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Gay football official suffers vicious homophobia from referees and fans

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
"It's hit me over the years that just the perception of being gay can be career-ending for a football official in my area."
"It's hit me over the years that just the perception of being gay can be career-ending for a football official in my area." ...

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Antigay GOP leader outed for having Ashley Madison account

Friday, August 21, 2015
Jason Doré
He says it was for "research." ...

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New KKK fliers: Support gay bashing

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
“Our race is our nation,” reads a flier signed Loyal White Knights of the KKK.
"Homosexual men and their sexual acts are disgusting and inhuman." ...

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Louisiana shooter expressed admiration for anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church

Friday, July 24, 2015
Today, the Westboro Baptist Church tweeted: "God Sent The Shooter AGAIN!"
John Russell Houser was also obsessed with white power groups and anti-Semitic ideas. ...

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La: same-sex health insurance for state workers’ spouses

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Many of Louisiana state workers' same-sex spouses will now be eligible for health insurance.
The Office of Group Benefits says those who were married before June 26 have until Aug. 11 to apply. Those married on or after June 26 have 30 days after the marriage to apply for coverage. ...

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Louisiana Supreme Court dismisses same-sex marriage appeal as moot

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Louisiana Supreme Court building in New Orleans.
Tuesday's state court ruling follows the U.S. Supreme Court's June 26 ruling assuring the rights of gay couples to marry nationwide. ...

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Federal judge who upheld Louisiana same-sex marriage ban rescinds order

Thursday, July 2, 2015
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman
A federal judge in Louisiana, who last year became the first to uphold a state's same-sex marriage ban after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, has "recalled and rescinded" his ...

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Fifth Circuit appeals court instructs federal judges to issue same-sex marriage rulings

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The order clears one of the final procedural roadblocks in the cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, which had been pending before the New Orleans-based court. The 5th Circuit had heard arguments in the appeals, but hadn't ruled. ...

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Lawsuit filed against Bobby Jindal over anti-gay marriage religious objections order

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Gov. Bobby Jondal (R-La.)
A new lawsuit is challenging Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's executive order that aims to give special protections to people who oppose same-sex marriage. ...

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Louisiana begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Monday, June 29, 2015
Michael Robinson, left, and Earl Benjamin, partners for almost 14 years, exchange vows before Judge Paula Brown in a ceremony at Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Monday, June 29, 2015, in New Orleans. Court clerks across the state of Louisiana received the go-ahead to issue same-sex marriage licenses Monday.
Gay rights advocates said Louisiana had been the last state to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses when its clerks of court got the go-ahead Monday. ...

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