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

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 ...

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

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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

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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

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

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 ...

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

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

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, ...

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

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

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’

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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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