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N.Y. farm will no longer host weddings rather than allow same-sex ceremonies

| Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- The owners of an upstate New York farm who were ordered to pay $13,000 in fines and restitution for refusing to host a lesbian couple’s wedding say they will discontinue hosting all weddings rather than accommodate same-sex wedding ceremonies. Cynthia and Robert Gifford, owners of the Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, N.Y., "have decided...

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N.Y. farm fined $13,000 for refusing to host lesbian couple’s wedding

| Thursday, August 14, 2014
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York couple has been ordered to pay $13,000 in fines and restitution for refusing to host a same-sex couple's wedding at their 100-acre upstate farm and event facility. Jennifer and Melisa McCarthy filed the complaint in 2012 against the Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, N.Y., after being told their same-sex marriage would cause ...

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Md. senate panel hears testimony on bill to ban anti-transgender discrimination

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A Maryland Senate panel on Tuesday heard testimony on a proposal to ban anti-transgender discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations.

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Twelve years later, Mich. resident aims to block gay rights law once again

| Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- - A Royal Oak, Mich., resident says he's submitted petitions to force a referendum on a new gay rights ordinance in the Detroit suburb.

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Colorado likely to abandon discrimination crime due to civil unions law

| Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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DENVER — An unenforced discrimination crime in Colorado is likely coming off the books under a bipartisan agreement inspired by a civil unions bill.

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Unenforced Colo. discrimination law could be repealed due to civil unions

| Thursday, February 21, 2013
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DENVER — An unenforced discrimination crime in Colorado could be coming off the books in a bipartisan agreement inspired by a civil unions bill.

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Phoenix to consider expanding anti-bias law to include LGBT residents

| Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Phoenix, Ariz.
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix city council is expected to vote this month on whether to expand the city's anti-discrimination ordinance to prohibit discrimination against its LGBT residents.

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Maplewood, Mo., city council passes LGBT non-discrimination ordinance

By Colin Murphy| The Vital Voice | Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Seven St. Louis county municipalities now offer protections for their LGBT citizens following a 4-3 vote on Tuesday from the Maplewood City Council.

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Anti-gay groups collect signatures to force vote on discrimination ordinance

| Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Lincoln, Neb.
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Opponents of a new city ordinance that would prohibit prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations, said Tuesday they had collected enough signatures of registered voters to force the city council to either repeal the measure or place it on the November ballot for a city-wide referendum.

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Lincoln, Neb., city council adds LGBT protections to civil rights ordinance

| Monday, May 14, 2012
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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Lincoln, Neb., City Council on Monday evening approved expanding the city’s civil rights protections to include its LGBT citizens. The partisan vote was approved by the five Democrats on the council; the two Republicans abstained, saying they had a conflict of interest.

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