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See how this abandoned gay teen turned his life around in one year

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Daniel Pierce
Local NBC affiliate 11Alive caught up with Daniel Pearce to see how life has changed, and things are looking good. ...

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GOP: Clergy can refuse to perform gay marriages

Friday, July 31, 2015
House Speaker David Ralston
"It's just sort of grandstanding," said attorney Alan Begner. ...

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WATCH: Pastor attacks church leader’s hypocritical stance on gay people

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
"Go find every song that's been written by a gay person for the last 100 years and don't sing it in church," Pastor E. Dewey Smith said during an impassioned sermon. "Let's see how many songs you can minister on that Sunday."
"We demonize and dehumanize the same people that we use," Smith cried to a cheering congregation. ...

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Vandals spray-paint doors of pro-LGBT church in Georgia

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
"Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies" was painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Tuesday.
The church's pastor and his partner were among the first gay couples to receive a marriage license in Richmond County. ...

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Georgia: Metro Atlanta court begins marrying same-sex couples

Friday, June 26, 2015
Shawn Brown, left, and Christian Marasko hold hands as they are married during a mass wedding at the Fulton County Government Center Friday, June 26, 2015, in Atlanta.
A court in Atlanta started marrying gay couples Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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Georgia church posts sign calling for death to gay people

Friday, May 1, 2015
Pastor Robert Lee of The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga.
The sign for The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga., reads “Homosexuality is a Death Worthy Crime.” ...

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Gay student attacked at Atlanta school says he’s victim of constant bullying

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Timothy Jefferson
“Everyone knows I’m gay,” says 16-year-old Timothy Jefferson, who says he’s been constantly harassed and bullied by other students during his two years at the school where he’s studying to one day become an interior designer or a musician. ...

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Georgia prison officials change transgender inmate policy

Friday, April 10, 2015
Georgia prison officials are changing how they treat inmates with gender identity conditions, just days after the U.S. Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit filed by a transgender prisoner. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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Georgia lawmakers adjourn without vote on religious freedom bill

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Georgia state capitol in Atlanta
Georgia lawmakers finished the year's legislative session Thursday evening without considering a religious freedom bill similar to those in Indiana and Arkansas that became a flashpoint for a debate about discrimination against gays. ...

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