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Current challenge to Alabama's same-sex marriage ban:
Hard v. Bentley, Searcy v. Bentley

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Apple CEO Tim Cook donating to HRC’s gay rights campaign in Southern U.S.

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tim Cook
The amount of Tim Cook's personal contribution to the HRC wasn't disclosed, but the advocacy organization called it "substantial." [...]

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Blue Cross extends coverage to married same-sex couples in Alabama

Sunday, December 14, 2014
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Despite Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, the coverage extends to those married out-of-state in order to comply with a federal rule. [...]

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Alabama to recall vanity license plate containing gay slur ‘NOHOMO’

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Scott Johnson
State officials say the license plate slipped past its three-member review panel. [...]

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Alabama lawmaker to name workplace discrimination bill after Apple CEO

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Tim Cook
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker plans to name her bill to prohibit anti-LGBT workplace discrimination after Apple CEO Tim Cook. Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) said she will introduce "The Tim Cook Economic Development Act" when the legislative session gets underway in March 2015, in the hope that [...]

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Man accused of threatening Obama over gay marriage support ruled incompetent

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Deryke Matthew Pfeifer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Alabama man is mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges of threatening President Barack Obama's life, and prison officials should determine whether he was also incapacitated at the time of the alleged offense, a federal judge ruled. [...]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook challenges home state of Alabama on LGBT rights

Monday, October 27, 2014
Tim Cook
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Apple CEO Tim Cook is challenging his home state of Alabama to do more to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Cook says educational equality is also a key civil rights issue. He says Apple is giving $100 million for technology [...]

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Alabama appeals court voids same-sex partner’s child visitation order

Sunday, October 26, 2014
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An Alabama appeals court says a judge can't order child visitation following the split-up of a same-sex couple. The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled Friday that a Jefferson County judge was wrong to order child visitation for a woman who split up with her partner of [...]

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Investigators: U.S. Army discriminated against civilian transgender worker

Friday, October 24, 2014
Tamara Lusardi
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found. [...]

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Study: 24,000 transgender voters could be disenfranchised in November

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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LOS ANGELES – Ten states’ strict voter ID laws may create substantial barriers to voting and possible disenfranchisement for more than 24,000 transgender voters this November. According to a new study entitled, “The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters in the 2014 General Election,” authored by [...]

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HRC hires state leaders to promote LGBT equality in Mississippi, Alabama

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign has announced the hiring of two more state leaders as part of its Project One America campaign to promote LGBT equality in three deeply conservative southern states. Rob Hill, a former clergyman, will lead the HRC's efforts in Mississippi, and Ashley Jackson, co-founder of [...]

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