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Religious freedom: Our conflict with a deeply held belief in equality

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Kirk Taylor (left) with his son Graeme.
My gay son now finds himself orphaned by his home state of Michigan, whose government is poised to pass legislation allowing others to discriminate against him based on their religious beliefs. [...]

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Wisconsin: Baraboo school board adopts transgender athletics policy

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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The Baraboo School Board has amended its athletic and co-curricular activities policy to prohibit discrimination against transgender students. [...]

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Virginia school sports league eases requirements for transgender students

Saturday, December 6, 2014
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The Virginia organization than governs public high school athletics has softened its regulations on transgender students, guidelines which were previously called the most restrictive in the nation. [...]

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Challenge to N.J. ban on conversion therapy appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, December 5, 2014
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision upholding New Jersey's ban on conversion therapy for LGBT youth has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The anti-gay legal group Liberty Counsel on Wednesday asked the court to review a September ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third [...]

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Minnesota high school sports league approves transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Minnesota State High School League legal counsel, Kevin Beck, second from left, and Patrick Kelly, left, confer during a meeting at the headquarters of the Minnesota State High School League in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- Minnesota's high school sports league passed a set of guidelines for transgender student-athletes on Thursday, bringing months of fevered debate to a close. Dozens of supporters and proponents packed the Minnesota Sports High School League's boardroom, hoping for one last chance to sway members ... [...]

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Minnesota high school sports league to vote on transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota’s high school sports league will soon vote on new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports. The Minnesota State High School League is expected to vote Thursday morning on the controversial policy. An avalanche of strong reaction from both sides delayed a vote on [...]

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D.C. Council approves bill to ban conversion therapy on LGBT youth

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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The D.C. Council has approved a bill to prohibit LGBT youth from undergoing gay-to-straight conversion therapy. [...]

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Louisville, Ky., public schools working to improve support for LGBT students

Monday, November 24, 2014
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, Ky., has formed a districtwide committee in an effort to better accommodate students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. [...]

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Online community supporting Russian LGBT teens charged with ‘gay propaganda’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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This week, Russian authorities dealt what may be the greatest blow to LGBT rights advocates since Vladimir Putin signed into law the infamous ban on “gay propaganda in the vicinity of minors.” [...]

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‘The Son God Gave Me’

Sunday, November 9, 2014
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My child's struggle to figure out who he was called everything I believed into question. With my strong faith and lots of soul-searching, the answers finally became clear... [...]

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