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LGBT rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the same-sex marriage case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, speaks during the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The event marks the 50th anniversary of a protest outside Independence Hall that would be a milestone in the fight for gay rights.
LGBT rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago - but also made it clear ...

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Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Earlier this week, Mozambique scrapped a colonial Portuguese law demanding "security measures to be taken against anyone practicing vices against nature." The move is seen as part of the more liberal social stance of recently elected President Filipe Nyusi. ...

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North Dakota unlikely to expand anti-discrimination protection to include LGBT citizens

Friday, July 3, 2015
North Dakota state capitol in Bismark
North Dakota lawmakers have defeated legislation three times in the past six years to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace. ...

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Jackson, Wyo., mayor says she’s pushing LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination measure

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Sara Flitner
The mayor of Jackson is pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and says she expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks. ...

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Indiana governor Mike Pence defiant on religious objections law in re-election campaign launch

Friday, June 19, 2015
Protestors against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence gather outside where Pence will formally announce his reelection campaign in Indianapolis, Thursday, June 18, 2015.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence launched his re-election campaign Thursday night by taking a defiant stance against critics of the state's new religious objections law that battered his image as a national star among conservatives. ...

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Arkansas bid to repeal anti‑discrimination limits dropped

Friday, June 19, 2015
Demonstrators attend a rally on the steps of the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in protest of a bill that critics say will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
A group dropped its campaign on Thursday to repeal an Arkansas law aimed at prohibiting cities and counties from extending anti-discrimination protections to LGBT people. ...

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Poll: Pence’s re-election on the ropes because of anti-LGBT legislation

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
A new poll reveals Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s deeply damaged political reputation continues to decline over two months after signing into law an anti-LGBT “religious refusal” bill. ...

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Special election set for Fayetteville’s LGBT anti-discrimination law

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Fayetteville, Ark.
A special election will be held later this year over a proposed Fayetteville city law intended to shield LGBT residents from discrimination. ...

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Midway becomes 8th Kentucky city to adopt LGBT Fairness ordinance

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Midway, Ky.
Midway has become the eighth Kentucky city to adopt an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. ...

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Leesburg, Fla., city commissioners pass law banning bias based on sexual orientation

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Leesburg city commissioners have passed a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation after two contentious public hearings this month that divided the commission and members of the public. ...

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