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Ohio education board member to introduce policy prohibiting anti-gay bias

Saturday, December 6, 2014
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A member of the State Board of Education says she wants to amend Ohio public schools' operating policies to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. [...]

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Former music director of Chicago parish sues over anti-gay discrimination

Friday, December 5, 2014
Colin Collette
CHICAGO -- The longtime music director of a suburban Chicago parish has filed human rights complaints after he was fired earlier this year following his engagement to his same-sex partner. Colin Collette, who worked at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness for 17 years... [...]

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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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Labor Department announces final rule for LGBT workplace executive order

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Dept-of-Labor
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday announced the final rule for prohibiting discrimination against transgender federal employees and LGBT employees of federal contractors. [...]

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Maine school district ordered to pay $75K in transgender discrimination suit

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Robert F. Bukaty, APTransgender student Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, speaks to reporters outside the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine on June 12, 2013.
ORONO, Maine -- A Maine court has awarded a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made her use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won her lawsuit against the Orono school district in January before the Maine Supreme Judicial [...]

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Gay rights activists march in New Delhi to demand an end to discrimination

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Participants carry placards and shout slogans during a gay rights parade in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against gays in India's deeply conservative society.
NEW DELHI -- Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Sunday to demand an end to discrimination against gays in India's deeply conservative society. Holding balloons, flags and placards, activists and their supporters sang songs and danced to the beat of ... [...]

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Couple files lawsuit after Florida cancels driver’s licenses over name change

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Scott Wall-DeSousa and Dan Wall-DeSousa
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Two Central Florida men whose driver's licenses were cancelled because they changed their names using their out-of-state marriage license, have filed a lawsuit against the state of Florida, seeking to have their legal marriage recognized by the state. [...]

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Iowa governor deposed in discrimination case of gay former state administrator

Friday, November 28, 2014
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- This was probably not the way Gov. Terry Branstad wanted to spend his Thanksgiving week: Being questioned under oath for hours about his treatment of a gay former state administrator. [...]

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Homeless shelter in Kansas City won’t house married, same-sex couples

Monday, November 17, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A nonprofit homeless shelter in Kansas City will not allow legally married same-sex couples to stay overnight together because officials believe those relationships violate biblical principles. Leaders of the City Union Mission in Kansas City debated the decision for three or four years... [...]

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Married, gay couple told they’ll lose their drivers’ licenses over name change

Friday, November 14, 2014
Daniel (left) and Scott Wall-Desousa
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida couple who used their New York marriage license to change their names on their Florida drivers' licenses have been notified by the state Department of Motor Vehicles warning them that they are both in danger of losing their licenses. [...]

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