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South Bend tables vote on LGBT inclusive workplace discrimination bill

The South Bend Common Council has voted to table the human rights ordinance that would have extended employment discrimination protection to its gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender citizens. ...

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‘Target’ political donation helps fund anti-gay candidate for Governor

Target Corporation has come under fire from gay rights advocates and LGBT activists for contributing to Minnesota Forward, a political action group that has come out in support of anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. ...

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New Jersey Supreme Court refuses to hear gay marriage case

The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case from six same-sex couples seeking the right to marry, saying the case needs to wind its way through the lower courts first. ...

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Grad student alleges school trying to force her to change her anti-gay beliefs

A Georgia graduate student has filed a lawsuit accusing Augusta State University officials of violating her constitutional rights -- she claims the school told her that her anti-gay beliefs are incompatible with the standards of her desired profession. ...

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ACLU, seven same-sex couples sue Montana for equal protections

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and seven gay couples in Montana filed a lawsuit against the state this week for failing to offer legal protections to same-sex couples and their families. ...

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CA county settles suit with gay man separated from dying partner

California's Sonoma County has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a lawsuit by an elderly gay man who claimed he was separated from his dying partner, accused of abuse, and left penniless when county officials auctioned the contents of their ...

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Judge: AZ can’t end domestic partner benefits for state employees

A federal judge on Friday issued an injunction preventing the State of Arizona from enforcing a law that would have prevented lesbian and gay state employees and their domestic partners from receiving health benefits, referring to it as illegal discrimination. ...

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Todd Ransom: Mormon family breaks silence about gay man’s suicide

Updated 7/26/10: Last week, Todd Ransom, a 28 year-old gay man from Orem, Utah, committed suicide. While it is unclear why exactly Ransom took his life, friends report that he struggled to reconcile his sexual orientation with his Mormon ...

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GLAAD gives MTV high marks in fourth annual Network Responsibility Index

MTV has been awarded high marks from Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), earning an “Excellent” rating from the advocacy group for its portrayal of gay, lesbian and transgender people on television. ...

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Choi discharged from National Guard under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Lt. Dan Choi, an Iraq war veteran who has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," the military ban on openly gay service members, has been discharged from the Army National Guard. ...

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