DOJ Federal government announces protections for transgender workers
The U.S. government is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender individuals. The Department of Justice says transgender individuals are covered under Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donating to HRC’s gay rights campaign in Southern U.S.

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LGBT Americans face greater social, economic disparities in South, Midwest, Mountain states

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Hawaii Supreme Court hears arguments in challenge to marriage equality law

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Richmond LGBT community responds to anti-gay billboard with positive message

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Newsmakers
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal defends upcoming anti-gay prayer rally

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World
Egypt refers to trial 26 ‘suspected’ gay men arrested in bath house raid

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules conference on Louisiana gay marriage appeal

A statue of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
Views & Voices
The Christian Right does not want you to know about this day…

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho)
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Idaho says its case could help Supreme Court decide nationwide marriage equality

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Judge in Broward County, Florida, grants state’s first same-sex divorce

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Indiana church that booted gay choir director to close due to falling attendance

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New York officials propose coverage for transgender healthcare under Medicaid

Kathy Baldock
Newsmakers
How a sheltered housewife became the foremost in-your-face challenger of Christian homophobia

Kirk Taylor (left) with his son Graeme.
Views & Voices
Religious freedom: Our conflict with a deeply held belief in equality

Robert-Pitman
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U.S. Senate confirms first openly gay judge to sit on the federal bench in Texas

Martina Navratilova (right) and ulia Lemigova.
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Tennis great Martina Navratilova marries partner Julia Lemigova

Miami, Fla.
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Florida clerks association says federal marriage ruling affects only one county

Dr. Jody Kincaid next to his anti-gay message displayed outside his veterinary clinic in Anthony, Texas.
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Veterinarian posts anti-gay message on sign outside Texas animal clinic

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Alleged Philadelphia gay bashers to face trial for aggravated assault, conspiracy

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Appeals court overturns ruling granting sex-change for convicted murderer

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World
Ireland plans May vote on legalizing same-sex marriage

Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Bullen, of Westborough, Mass., left, holds an American flag as U.S. Army veteran Ian Ryan, of Dennis, Mass., front right, rolls up an OutVets banner after marching with a group representing LGBT military veterans in a Veterans Day parade in Boston on Nov. 11, 2014.
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First time in history: Gay veterans to march in Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade

Douglas Pretsell and Peter Gloster.
World
First same-sex couples marry in Scotland as new marriage law takes effect

Chuck Hagel
Views & Voices
Hagel could have ended the military’s transgender exclusion

Tennessee
USA
Tennessee breaks ranks, tells Supreme Court to stay out of marriage debate

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LGBTQ Life
Rosie O’Donnell: ‘Blood doesn’t make a family, love makes a family’

Attorney General Pam Bondi (R-Fla.)
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Florida AG Pam Bondi asks Supreme Court to keep gay marriage ban in place

Finland
World
Finland’s parliament approves marriage equality proposal at second reading

In this June 29, 2013 photo, riot police (OMON) guard gay rights activists who have been beaten by anti-gay protesters during an authorized gay rights rally in St.Petersburg, Russia.
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Report: Russian authorities fail to prevent, prosecute anti-LGBT attacks

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Lawmakers call on HHS to end ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

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Equality Florida launches TransAction Florida to support transgender equality

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Marriage News Watch: Dec. 15, 2014

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World
U.S. Marine charged with murder of Filipino transgender woman

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LGBTQ Life
The new normal: Gay couple featured in Tide (Canadian) TV commercial

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FDA advisory panel has no plans to reconvene, vote on ending gay blood ban

Peter Cahall (right) came out as gay at a Pride Day school assembly on June 4, 2014, attended by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (left).
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D.C. high school principal who came out as gay is losing his job

Attorney General Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
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Ohio asks U.S. Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of gay marriage bans

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Blue Cross extends coverage to married same-sex couples in Alabama

Kem Highfill, left, and Richard Rehm fill out their marriage license at county clerks office Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Madison, Wis. after a federal judge struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
USA
Lawyers who fought Wisconsin marriage ban seek $1.2 million in legal fees

North CarolinaSenate leader Phil Berger (left) and House Speaker Thom Tillis.
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North Carolina GOP leaders to appeal gay marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

The Clarion-Ledger
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Pastor dresses horse in wedding gown to protest ‘consequences’ of gay marriage

Texas
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Judge won’t allow same-sex marriages in Texas while case is being appealed

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Views & Voices
Duggars make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people… will TLC react?

PFOX billboard along Interstates 95/64 in Richmond, Va.
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Sorry PFOX… The model on the ‘ex-gay’ billboard is ‘out and proud,’ not a twin

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‘Christian outfitter’ appeals ruling it discriminated by refusing gay pride shirts

Colleen Condon, left, and Nichols Bleckley are plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging South Carolina's gay marriage ban.
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Lawyers in South Carolina gay marriage case want state to pay legal fees

Gov. Steve Beshear (D-Ky.)
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Kentucky governor makes appeal to Supreme Court in gay marriage case

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Ryan Seacrest to produce transgender documentary series for ABC Family

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Medicare, Medicaid propose new rules to recognize same-sex spouses

Michelle Giorgi and Karen Madrone share a lighter moment with the Rev. Julie Peebles as she officiates in their wedding at the Guilford County Register of Deeds office on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C.
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Report: More lesbians marry than do gay men, gays have lower divorce rate

Kansas
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Kansas now issuing gender-neutral marriage forms

Liz Biondi
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Illinois school board member: No gay candidates for superintendent job

AP (File)
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Study: Gay canvassers more effective at changing minds on marriage equality

Tirana, Albania
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Albania gay rights groups open first LGBTI shelter in Balkan region

Patrick Hope
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Lawmaker responds to anti-gay billboard with bill to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapy for minors

Scott Johnson
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Alabama to recall vanity license plate containing gay slur ‘NOHOMO’

Josh Seefried
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Gay military activist, Outserve co-founder facing sexual assault charges

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New York regulators tell insurers to cover transgender treatment

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) administers the oath of office to Ambassador Ted Osius (right), with Osius' husband Clayton Bond holding the Bible.
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Ted Osius III becomes first openly gay U.S. ambassador to East Asia

Mike Beebe
Newsmakers
Arkansas’ outgoing Democratic governor says he’s still opposes marriage equality

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S.C. says marriage rulings make gay couple’s name change lawsuit moot