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Guam governor refuses to allow marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Friday, April 17, 2015
Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R-Guam)
The nation's largest gay rights organization and Guam's biggest newspaper are blasting the territory's governor for not allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples. [...]

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Another judge rejects Kentucky same-sex marriage ban

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A Kentucky judge on Thursday has ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses but put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar challenge to gay marriage bans. [...]

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Judge rejects motions to downgrade charges in Philly gay bashing

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A judge has refused to downgrade charges against three people accused of beating a gay couple on a Philadelphia street in September. [...]

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Suspect in North Carolina shooting says he’s a neo-Nazi who hates gays ‘with a passion’

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Kenneth Morgan Stancil III
The man charged with killing a print shop employee at a North Carolina community college says he's a neo-Nazi who hates gay people. [...]

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Jindal defends religious objections bill that would allow anti-LGBT discrimination

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has given a full-throated defense of a divisive religious liberty bill that is a key piece of his legislative agenda. [...]

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Christian auto shop owner in Michigan vows to deny service to gay customers

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Brian Klawiter
The owner of a Michigan auto repair shop says he won’t hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons" because the voices of those who have Christian, conservative values are often overshadowed by those who do not. [...]

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New Girl Scout troop starts at Utah LGBT pride center

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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The Girl Scouts are opening a troop at an LGBT pride center in Salt Lake City that officials say will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families. [...]

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Republicans block Colorado bill on transgender birth certificates

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill to allow people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without getting surgery. All three Republicans on the committee voted against it. [...]

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Oklahoma bill allows ride share programs to discriminate against LGBT individuals

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ride sharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed. [...]

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Maine GOP state senator to withdraw religious objections bill

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Maine state capitol in Augusta.
Sen. David Burns said Wednesday that he doesn't believe his proposal would get a fair hearing in the Legislature. He says that opponents and the media have "poisoned the well of public discussion." [...]

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