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Pro-LGBT church: Boy Scouts violating our religious freedom by ousting gay Scoutmaster

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Geoffrey McGrath
SEATTLE -- The pastor of an LGBT-welcoming church says the Boy Scouts of America is infringing on her church's religious freedom in its efforts to oust their openly gay Scoutmaster.

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Australia’s major sports leagues pledge to fight anti-gay discrimination

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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SYDNEY -- Chief executives of Australia's major sports leagues have signed a commitment to eliminate discrimination against gay people among their teams, players and spectators.

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Lively: Gays are ‘using parts of the body in ways they’re not supposed to be used’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Scott  Lively
Anti-gay crusader and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was a guest on the "The Alan Colmes Show" Tuesday, where he attempted to explain why “homosexuality is a behavioral disorder on par with alcoholism or eating disorders.”

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Mike Huckabee: ‘I’m not homophobic … this is the right side of the Bible’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mike-Huckabee
Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday told an Iowa audience that he is not a hater, not homophobic, and is merely standing on the "right side of the Bible."

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Study: Simply talking to people about gay marriage makes them more tolerant

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
vox-marriage-study
It turns out that good old fashioned human-to-human conversation really can change people's minds. VOX reports that a new study from professors at UCLA and Columbia University found that simply talking about marriage equality with those who oppose it can help to shift their perspective...

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UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Derrick Gordon
AMHERST, Mass. -- UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball.

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Texas school suspends transgender substitute teacher after parents complain

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Laura-Jane-Klug
LUMBERTON, Texas -- A transgender substitute teacher said she has been told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained about her.

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Transgender student files housing complaint against Christian university

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Jayce
NEWBERG, Ore. -- A transgender student has filed a discrimination complaint against a Christian university, alleging the school is discriminating against him by not allowing him to live in the men's dormitories.

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Ohio governor backs AG’s plan to fight against same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio), left, and Attorney General Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that he supports the decision of his fellow Republican, Attorney General Mike DeWine, to appeal a court ruling that would force Ohio to recognize the legal, out-of-state marriages of its gay and lesbian residents. [caption id="attachment_134711"...

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LBJ daughters talk gay marriage: Bigotry is ‘just one more expression of hate’

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Johnsons
In a new interview to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the daughters of former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson discuss marriage equality for same-sex couples, and reflect on what their father might think of same-sex marriage.

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