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Destin Holmes

SPLC alleges Miss. school district allowed gay students to be bullied, harassed

Thursday, March 21, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. — An advocacy group said Thursday that gay and lesbian students at a south Mississippi school are subjected to bullying and harassment from classmates and faculty. [ Read more → ]
Howard Schultz

Starbucks CEO: We support marriage equality, and if you don’t like it, sell your stock

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company's decision to support marriage equality, and told investors that if they weren't on board, they could sell their stock and go elsewhere. [ Read more → ]
David Rangel

New York police announce arrests in murder of gay man

Thursday, March 21, 2013
NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department says it has arrested two men in connection with the murder of a gay man earlier this year in his Queens apartment. [ Read more → ]
Plaintiffs (from left): Kim Kiel, Rose Griego, Miriam Rand, and Ona Porter

Same-sex couples file lawsuit seeking freedom to marry in New Mexico

Thursday, March 21, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Two same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry filed a lawsuit Thursday in Albuquerque’s district court after they applied for and were denied marriage licenses by the Bernalillo County Clerk. [ Read more → ]
Bisbee, Ariz. Source

Town poised to be first in Arizona to approve same-sex civil unions

Thursday, March 21, 2013
BISBEE, Ariz. -- The town of Bisbee, Ariz., is poised to become the first municipality in Arizona to legalize civil unions for same-six couples. [ Read more → ]
Cameroon-report

Report: Cameroon most aggressive country in prosecuting suspected gays

Thursday, March 21, 2013
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast -- Cameroon prosecutes people for consensual same-sex conduct more aggressively than almost any country in the world, four human rights organizations said in a report released Thursday. [ Read more → ]
nm-flag

ACLU to announce ‘groundbreaking’ N.M. lawsuit on same-sex marriage

Thursday, March 21, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is set announce a major lawsuit on same-sex marriage in the state. [ Read more → ]
Canada-flag

Canada’s House of Commons approves transgender rights bill

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
OTTAWA -- Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against transgender people. The bill now goes to the Senate, which is unelected and is expected to approve it. [ Read more → ]
Chris Christie

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie undecided on proposed ban on ‘ex-gay’ therapy

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
STONE HARBOR, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday that he is undecided on whether the state should ban the controversial use of "gay conversion therapy." [ Read more → ]
school-bus-lgbt

Pa. school to allow gay-straight alliance for one week while it reconsiders vote

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- In an effort to avoid a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a Pennsylvania school district said it would allow a gay-straight alliance to meet until the school board can reconsider its application at next week's meeting. [ Read more → ]
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