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Arkansas town votes on LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A sign in support of an anti-discrimination ordinance is displayed in a retail shop window in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Eureka Springs voters are casting ballots Tuesday on whether to keep the expanded LGBT anti-discrimination protections adopted in February by the city council. [...]

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Oklahoma man sues state over rejected ‘LGBTALY’ license plate

Monday, May 11, 2015
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The rejection prompted John Keefe to file an open records request asking for a list of all the personalized plates that were accepted and denied, but his request has been ignored by the state for two months. [...]

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Texas Senate OKs bill allowing clergy to refuse same-sex marriages

Monday, May 11, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The Texas state Senate has voted to allow clergy members to refuse performing marriages that violate their beliefs. [...]

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International study reports widespread anti-gay discrimination in sports

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Former Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam (46) runs a drill during team practice Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Irving, Texas.
The findings were contained in "Out on the Fields," released Sunday, which officials said was the first international study and the largest conducted on discrimination against gay, lesbian and bisexual participants in sports. [...]

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Virginia’s largest school district bans gender identity discrimination

Saturday, May 9, 2015
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The Fairfax County school board has voted to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity in the school system. [...]

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Christian Right leaders escalate anti‑LGBT threats

Friday, May 8, 2015
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As marriage equality has advanced around the country, and the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on the issue in June, threatening language is escalating on the Christian Right. [...]

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Texas governor gets behind fast-moving religious objections bill

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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GOP Gov. Greg Abbott is publicly getting behind a religious objections bill that is moving fast after the U.S. Supreme Court heard historic arguments over same-sex marriage. [...]

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Texas lawmakers attempt to revive religious objections bill

Monday, May 4, 2015
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Texas got a taste Monday of the religious objections issue that drew strong criticism elsewhere. [...]

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Home rental website drops ‘straight friendly’ B&B for ejecting same-sex couple

Sunday, May 3, 2015
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AirBNB dropped a Galveston Bed & Breakfast after allegations the owner kicked a gay couple out of the home she rented to them through the site. [...]

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Fallout over Indiana religious objections law spurs local ordinances

Saturday, May 2, 2015
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More than a dozen Indiana communities have adopted ordinances to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. [...]

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