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Texas school suspends transgender substitute teacher after parents complain

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Laura-Jane-Klug
LUMBERTON, Texas -- A transgender substitute teacher said she has been told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained about her.

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Transgender student files housing complaint against Christian university

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Jayce
NEWBERG, Ore. -- A transgender student has filed a discrimination complaint against a Christian university, alleging the school is discriminating against him by not allowing him to live in the men's dormitories.

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LBJ daughters talk gay marriage: Bigotry is ‘just one more expression of hate’

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Johnsons
In a new interview to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the daughters of former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson discuss marriage equality for same-sex couples, and reflect on what their father might think of same-sex marriage.

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Simpson: Time to ‘live and let live’ and allow gay couples the freedom to marry

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Alan-Simpson
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, a Republican, says it’s time to “live and let live” and allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry.

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Poll: Majority of Wisconsin voters support marriage equality

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. -- A new poll released Tuesday finds a majority of Wisconsin voters favor legalizing same-sex marriage, a significant increase over polling five years ago.

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Univ. of Kentucky survey asks students if homosexuality is a mental illness

| Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Univ-of-Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky has issued a campus-wide student survey that asks students if they’d rather be gay or straight, whether homosexuality was a sin, and if they believed homosexuality was a mental illness.

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S.C. lawmaker claims university program is designed to recruit lesbians

| Monday, April 7, 2014
Mike Fair
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A South Carolina college that recently lost $17,000 in state funds after it assigned students a gay-themed book, has cancelled a solo performance with same-sex themes after a state lawmaker accused the school of trying to recruit lesbians.

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Saginaw, Mich., city council to consider LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

| Monday, April 7, 2014
TownMaps USA
SAGINAW, Mich. -- The Saginaw, Mich., city council is considering a proposed ordinance to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Westboro Baptist protesters chased out of Okla. town by unwelcoming residents

| Monday, April 7, 2014
Moore-Okla
MOORE, Okla. -- If members of the Topeka-Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church thought they'd find a friendly reception in nearby Oklahoma, they were mistaken. In fact, when church members brought their "God hates fags" and "God hates America" protest to Moore, Okla., on Sunday, they were met by an unwelcoming, angry crowd.

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