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Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Saturday, April 18, 2015
A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students after complaints by parents and students voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. [...]

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Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker named director of local HRC chapter

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Patricia Todd
Democratic state Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham was introduced Friday as the new state director of the Human Rights Campaign in Alabama. [...]

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Cardinal Francis George
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who fought tirelessly against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Illinois, and who once compared LGBT people to the Ku Klux Klan, died after a long fight with cancer. [...]

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El Salvador approves measures banning same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Friday, April 17, 2015
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A package of constitutional reforms approved Thursday night would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador and also bar same-sex couples from adopting children. [...]

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Mexico’s Supreme Court says laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are ‘discriminatory’

Friday, April 17, 2015
Mexico's Supreme Court in Mexico City
A strongly-worded statement the court posted to its website said the majority of the judges who considered a case that challenged portions of the state of Sinaloa’s family code defining marriage between a man and a woman found them to be unconstitutional. [...]

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Guam governor refuses to allow marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Friday, April 17, 2015
Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R-Guam)
The nation's largest gay rights organization and Guam's biggest newspaper are blasting the territory's governor for not allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples. [...]

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What would happen to their son if something happens to them?

Friday, April 17, 2015
Britini Rogers, left and Brittani Henry with their son Jayseon in Middletown, Ohio. An impending birth spurred Henry and Rogers to get married. It’s the possibility of an untimely death that pushed them to become part of the same-sex marriage legal actions now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
An impending birth prompted Brittani Henry and Brittni Rogers to get married. Worries about what the future holds pushed them to join legal cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court. [...]

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Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic surgical treatments

Friday, April 17, 2015
This circa 1990 photo provided by George Pagonis shows his child, Jennifer Pagonis, who now identifies as "Pidgeon," in Chicago. Pagonis was born intersex, an umbrella term for several conditions in which an infant's reproductive anatomy doesn't conform to standard definitions of male or female.
She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls. Only she wasn't... [...]

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Another judge rejects Kentucky same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A Kentucky judge on Thursday has ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses but put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar challenge to gay marriage bans. [...]

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Judge rejects motions to downgrade charges in Philly gay bashing

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A judge has refused to downgrade charges against three people accused of beating a gay couple on a Philadelphia street in September. [...]

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