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For 2nd year, Mormon LGBT group’s bid to join parades is denied

Monday, May 25, 2015
The group Mormons Building Bridges,  participating in Utah Pride in 2012.
Organizers of the Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City and the Freedom Festival Grand Parade in Provo have again denied the bid by Mormons Building Bridges to take part. [...]

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Analysis: Anti-gay bill rejection gives Jindal a campaign opportunity

Monday, May 25, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
By voting down a proposal to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage, lawmakers thought they had put the divisive issue to bed and ended one of the major controversies of the legislative session. [...]

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Gay couple, one of whom adopted the other, has adoption vacated now that they can marry

Friday, May 22, 2015
Bill Novak, right, and Norman MacArthur at their home in Erwinna, Pa. The couple, who were legally recognized as father and son, has gotten a judge to vacate the adoption now that same-sex partners can get married in Pennsylvania.
When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York. [...]

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First Texas GOP lawmaker backs same-sex marriage

Friday, May 22, 2015
Sarah Davis
Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place) expressed support for same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first Republican state lawmaker in Texas history to publicly do so. [...]

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Judge again rules gay couples across Alabama have right to marry, puts decision on hold

Thursday, May 21, 2015
US-District-Judge-Callie-Granade
A federal judge has again ruled that gays and lesbians have the right to marry in all Alabama counties, but placed her decision on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling on same-sex marriage. [...]

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ACLU sues Michigan over driver’s licenses for transgender individuals

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michigan
Six transgender Michigan residents sued the state Thursday over its strict policy on changing gender identities on driver's licenses. [...]

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Alabama GOP leader says ‘religious freedom’ bills targeting gays likely dead

Thursday, May 21, 2015
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The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate said Thursday that he believes religious freedom bills that target gays and lesbians are likely dead for the legislative session. [...]

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Appeals court delays transgender inmate’s surgery after panel recommends parole

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Michelle-Lael Norsworthy
The separate decisions make it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael Norsworthy will receive prison-funded sex reassignment surgery before she is released. [...]

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New Orleans mayor blasts Jindal with counter executive order protecting LGBT individuals

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Mitch Landrieu
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial religious objections executive order by issuing an order of his own. [...]

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Texas House approves bill protecting clergy from officiating same-sex unions

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The Texas state House is has given preliminary approval to a GOP-backed bill allowing clergy members to refuse to perform marriages that violate their beliefs. [...]

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