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Lithuania postpones vote on anti-gay ‘public family defilement’ bill

Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Seimas, the Lithuania Parliament in Vilnius.
VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Lithuanian lawmakers on Thursday postponed a final vote on a bill establishing fines for “public family defilement," a measure similar to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law.

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Judge upholds Mo. law limiting time, distance of funeral protests

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
File
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law requiring protesters to stay at least a football-field length away from funeral sites, beginning an hour before they start until an hour after the services end.

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Klingenschmitt: ‘It’s a tragedy every time somebody comes out of the closet’

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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On today’s “Pray In Jesus Name” program, Former Navy chaplain Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt interviewed conservative author Michel Brown about a variety of issues, including the announcement by NFL prospect Michael Sam that he is gay.

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The PR campaign to whitewash the right’s anti-gay Uganda history

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Scott Lively
As a communications person myself, I can really appreciate a good PR campaign, and the best I’ve seen in a long time is the new effort by U.S. right-wing evangelicals to completely whitewash their own history of involvement with Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality law. For the last five years, human rights advocates around the world been discussing how U.S. conservative figures were integrally involved in the creation of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (originally called the “Kill the Gays Bill”).

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Lesbian couple sues Vt. town claiming a decade of anti-gay harassment

Sunday, March 9, 2014
WPTZ-TVBarbara Ernst and Barbara Supeno
ADDISON, Vt. -- A lesbian couple is suing the town of Addison, Vt., alleging they have been subjected to 10 years of discrimination, harassment and intimidation by residents and town officials because of their sexual orientation.

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Ky. child care agency says short-lived plan to hire gays resulted in lost funding

Friday, March 7, 2014
Sunrise-KY
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Uncertainty over a short-lived proposal to open employment to gays at Kentucky's largest private child care agency prompted many of its supportive churches to withhold giving last year, causing a multi-million dollar shortfall.

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Austin dentist provides free dental reconstruction for hate crime victim

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas man who had nine of his teeth knocked out in a violent assault during Austin's gay pride weekend in 2012, is sporting a new smile thanks to the goodwill of an Austin dentist.

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Kansas reopens debate on religious freedom for those opposed to gay unions

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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TOPEKA, Kan. -- Legislators are reopening a debate on whether Kansas should enact special legal protections for people, groups and businesses opposing same-sex marriage for religious reasons.

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Four men convicted of gay sex whipped in north Nigerian court

Thursday, March 6, 2014
Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria -- Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, a human rights activist said.

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Focus on the Family: Gays blame Christians for their own emotional pain

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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On the most recent “CitizenLink Report” from Focus on the Family, Stuart Shepard and Bruce Hausknecht defended the recently vetoed legal discrimination bill in Arizona as nothing more than “an otherwise ordinary bill” that was badly misrepresented by gay activists.

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