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Georgian parliament advances LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination bill

| Saturday, April 26, 2014
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TBILISI -- The Georgian parliament has passed a measure that seeks to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Alaska Supreme Court: State tax law discriminates against same-sex couples

| Friday, April 25, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the state unconstitutionally discriminates against same-sex couples by denying them equal access to a property tax exemption for senior citizens and disabled veterans.

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Many gay business owners still face challenges, discrimination

| Friday, April 25, 2014
Dave Greenbaum, who runs a computer repair business, walks to his vehicle outside his house in Lawrence, Kan. Despite increasing acceptance of homosexuality in the U.S., gay small business owners like Greenbaum say they still encounter discrimination from possible customers and investors.
It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay. Greenbaum, who owns a computer repair business in Lawrence, Kan., often needs to go into customers' homes. Some people realized he is gay after he was quoted in a newspaper story about gay rights...

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Fla. student says he was rejected by fraternity because he’s openly gay

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
George Dumont
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando says he has been banned from joining a fraternity because he is openly gay.

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Houston mayor announces details of proposed anti-discrimination ordinance

| Monday, April 21, 2014
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HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday announced details of a proposed human rights ordinance that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations.

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Ohio school board debates policy to ban discrimination against gay teachers

| Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A proposal to protect schoolteachers from being fired or otherwise treated differently on the basis of sexual orientation is dividing the state school board.

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Mo. Senate panel considers bill to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination

| Thursday, April 10, 2014
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators heard conflicting testimony Wednesday on whether it makes good business sense to grant legal discrimination protections to people based on sexual orientation.

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Pro-LGBT church: Boy Scouts violating our religious freedom by ousting gay Scoutmaster

| Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Geoffrey McGrath
SEATTLE -- The pastor of an LGBT-welcoming church says the Boy Scouts of America is infringing on her church's religious freedom in its efforts to oust their openly gay Scoutmaster.

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Bill to prohibit anti-gay workplace discrimination stalls in Neb. legislature

| Monday, April 7, 2014
Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A bill that would prohibit Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity has stalled in the Legislature.

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Gay Scoutmaster refuses to step down, church stands by his decision

| Monday, April 7, 2014
Geoffrey McGrath
SEATTLE -- The Boy Scouts of America may have revoked his membership, but openly gay Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath is continuing his role as a leader with the support of his church.

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