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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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Gay Scoutmaster refuses to step down, church stands by his decision

| Monday, April 7, 2014
Geoffrey McGrath
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America may have revoked his membership, but openly gay Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath is continuing his role as a leader with the support of his church.

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Neb. bill prohibiting anti-gay employment discrimination faces resistance

| Friday, April 4, 2014
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A bill that would protect Nebraska residents from employment discrimination based on their sexual orientation is facing resistance from some Nebraska lawmakers.

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Minn. Senate passes anti-bullying ‘Safe and Supportive Schools Act’

| Friday, April 4, 2014
schools
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota state Senate voted Thursday to pass the “Safe and Supportive Schools Act,” a bill, which would require all Minnesota school districts to develop and enforce a plan to reduce bullying.

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Honey Maid responds to anti-gay critics who called ad campaign ‘disgusting’

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
Honey-Maid-response
From the makers of Honey Maid graham crackers comes the official response to critics who labeled their “This is Wholesome” ad campaign “disgusting” because it prominently featured same-sex parents among its collection of real American families.

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Fla. man charged with attempting to burn, kill lesbian couple and their eight kids

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
Braulio Valenzuela
MIAMI -- A Florida man faces ten counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of arson for allegedly attempting to burn and kill a lesbian couple and their eight children.

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Mozilla CEO resigns amid controversy surrounding anti-gay marriage donation

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
Firefox
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a same-sex marriage ban in California. The Mountain View, Calif.-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week.

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Same-sex spouses to be recognized for Medicare eligibility, enrollment

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
Medicare
WASHINGTON -- The Obama Administration announced Thursday that same-sex spouses will be recognized in administering several aspects of the Medicare program, regardless of where the couple resides.

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Jury finds mother guilty of murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

| Thursday, April 3, 2014
Jessica Dutro
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon woman has been found guilty of the murder of her 4-year-old son. Prosecutors said Jessica Dutro believed her son was gay, and that was the motive behind the beatings that led to his death.

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