the county are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
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Marriage News Watch: January 26, 2015

James Franco and Zachary Quinto in a scene from "I am Michael."
Arts
Easy chemistry between James Franco, Zachary Quinto in ‘I am Michael’

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USA
Judge issues 14-day stay of order striking down Alabama gay marriage ban

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LGBTQ Life
‘Snooki’ becomes ordained minister so she can officiate gay pals’ wedding

Cari Searcy (left) with her spose Kimberly McKean and son Khaya at their home in Mobile, Ala.
USA
Couple behind Alabama same-sex marriage challenge to refile adoption paperwork

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.)
USA
First 24 hours of new Maryland governor’s tenure ‘not good’ for LGBT community

Twitter
World
France fines Twitter users for sending tweets advocating anti-gay violence

Sally Kern
USA
Okla. career anti-gay lawmaker introduces three bills targeting LGBT community

Brian Copeland and Greg Bullard with their daughter Esther and son Micah.
USA
Tennessee school turns away prospective students because parents are gay

Grindr
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Federal government spends $432K studying effects of gay hook-up apps

Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, third from right, observes a moment of prayer as religious groups rally on Jan. 13 to support him following his termination in Atlanta.
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Former Atlanta fire chief files religious discrimination complaint against city

In this Jan. 13, 2015 photo, Michael O'Hara, a retired Fulton County firefighter and current Coweta County paramedic attends a rally to support former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran following his termination in Atlanta. Even as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether gay couples can marry, lawmakers in the South and West are doubling down on the culture wars, backing longshot legislation targeting gay rights.
USA
GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court marriage ruling

Attorney General Luther Strange (R-Ala.)
USA
Ala. AG seeks to stay order to block same-sex marriages until Supreme Court rules

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California bars judges from joining Boy Scouts due to anti-gay discrimination

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
USA
Mich. governor hopes to revive legislation prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination

alabama
USA
Federal judge strikes down Alabama same‑sex marriage ban

nebraska
USA
Nebraska wants lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage ban put on hold

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R-Ark.)
USA
Arkansas AG asks for new arguments in same-sex marriage case

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Va. Senate panel rejects second parent adoptions for unmarried, same-sex couples