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Bar patron says he was assaulted, called gay slur by hotel bouncer

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Bobby Beltran
Bobby Beltran, 31, says the incident occurred March 15 after he and a his friends were asked to leave the W Hotel bar because they were too drunk.

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Missouri Presbyterian Churches receive threats following same-sex marriage announcement

COLIN MURPHY | Boom Magazine | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
At least four southeast Missouri Presbyterian churches have received letters threatening to burn their buildings to the ground following the Presbyterian Church USA’s decision to allow same-sex marriages.

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California AG moves to block ‘shoot the gays’ ballot initiative from going forward

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has moved to block a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to amend the California penal code to make gay or lesbian sex a capital offense punishable by "bullets to the head or by any other convenient method."

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Church says it will ‘reconsider’ Indianapolis convention if governor signs anti-LGBT bill

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind.
Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) wrote Wednesday to Gov. Mike Pence urging him to veto the proposed "religious freedom" bill that critics say would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.

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HBO cancels ‘Looking’

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
"Looking" cast members (from left) Frankie J. Alvarez), Jonathan Groff and  Murray Bartlett.
The move marks a rare early-run cancelation by HBO, which often lets modestly performing titles continue for years. Looking ran for two seasons and 18 episodes, with its second-season finale airing Sunday night.

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Texas lawmakers to hear bill to block marriage licenses for same-sex couples

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Texas
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages - even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.

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Major gaming convention says it may leave Indiana if governor signs anti-LGBT bill

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
gencon
The organizers of Indianapolis' largest convention say they'll move the event elsewhere if Gov. Mike Pence signs a religious freedom bill that could legalize discrimination against LGBT people.

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Michigan woman sues Planet Fitness over revoked membership, trans-friendly policy

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Planet Fitness' "judgement free zone" policy includes transgender-friendly facilities.
The Michigan woman whose Planet Fitness membership was revoked following repeated complaints about the gym's policy to allow a transgender woman to use the women's locker room has filed a lawsuit against the chain.

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Mississippi man says attack on gay man was not a hate crime, victim threatened to out him

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
James Scott is charged in the beating of Devin Norman on March 20 in Corinth, Miss.
A Mississippi man accused of brutally beating a gay man says the attack was not a hate crime, and that the victim had threatened to expose his sexual orientation.

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Calif. activist fights ‘shoot the gays’ ballot proposal with ‘intolerant jackass’ initiative

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Charlotte Laws
A California activist says she is "fighting fire with fire" by proposing an "intolerant jackass" ballot initiative in response to another ballot proposal that calls for gays to be punished by "bullets to the head."

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