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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 → ]
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 → ]

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 → ]

U.S. Supreme Court to release same-day audio recordings of marriage cases

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will release audio recordings of next week's arguments in two same-sex marriage cases just a few hours after they conclude. [ Read more → ]

LA city council approves $1.25 million settlement in lesbian discrimination case

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.25 million settlement Wednesday to a current and former officer who accused the Police Department of discriminating against them and harassing them because they are lesbians. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Shocked

Audio recording emerges of singer Michelle Shocked’s anti-gay rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Audio emerged Wednesday of folk singer Michelle Shocked's performance at a San Francisco club on Sunday night, in which her anti-gay remarks have led to a firestorm of criticism among the LGBT community and its allies, and led to an abrupt end to her U.S. tour. [ Read more → ]
Idaho state capitol in Boise.

Idaho lawmakers hear pleas for statewide LGBT protections

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The forum in the Idaho Capitol's Lincoln Auditorium came a year after Republican senators rejected introducing a bill to revamp the Human Rights Act. Advocates requested Wednesday's session in hopes of one day winning enough support, even though GOP members who control the committee say there will be no renewed vote on the issue this year. [ Read more → ]
Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar: Homosexuality is a ‘grave evil’ akin to pedophilia, murder, slavery

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Gary DeMar of American Vision, a Christian Reconstructionist group, is out with two new columns attacking Hillary Clinton and Rob Portman for endorsing marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked says she was misunderstood; distances herself from anti-gay rant

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Folk singer Michelle Shocked, who stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, “God hates fags," only to see the remaining dates of her U.S. tour cancelled, has now issued two rambling statements in which she distances herself from the tirade that has brought her widespread criticism from the LGBT community and allies. [ Read more → ]
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