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Jeb Bush to name openly gay man as Communications Director

| Saturday, February 21, 2015
Tim Miller
Likely GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush plans to name Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising PAC, as his top communications aide, according to a report Friday by POLITICO.

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Thailand bans foreigners, same-sex couples from seeking surrogacy services

| Saturday, February 21, 2015
Thailand
Thailand’s parliament has passed legislation passed a law banning foreigners and same-sex couples from seeking surrogacy services.

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Ireland sets date for national vote on legalizing same-sex marriage

| Saturday, February 21, 2015
Dublin, Ireland
Voters in Ireland will head to the polls on May 22 to determine whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.

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Federal lawsuit filed against Georgia DOC on behalf of transgender inmate

PATRICK SAUNDERS | The GA Voice | Saturday, February 21, 2015
Ashely Diamond
The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal lawsuit against the Georgia Department of Corrections on behalf of a transgender inmate who attorneys allege has been denied medical treatment and has been sexually assaulted by other inmates at her men’s prison.

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Memphis woman accused of beating son for being ‘too feminine and too gay’

| Friday, February 20, 2015
Jacqueline Alexander
A Tennessee woman is charged with domestic assault after allegedly punching her son in the face for being “too feminine and too gay."

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Finland president signs marriage equality bill, law takes effect in 2017

| Friday, February 20, 2015
Finland
Finland's president has signed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in the Nordic country, but because the reform will require wide-ranging changes in other legislation, the new marriage act will not take effect until 2017.

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HRC to examine if Roy Moore coordinated lawsuit against same-sex marriage

| Friday, February 20, 2015
Roy Moore
The Human Rights Campaign filed an Alabama Open Records request on Thursday seeking government email and phone records of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to determine his role in a third-party lawsuit against marriage equality in the state.

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CNN poll: 63 percent of Americans say same-sex couples have a right to marry

| Friday, February 20, 2015
File
Sixty-three percent of Americans say that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry and have their marriages recognized by the law as valid, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Thursday.

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Former Atlanta fire chief alleges religious discrimination in lawsuit against city, mayor

The GA Voice | Thursday, February 19, 2015
Cochran-lawsuit
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed, alleging his constitutional rights were violated when he was fired from his job after writing a book that included passages comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia.

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Transgender teen cites family bullying in suicide note: #HisNameWasZander

| Thursday, February 19, 2015
Zander Mahaffey
Another transgender teen has taken his own life, leaving behind a suicide note describing sexual trauma and alleged bullying by family members.

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