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Middle school student branded with ‘fag’ slur on back of his neck by bullies

Thursday, March 21, 2013
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- A 12-year-old middle school student was branded with a homophobic slur in the latest school bullying incident, in which his mother describes as the "last straw." [ Read more → ]
John Kasich

Spokesman: Ohio governor misspoke when he said he supported civil unions

Thursday, March 21, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich misspoke when he told a Cincinnati television station that he supports civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, his spokesman said Thursday. [ Read more → ]
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 → ]

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 → ]

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’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 → ]
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