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Benhams working to defeat Charlotte ‘depraved’ non-discrimination ordinance

Friday, February 27, 2015
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David and Jason Benham say they're working to defeat a proposed LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance in Charlotte, N.C., which David Benham called “so depraved and just absolutely craziness.” [...]

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Cop who objected to riding in gay pride says he was unfairly branded a ‘bigot’

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Eric Moutsos
A former Salt Lake City police officer who was put on leave and later resigned after he objected to riding in the motorcycle brigade at the front of last year's gay pride parade is speaking out against what he believes was a violation of his religious liberties. [...]

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Democratic icon Barney Frank on Congress, gay rights and partisan echo chambers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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The highest profile openly gay member of Congress retired in 2013 after 32 years, leaving a legacy of legislation on financial reform as well as changes in perceptions and laws about homosexuality.
(Los Angeles Times) [...]

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Graham Moore’s Oscar speech was not intended for LGBT kids

Monday, February 23, 2015
Graham Moore
Moore is not gay. His speech was not about LGBT youth, many of whom experience depression because of the homophobia and transphobia in which our culture is mired. His speech was not even about the reality of Alan Turing’s life itself.
(BuzzFeed) [...]

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Jeb Bush to name openly gay man as Communications Director

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Tim Miller
Likely GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush plans to name Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising PAC, as his top communications aide, according to a report Friday by POLITICO. [...]

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HRC to examine if Roy Moore coordinated lawsuit against same-sex marriage

Friday, February 20, 2015
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The Human Rights Campaign filed an Alabama Open Records request on Thursday seeking government email and phone records of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to determine his role in a third-party lawsuit against marriage equality in the state. [...]

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U.S. Congressman tweets he is ‘proud grandpa’ of a transgender grandchild

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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Democratic U.S. Congressman Mike Honda wrote that he is "the proud grandpa of a transgender grandchild" and added he hopes the child can feel safe at school without fear of being bullied. [...]

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Defense Secretary selects Eric Fanning as first openly gay Pentagon Chief of Staff

Thursday, February 19, 2015
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U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has selected former acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning as his Chief of Staff, and the first openly gay man to hold the post. [...]

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Arkansas lawmaker’s gay brother speaks out on bill to ban LGBT rights ordinances

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Donald Collins (left) and Arkansas state Rep. Charlie Collins.
The openly gay brother of an Arkansas state lawmaker is speaking out over his brother's vote in favor of a bill that would prohibit LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinances local municipalities. [...]

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The GOP’s same-sex marriage dodge: A topic they’d rather avoid

Monday, February 16, 2015
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Republicans eyeing the presidency nearly all insist that states should make their own decisions on whether to allow same-sex marriage. But the latest dispute in Alabama? That’s a topic they’d rather avoid. [...]

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