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Kansas lawmakers hope to revive anti‑gay religious freedom bill

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.
A number of Kansas state lawmakers are hoping to revive a religious freedom bill to would allow public and private employees to refuse to serve same-sex couples. [...]

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Olympic Committee adds sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy

Monday, December 8, 2014
Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has approved a wide-ranging reform package that includes rewording of its non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation. [...]

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Out lawmaker hopes marriage equality will boost Wyoming anti-discrimination bill

Saturday, December 6, 2014
Out lawmaker Rep. Cathy Connolly, D-Laramie, talks to colleague during a session of the Wyoming Legislature.
Gay rights activists in Wyoming hope the recent court victory affording them the right to marry will give them momentum as they push to outlaw anti-LGBT discrimination. [...]

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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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