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Ohio judge fines club in Columbus’ first-ever transgender discrimination case

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A municipal court judge in Columbus, Ohio, has ordered owners of a private dining and business networking club to pay a $1,000 fine in the city’s first-ever transgender discrimination case. [ Read more → ]
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Minn. state House committee approves same-sex marriage bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota House committee moments ago voted to advance a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Boy Scouts distribute more than 1 million surveys seeking input on gay ban

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
IRVING, Texas -- The Boy Scouts of America, who are considering revising their ban on gay scouts, have sent a questionnaire to Scout families, asking them how they’d feel about having openly scouts or gays and lesbians serving as Scout leaders. [ Read more → ]
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Tenn. bill would permit student counselors to reject clients based on religious beliefs

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A former Tennessee state lawmaker turned anti-gay activist has helped draft a bill in the state legislature that would allow graduate student counselors to reject clients based on religious beliefs. [ Read more → ]
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Minnesota Senate committee advances same-sex marriage bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Minnesota Senate committee has voted to advance a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure by a vote of 5-3. [ Read more → ]
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‘Concerned father and husband’ testifies same-sex marriage will spread AIDS

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Mike Frey, a self-described "concerned Minnesotan father and husband," testified before a Minnesota state House committee hearing on a proposed same-sex marriage bill, and offered a jaw-dropping, graphic lesson in anal sex, concluding that same-sex marriage would lead to the spread of AIDS, resulting in a "health risk to the society at large." [ Read more → ]
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Civil rights groups urge Ky. governor to veto religious freedoms bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- LGBT advocates and civil rights groups have joined with the American Civil Liberities Union (ACLU) in calling on Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to veto a religious freedom bill approved in the state Senate last week. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT advocacy groups hail passage of Colorado civil unions bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- LGBT advocacy groups on Tuesday commended the Colorado General Assembly for passing the Colorado Civil Union Act, which provides gay and straight couples the legal benefits, protections, and responsibilities that are granted to married spouses under Colorado state law. [ Read more → ]
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Minn. committees hear emotional testimony on same-sex marriage bill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A mother's voice tearfully trembled as she spoke of seeing her gay son marry one day. A child plainly asked Minnesota lawmakers: "Which parent do I not need, my mom or my dad?" [ Read more → ]
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Former Minn. lawmaker say she regrets vote for gay marriage ban

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A former Minnesota state lawmaker on Tuesday said she has always regretted her vote for a constitutional amendment that would have limited marriage to one man and one woman. [ Read more → ]
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