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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The Michigan woman whose Planet Fitness membership was revoked following repeated complaints about the gym's policy to allow a transgender woman to use the women's locker room has filed a lawsuit against the chain.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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Roy Moore: ‘No court has authority to redefine what God proposed in Genesis’

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks at the Defense of the Texas Marriage Amendment Rally outside of the Texas State Capitol on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Austin, Texas.
“Nothing in the Constitution of the United States, nothing in the laws or precedence of the federal courts give federal courts any authority over domestic policy of family and marriage..."

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American Family Association reminds Supreme Court whose idea marriage was ‘in the first place’

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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The American Family Association on Tuesday published a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post to remind U.S. Supreme Court justices that "only God can define marriage."

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Indiana governor ‘looking forward’ to signing anti-LGBT religious freedom bill into law

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
Indiana governor Mike Pence says he is looking forward to signing a religious freedom bill that LGBT rights groups say is among the most sweeping "license to discriminate" bills introduced this year.

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Equality House celebrates anniversary with kiss outside Westboro church

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Dozens celebrate the second anniversary of Equality House in Topeka, Kan., with a kiss outside the Westboro Baptist Church.
Equality House, located across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, home to anti-gay extremists famous for their “Gods Hate Fags” protests, celebrated its second anniversary over the weekend with one big smooch.

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Texas same-sex marriage opponents call for ‘Biblical marriage’ in rally at state capitol

| Monday, March 23, 2015
Marriage equality opponents rally outside the Texas state capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, 2015.
About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call "Biblical marriage" at an event headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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Russia moves to stop United Nations staff benefits for married, same-sex couples

| Monday, March 23, 2015
United Nations headquarters in New York.
Russia has asked a United Nations General Assembly committee to vote on its proposal to stop the world body extending staff benefits to all married same-sex couples.

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Oklahoma denies ‘LGBTALY’ license plate because ‘it’s sexual in nature’

| Monday, March 23, 2015
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The Oklahoma Tax commission has denied a man's application for a personalized license plate supporting the LGBT community because it carries "a sexual connotation."

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