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Okla. Senator wants to allow government contractors to discriminate against same-sex couples

| Thursday, March 26, 2015
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) wants to allow businesses and organizations access to government contracts and other federal funds even if they discriminate against married, same-sex couples.

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

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tom-Sosnik
Moved by the recent death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik of Fresno, Calif., stood before his classmates earlier this month to announce that he is transgender.

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Study: Anti-LGBT discrimination costs Florida employers $362 million annually

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Florida-sign
Discrimination against LGBT workers in Florida costs employers more than $362-million a year, according to a report released by a coalition of major employers in the state.

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

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Paul Shepherd
An Idaho Republican lawmaker's political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists who have given the site a rainbow makeover.

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Bar patron says he was assaulted, called gay slur by hotel bouncer

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bobby Beltran
Bobby Beltran, 31, says the incident occurred March 15 after he and a his friends were asked to leave the W Hotel bar because they were too drunk.

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Missouri Presbyterian Churches receive threats following same-sex marriage announcement

COLIN MURPHY | Boom Magazine | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
At least four southeast Missouri Presbyterian churches have received letters threatening to burn their buildings to the ground following the Presbyterian Church USA’s decision to allow same-sex marriages.

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California AG moves to block ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative from going forward

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has moved to block a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to amend the California penal code to make gay or lesbian sex a capital offense punishable by "bullets to the head or by any other convenient method."

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

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) wrote Wednesday to Gov. Mike Pence urging him to veto the proposed "religious freedom" bill that critics say would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.

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HBO cancels ‘Looking’

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
"Looking" cast members (from left) Frankie J. Alvarez), Jonathan Groff and  Murray Bartlett.
The move marks a rare early-run cancelation by HBO, which often lets modestly performing titles continue for years. Looking ran for two seasons and 18 episodes, with its second-season finale airing Sunday night.

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

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Texas
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages - even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.

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