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Gillibrand to introduce legislation to prohibit anti-LGBT adoption bias

Sunday, May 17, 2015
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit any entity that receives federal funds from discriminating against adoptive or foster parents based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status. ...

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New York AG takes on transgender discrimination in health care

Friday, May 15, 2015
Eric Schneiderman
New York's attorney general has started a program to ensure transgender individuals have equal access to health care. ...

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Nebraska lawmakers avoid taking vote on LGBT workplace protections bill

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
More than a dozen opponents of a bill that would ban discrimination against gay and lesbian workers in Nebraska refused to cast votes during debate Thursday, quietly halting any further action on the issue in 2015. ...

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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
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
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
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
Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas)
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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