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Alabama religious groups support Roy Moore’s stand against same-sex marriage

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, leader of the Christian Defense Coalition, speaks in support of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, at a news conference in Montgomery, Ala., on Feb. 25, 2015.
Supporters who rallied around Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore during his 2003 Ten Commandments fight returned to Alabama Wednesday to praise his stand against same-sex marriage. [...]

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Why do bakeries have to sell wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies?

Thursday, February 26, 2015
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Why do some bakeries have to sell gay wedding cakes, but they don't have to sell cakes with homophobic slurs? And what's REALLY at stake here? Unfurrow your confused brow with this Fireside Chat from Matt Baume. [...]

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Cop who objected to riding in gay pride says he was unfairly branded a ‘bigot’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Eric Moutsos
A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious liberties. [...]

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Rabbi who presided over same‑sex wedding leads Texas House in prayer

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Sarah Goodfriend, left, and Suzanne Bryant hold hands with Rabbi Kerry Baker during their wedding ceremony outside of the Travis County Clerk's office in Austin, Texas on Thursday morning, Feb. 19, 2015.
The rabbi who defied Texas' same-sex marriage ban and wed a lesbian couple last week led the morning prayer in the Republican-dominated Texas House on Wednesday, catching staunch supporters of the prohibition off-guard. [...]

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Lawsuit settled over alleged bullying of gay students in Mississippi school district

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Destin Holmes
The Southern Poverty Law Center has announced a settlement of its federal lawsuit alleging that gay students were routinely bullied in a south Mississippi school district. [...]

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Texas lawmaker files complaint against judge who allowed same-sex wedding

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tony Tinderholt
A state lawmaker's complaint has prompted the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate a judge who ordered the issuance of a marriage license to a same-sex couple. [...]

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Arkansas Senate panel rejects anti-LGBT ‘conscience-protection’ bill

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Arkansas state capitol in Little Rock.
A "conscience-protection" proposal in Arkansas that critics call an attempt to sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians has failed before a legislative panel. [...]

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N.C. Senate OKs bill allowing officials to refuse to officiate same-sex marriages

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Some North Carolina court officials could opt out of marriage duties - including same-sex marriages - under legislation approved by the state Senate. [...]

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Southeast Alaska tribal organization to allow same-sex marriages

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson
The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced its new policy following a unanimous vote by the council’s governing board to define legal marriage without a gender requirement. [...]

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Labor Dept. updates Family and Medical Leave Act to include same-sex spouses

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday issued a final rule revising the regulatory definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to include married, same-sex couples. [...]

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