Indiana governor Mike Pence (seated) at a private ceremony to sign a religious freedom bill into law, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Indiana governor Mike Pence signs anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill into law
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it would allow discrimination against LGBT people.

Federal judge in Texas temporarily blocks FMLA benefits for married, same‑sex couples

Colorado state capitol in Denver.
Birth certificate gender change wins initial Colorado House approval

Georgia religious freedom bill stalls in House committee

NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious freedom bill

The Village at South Campus in Provo, Utah.
Former-BYU student says he was evicted from apartment over same-sex attraction

Marc Benioff
Salesforce cancels all travel to Indiana, won’t subject customers or employees to discrimination

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Arkansas governor says he’d sign anti-LGBT religious protection bill

Georgia state capitol in Atlanta
Divisive religious freedom bill sent to full Georgia House committee

Texas state capitol in Austin.
Texas lawmakers hear bill banning issuing of same-sex marriage licenses

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Okla. Senator wants to allow government contractors to discriminate against same-sex couples

‘I am no longer Mia. I never really was’ – A trans teen’s powerful moment of truth

Paul Shepherd
Website of Idaho lawmaker seeking pro-gay judges’ impeachments gets LGBT makeover

Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
California AG moves to block ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative from going forward

Indianapolis, Ind.
Church says it will ‘reconsider’ Indianapolis convention if governor signs anti-LGBT bill

Arkansas Senate panel advances ‘conscience protection’ measure

"Looking" cast members (from left) Frankie J. Alvarez), Jonathan Groff and  Murray Bartlett.
HBO cancels ‘Looking’

Texas lawmakers to hear bill to block marriage licenses for same-sex couples

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter
Carter getting pushback from military leaders over easing ban on transgender service members

Major gaming convention says it may leave Indiana if governor signs anti-LGBT bill

Planet Fitness' "judgement free zone" policy includes transgender-friendly facilities.
Michigan woman sues Planet Fitness over revoked membership, trans-friendly policy

Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
Indiana lawmakers send anti-LGBT religious objection bill to governor

Blake Brockington
Young N.C. transgender activist Blake Brockington dies of suicide

James Scott is charged in the beating of Devin Norman on March 20 in Corinth, Miss.
Mississippi man says attack on gay man was not a hate crime, victim threatened to out him

Kevin Hart, top, and Will Ferrell appear in a scene from "Get Hard."
Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart defend ‘Get Hard’ after critics label it racist, homophobic

Maryland statehouse in Annapolis
Maryland Senate OKs artificial insemination healthcare bill for same-sex couples

Alabama bill would allow adoption agencies to turn away same-sex couples

Charlotte Laws
Calif. activist fights ‘shoot the gays’ ballot proposal with ‘intolerant jackass’ initiative

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks at the Defense of the Texas Marriage Amendment Rally outside of the Texas State Capitol on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
Roy Moore: ‘No court has authority to redefine what God proposed in Genesis’

United Nations rebuffs Russia resolution, approves benefits for spouses of gay staffers

Michigan civil rights panel urges local communities to guard LGBT rights

American Family Association reminds Supreme Court whose idea marriage was ‘in the first place’

Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Indiana governor ‘looking forward’ to signing anti-LGBT religious freedom bill into law

Dozens celebrate the second anniversary of Equality House in Topeka, Kan., with a kiss outside the Westboro Baptist Church.
Equality House celebrates anniversary with kiss outside Westboro church

Marriage equality opponents rally outside the Texas state capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, 2015.
Texas same-sex marriage opponents call for ‘Biblical marriage’ in rally at state capitol

United Nations headquarters in New York.
Russia moves to stop United Nations staff benefits for married, same-sex couples

Oklahoma denies ‘LGBTALY’ license plate because ‘it’s sexual in nature’

Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
Indiana House OKs sweeping religious freedom bill that allows anti-LGBT discrimination

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president.
Ted Cruz vows to ‘uphold the sacrament of marriage’ as president

Glenn Hartong, The Cincinnati Enquirer (AP)In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Jim Obergefell, left and John Arthur, right, are married by officiant Paulette Roberts, in a plane on the tarmac at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Glen Burnie, Md. Federal Judge Timothy Black on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, questioned the constitutionality of Ohio's ban on gay marriage and whether state officials have the authority to refuse to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states. Black earlier ruled in favor of the couple in a lawsuit seeking to recognize the couples' marriage on Arthur’s death certificate before he died in October from ALS.
Two years after his husband’s death, Jim Obergefell is still fighting for the right to be married

Bob Jones III
Ex-Bob Jones president apologizes for 1980 call for stoning gays, then calls them sinners

Marriage News Watch: March 23, 2015

Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton
Trial begins in Philippines of U.S. Marine charged with trans woman’s murder

Devin Norman says he was attacked because he is gay.
Mississippi man says parking lot assault was an anti-gay hate crime

Sheri Folta, left, and her wife, Cassandra Varner, who is director of communications for Affirmations, slice one of two anniversary cakes together, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Affirmations in Ferndale, Mich.
Same-sex couples married in Michigan celebrate anniversaries

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Ted Cruz, who wants a federal ban on same-sex marriage, to launch presidential bid

Defensive End Michael Sam, from Missouri, runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz.
Michael Sam among 105 ‘vets’ eyeing that elusive spot in the NFL

Kerry Washington
Vanguard Award recipient Kerry Washington fires up GLAAD audience

Idaho state capitol in Boise.
Idaho House OKs resolution calling on Congress to impeach pro-gay marriage judges

Nikolai Baev, an LGBT activist, in Moscow a few days after he was detained by police.
The Fear of Being Gay in Russia

Georgia school superintendent confirms he’s gay after local media outs him for using Grindr

Marriage equality opponents plan rally at Texas capitol with Roy Moore

Why pronouns matter for trans people

Nazim Mahmood and Matthew Ogston in Iceland in 2008.
My boyfriend killed himself because his family couldn’t accept that he was gay

Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-Ill.)
Illinois’ GOP governor, LGBT rights advocates find common ground

The Castro neighborhood in San Francisco
Gallup ranks top metro areas with highest percentage of LGBT residents