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Human rights pledge urged for future Olympic host countries

| Saturday, February 22, 2014
Darron Cummings, APA fan carries a Russian flag while walking in the Olympic Plaza during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.
Citing widespread dismay with Russia's anti-gay laws, a coalition of more than 30 human rights and gay rights groups is calling on the International Olympic Committee to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

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Va. state delegate comes out, becomes second openly gay state lawmaker

| Saturday, February 22, 2014
Mark D. Sickles
RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia delegate from Fairfax has become the second openly gay member of the state legislature. Del. Mark D. Sickles announced that he is gay in a Washington Post opinion column on Friday.

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Wedding bells ring early for same-sex couples in Illinois’ Cook County

| Friday, February 21, 2014
Cook County Clerk David Orr, left, performs a marriage ceremony for Theresa Volpe, second from left, and Mercedes Santos on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Chicago.
CHICAGO — Jubilant same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses in Chicago on Friday after a federal judge ruled there was no reason for residents of Illinois' largest county to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect, a decision some hope will prompt county clerks statewide to begin issuing the documents.

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Protesters rally at Ariz. state capitol to demand governor veto anti-gay bill

| Friday, February 21, 2014
Protestors rally at the Arizona state capitol complex demanding that Gov. Jan Brewer veto SB 1062.
PHOENIX — Hundreds of people have gathered at the Arizona Capitol to demand that Gov. Jan Brewer veto legislation that would allow business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religious beliefs.

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Federal prosecutors charge Texas man with hate crime in attack on gay man

| Friday, February 21, 2014
Arron Keahey
DALLAS — Federal prosecutors have charged a 19-year-old North Texas man of a hate crime for an attack that left a gay man hospitalized for 10 days with skull and face fractures.

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Ariz. governor asked to veto bill allowing religious discrimination against gays

| Friday, February 21, 2014
APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)
[caption id="attachment_129729" align="alignleft" width="665"] APGov. Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.)[/caption] PHOENIX — Four years after igniting a national uproar over immigration, the Arizona Legislature has jumped into the battle over gay rights with a piece of legislation that had opponents on Friday predicting business boycotts against the...

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Ind. GOP leader sanctions Senator amid intraparty fight over gay marriage ban

| Friday, February 21, 2014
David Long
INDIANAPOLIS — The top Republicans in the Indiana Senate removed a conservative senator from a leadership position this week in the wake of an intraparty fight over amending the state's constitution to ban gay marriage.

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Pro-LGBT lawmaker says Ariz. bill tells gays ‘We don’t want you here’

| Friday, February 21, 2014
Michael Schennum, The Arizona Republic (AP)House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, (D) Phoenix, argues on the House Floor in Phoenix on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, that House Bill 2153 would discriminate against gays and others. The measure, written by the conservative advocacty group Center for Arizona Policy and the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom, would allow individuals to use religious beliefs as a defense in a lawsuit filed by another individual.
Arizona state lawmaker Chad Campbell, an LGBT rights advocate and vocal opponent of a bill passed in the state legislature that would allow for religious discrimination against LGBT people, appeared on CNN on Friday to discuss the implications of the measure should it be signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer.

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U.S. conservatives form global coalition to encourage anti-gay laws abroad

| Friday, February 21, 2014
Scott Lively
WASHINGTON -- Two longtime opponents of the U.S. gay-rights movement on Friday announced formation of a coalition that will seek to persuade more countries around the world to follow Russia's example in passing laws that restrict gay rights.

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Arizona – Why You Gotta Be So Mean?

| Friday, February 21, 2014
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It’s not just the LGBTQ folks who should be upset by this hideous Arizona law. Every American should be concerned that by simply being who you are you can be refused service, refused a place to live, refused a job, refused anything if someone believes that to give you said thing or service would violate their practice and observance of their religion. And what sort of religion would encourage anyone to discriminate? You either believe that love and peace is for every human being or you do not...

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