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Pentagon will start dismantling military’s transgender ban on Monday

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Defense Secretary Ash Carter
The goal is to have transgender troops added to the ranks within the next six months. ...

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Matt Baume: Are gay leaders a threat to Boy Scouts?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tony Perkins
Why did the Boy Scouts of America ban LGBT adults in the first place? Matt Baume debunks the flimsy lies that kept the discriminatory policy in place. ...

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It’s Official: Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

Monday, July 27, 2015
The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. ...

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Boy Scouts expected to lift its ban on gay leaders today

Monday, July 27, 2015
The Boy Scouts' membership policy has been increasingly scrutinized in recent years, with prosecutors in New York and Colorado actively investigating the organization's hiring practices.
However, even under this new policy, church-led scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals. ...

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Let’s debunk some homophobic claims about the Equality Act

Friday, July 24, 2015
The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
Matt Baume knocks down some of the crazy, anti-gay statements we're hearing about the historic bill. ...

AP PHOTOS: Transgender youths show hardship, resilience

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Atticus Ranck, 26, of Sunrise, Fla., who identifies as a transgender male, poses for a photograph in a hammock at a friend's apartment in Sunrise, Fla.
Many young transgender people, wrestling with their identities, find themselves shunned by family, friends and co-workers. Here are their stories. ...

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Vandals spray-paint doors of pro-LGBT church in Georgia

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
"Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies" was painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Tuesday.
The church's pastor and his partner were among the first gay couples to receive a marriage license in Richmond County. ...

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Banning drag at Glasgow’s Free Pride: Have organizers gone too far?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Glasgow's Free Pride has banned drag queens from performing . And not everyone is pleased.
Free Pride Glasgow claims to be an "anti-commercialist" alternative. But why are they suddenly anti-drag, too? ...

Harrisonburg’s Eastern Mennonite University expands non-discrimination policy to include married LGBTQs

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Christian Parks said his group, EMU's Safe Space, was pivotal in changing the school's policy.
Two American Mennonite universities have just updated their non-discrimination policy to include same-sex couples and transgender folks. ...

Following his resignation, former Archbishop John Neinstedt denies allegations

Monday, July 20, 2015
"It pains me deeply that my good name and reputation have been put into question," said former Archbishop John Neinstedt to The Star Tribune.
Neinstedt has called homosexuality "evil" in the past, and thinks equal marriage laws are a Satanic "man-made experiment" that would harm children. ...

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