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Tax records: Chick-fil-A donations to anti-LGBT groups nearly doubled in 2011

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A — embroiled in a controversy last year surrounding the millions of dollars it donated in 2009 and 2010 to anti-gay organizations — almost doubled it’s charitable donations to anti-gay groups in 2011, according to newly released IRS documents. [ Read more → ]
John Eastman

NOM board chairman says families with adopted children are ‘second best’

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Just two weeks before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's ban on same-sex marriage, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Board Chairman John Eastman referred to families with adopted children as “second best.” [ Read more → ]

Transgender protections bill fails to pass Maryland senate committee

Thursday, March 14, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A bill that would have prohibited discrimination against transgender Marylanders in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations, failed on Thursday to pass a committee vote. [ Read more → ]
Mikey Partida suffered injuries to his eyes, neck, and head, among other injuries, in an alleged hate crime attack on March 10.

Davis, Calif., police ID suspect in possible hate crime attack on gay man

Thursday, March 14, 2013
DAVIS, Calif. -- Police in Davis, Calif., have identified a suspect in a brutal attack on a gay man last weekend, and said they were investigating the violent beating as a possible hate crime. [ Read more → ]

U.S. Congress members from Ill. urge state lawmakers to approve marriage bill

Thursday, March 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Seven U.S. Congress members from Illinois are urging state lawmakers in Springfield to support a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Diverse U.S. Supreme Court justices, families mirror country

Thursday, March 14, 2013
The varied family portraits of the U.S. Supreme Court justices are somewhat at odds with the arguments of gay marriage opponents who stress the unique ability of heterosexual couples to have babies as a reason to uphold bans on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill’s latest approach is to send gay kids to see a psychiatrist

Thursday, March 14, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn -- Another new version of Tennessee's Classroom Protection Act, more commonly known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, would require teachers to send gay students to see a psychiatrist. [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey denounces Girl Scouts for supporting ‘homosexual lifestyles’

Thursday, March 14, 2013
It’s that time of year again when Girl Scouts sell cookies… and right-wing activists attack the Girl Scouts. [ Read more → ]

R.I. state Senate schedules hearing on marriage equality bill

Thursday, March 14, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The debate over same-sex marriage in Rhode Island is expected to heat up once again now that the state Senate has scheduled a key legislative hearing. [ Read more → ]

Nebraska lawmakers to hear bills to expand LGBT rights

Thursday, March 14, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. — Lawmakers are preparing to hear three bills on Thursday aimed at expanding rights for its LGBT residents. The Legislature's Judiciary Committee will hear testimony Thursday on legislation that would stop discrimination against LGBT employees, and extend rights to people seeking to adopt or provide foster care to a child. [ Read more → ]
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