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Va. Senate panel rejects second parent adoptions for unmarried, same-sex couples

Friday, January 23, 2015
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A proposal to allow adoption by the partners of unmarried same-sex parents was rejected Friday by a Virginia Senate committee. [...]

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Gay twins whose coming out video went viral, appear with dad on Ellen

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Popular YouTube vloggers, twins Austin and Aaron Rhodes (The Rhodes Bros.), whose emotional video of them coming out to their father has been viewed nearly 15 million times, were guests this week on the Ellen DeGeneres show. [...]

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Dispute over Bible cake with gay slurs raises charge of religious discrimination

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Bakery owner Marjorie Silva stands for a photo inside her own Azucar Bakery, in Denver. Silva is facing a discrimination complaint with Colorado’s Civil Rights Division because she refused to write hateful words about gays on a cake for a customer.
A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married same-sex couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? [...]

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Ben Carson: Congress should oust judges who rule for marriage equality

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Ben Carson, the likely Republican presidential candidate who believes that the gay rights movement is part of a communist conspiracy to bring about the New World Order, wants Congress to intervene in court cases involving marriage equality. [...]

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Starkville, Miss., aldermen: No insurance coverage for same-sex partners

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Starkville aldermen have overridden the mayor's veto of their earlier decision to bar city employees from buying buy health insurance coverage for unmarried domestic partners, including those of the same sex. [...]

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Nebraska lawmakers introduce bills to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Nebraska lawmakers introduced three bills Wednesday that would ban discrimination against LGBT residents, but even supporters noted they face a tough fight in gaining approval for the proposals. [...]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo urges civil rights law for transgender New Yorkers

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says in his state of the state speech Wednesday that the Legislature should pass a bill to add "gender identity or expression" as a protected class. [...]

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Colo. won’t clarify civil unions law until Supreme Court issues marriage ruling

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Colorado won't address some legal questions about civil unions pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. The state currently allows both same-sex marriage and civil unions. [...]

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N.C. Democratic Party chair candidate under fire for transgender insult

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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A candidate for the chairmanship of North Carolina Democratic Party is under fire after insulting a fellow candidate who is transgender at a candidate forum in Gastonia on Tuesday. [...]

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Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex divorce

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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The Mississippi attorney general's office told the court that the state can't grant a divorce to same-sex couple because their marriage is void in Mississippi. [...]

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