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Florida couples ask Supreme Court to reject extending stay of marriage ruling

| Thursday, December 18, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
The couples are asking the court to allow Florida same-sex couples to marry after the existing stay expires on January 5.

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Cold case task force leads to arrest in 1989 murder of transgender woman

| Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The arrest last week is the first for a newly formed Orange County cold case task force.

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Texas lawmakers introduce joint adoption bills for LGBT parents

| Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) and Sen. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) filed companion bills Wednesday to amend the Texas Health and Safety Code.

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Indiana judge allows birth certificate change for transgender man

| Thursday, December 18, 2014
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A judge in Indiana has allowed a transgender man who underwent sex reassignment surgery to have his birth certificate modified to reflect that he was born male.

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LGBT Americans face greater social, economic disparities in South, Midwest, Mountain states

| Thursday, December 18, 2014
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The Williams Institute reviews social climate, demographic, economic and health indicators, and highlights disparities between states with and without LGBT non-discrimination laws.

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Missouri public schools insurer to offer coverage to same-sex spouses, families

COLIN MURPHY | Boom Magazine | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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EducationPlus' Cooperating School District Insurance Trust currently provides insurance benefits to 16,000 school employees, retirees, spouses and dependents in 26 area school districts.

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal defends upcoming anti-gay prayer rally

| Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
The event, called The Response, has drawn heavy criticism because of the anti-gay views of its sponsor organization, the American Family Association.

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Egypt refers to trial 26 ‘suspected’ gay men arrested in bath house raid

| Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cairo, Egypt
The official from the prosecutors' office said the trial will begin Sunday, only two weeks after the men were arrested in a much publicized raid on a Cairo bathhouse.

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U.S. Supreme Court schedules conference on Louisiana gay marriage appeal

| Wednesday, December 17, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court
In September, a federal judge upheld Louisiana’s ban, a rare loss for marriage equality advocates who, at the time, had won more than 20 consecutive rulings overturning bans in other states.

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