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Okla. career anti-gay lawmaker introduces three bills targeting LGBT community

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sally Kern
Oklahoma state lawmaker Sally Kern, who once called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” has introduced three new measures targeting the LGBT community. [...]

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Tennessee school turns away prospective students because parents are gay

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Brian Copeland and Greg Bullard with their daughter Esther and son Micah.
A private, non-denominational Christian-based school in Nashville has turned away prospective students because their parents, one of whom is a local pastor, are gay. [...]

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California bars judges from joining Boy Scouts due to anti-gay discrimination

Saturday, January 24, 2015
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California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. [...]

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Michigan governor urges debate on protecting gays from discrimination

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led Legislature to keep alive a bill that would amend Michigan's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. [...]

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Fired transgender Connecticut police officer sues for discrimination

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Francesca Quaranta
A transgender Connecticut police officer fired last June has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation and wrongful termination. [...]

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Virginia Senate committee kills housing bill, defers workplace protections bill

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Virginia state capitol in Richmond.
It’s still legal to deny housing to LGBT Virginians after a Senate committee on Monday failed to advance legislation amid concerns that a fair housing bill would violate religious freedoms, while delaying another bill until next week that would protect LGBT workers in public employment. [...]

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Va. lawmakers introduce LGBT workplace protections bills for public employees

Monday, January 19, 2015
Virginia
It is still legal to fire someone in Virginia because they are gay, but two state lawmakers have introduced legislation hoping to change that for state and municipal workers. [...]

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Former Lowe’s employee files federal lawsuit alleging anti-gay discrimination

Sunday, January 18, 2015
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A former Lowe's employee is alleging in a federal lawsuit that he was discriminated against for years at the store because he's gay. [...]

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Thousands protest lesbian couple’s ejection from Vienna cafe for kissing

Friday, January 16, 2015
Protestors hold a poster reading " Kiss me I'm cute" during an protest in support of gay kissing, in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015.
Police estimated around 2,000 people participated in the protest Friday, forcing the closure of one downtown street. Some of the demonstrators exchanged long kisses. [...]

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Bakery gets discrimination complaint over refusal to write anti-gay messages on cake

Friday, January 16, 2015
Azuvar Bakery in Denver, Colo.
Denver’s Azucar Bakery is the target of a discrimination complaint after declining to decorate a wedding cake with anti-gay slurs. [...]

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