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New-Mexico

AG opinion sought on New Mexico’s vague marriage law

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico county clerk is asking Attorney General Gary King for a legal opinion on whether county clerks may issue licenses for same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
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Idaho House, Senate plan joint forum on protections for LGBT residents

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
BOISE, Idaho — Adding protections for gays and lesbians to Idaho's Human Rights Act won't get a vote this year. But it is due be discussed, at least informally. [ Read more → ]
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Vt. House passes bill requiring equal heath coverage for married, gay couples

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont House of Representatives has voted to require out-of-state companies that offer health coverage to the spouses of opposite-sex married couples to provide the same benefits to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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‘Equality House’ moves in across the street from anti-gay Westboro church

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Planting Peace, a progressive non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation, has purchased a house across the street from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church compound, giving it a new paint job that pays homage to the rainbow flag, a symbol of LGBT pride. [ Read more → ]
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Fla. appeals court upholds ruling that posting threats on Facebook is a felony

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida appeals court ruled Monday that posting threats on one's personal Facebook page can be prosecuted under state law. [ Read more → ]
Santa-Fe-NM

Santa Fe officials say gay marriage is legal in N.M., advise clerks to issue licenses

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and a City Council member say New Mexico county clerks should issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and Santa Fe's city attorney says it'd be legal to do so. [ Read more → ]
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N.J. teen whose coming out went viral, testifies against conversion therapy

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Jacob Rudolph, the LGBT teen from New Jersey who came out at a school awards ceremony, testified before a state Senate committee on Monday, calling for a statewide ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy. [ Read more → ]
Nevada

Resolution seeks to repeal Nevada’s ban on same-sex marriage

Monday, March 18, 2013
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A resolution to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution defining marriage as between and man and a woman, paving the way to legalize same-sex marriage, has been introduced in the Nevada Senate. [ Read more → ]
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Tennessee state House OK’s bill allowing discrimination by college clubs

Monday, March 18, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would prohibit public universities and colleges from implementing non-discrimination policies for student groups. [ Read more → ]
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Fischer: GOP should not ‘pander’ to ignorant, naive, uneducated voters on gay rights issues

Monday, March 18, 2013
Bryan Fischer is not at all impressed by the Republican National Committee’s “autopsy” of what has gone wrong with the GOP leading to back-to-back election losses, and is especially miffed about findings that the party’s hostility to gay rights is turning off younger voters. [ Read more → ]
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