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Birth certificate gender change wins initial Colorado House approval

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Colorado state capitol in Denver.
A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has passed its first test in the Colorado Legislature. [...]

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Georgia religious freedom bill stalls in House committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Georgia
The Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to table the bill after nine members backed anti-discrimination language proposed by Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Brookhaven Republican. [...]

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NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious freedom bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people. [...]

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Former-BYU student says he was evicted from apartment over same-sex attraction

Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Village at South Campus in Provo, Utah.
A former Brigham Young University student has sued a university-contracted apartment complex that he says evicted him after he told his roommates he was attracted to men. [...]

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Salesforce cancels all travel to Indiana, won’t subject customers or employees to discrimination

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Marc Benioff
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has made good on a threat that his $4 billion company would "dramatically reduce" its investment in Indiana in response to an anti-LGBT religious freedom law. [...]

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Arkansas governor says he’d sign anti-LGBT religious protection bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.)
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said would open the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians. [...]

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Divisive religious freedom bill sent to full Georgia House committee

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Georgia state capitol in Atlanta
Members of a Georgia House panel made some changes to a divisive "religious freedom" bill, but left opponents who say it could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people dissatisfied. [...]

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Indiana governor Mike Pence signs anti-LGBT ‘religious freedom’ bill into law

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Indiana governor Mike Pence (seated) at a private ceremony to sign a religious freedom bill into law, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it would allow discrimination against LGBT people. [...]

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Texas lawmakers hear bill banning issuing of same-sex marriage licenses

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage arguments this summer. The bill aims to ensure that, regardless of their ruling, same-sex marriage would face challenges in Texas. [...]

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Okla. Senator wants to allow government contractors to discriminate against same-sex couples

Thursday, March 26, 2015
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) wants to allow businesses and organizations access to government contracts and other federal funds even if they discriminate against married, same-sex couples. [...]

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