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Americans United for Separation of Church and State says the Supreme Court should not continue to let individual employers use their religious beliefs as justification for discrimination. Along with 76 faith leaders and 13 religious and civil rights organizations, this coalition filed an amicus brief on April 24 in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals supporting Aimee Stephens - the transgender woman who was fired in August 2013 from the Garden City location of the Detroit-based R.G. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes - urging the court to overturn the lower courts ruling that Stephens was not discriminated against. READ MORE.
The idea of reflecting upon a president's "first 100 days in office" started with President Franklin Roosevelt. According to The Washington Post, Roosevelt touted his own accomplishments in trying to pull the country out of the economic Great Depression. READ MORE.
A Russian LGBT advocacy group on Monday confirmed a report that gay men in Chechnya have been sent to secret prisons. Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper, on April 4 reported gay men have been sent to the prisons -- which reports have described as "concentration camps" -- in the semi-autonomous Russian republic. It said one of them is located near Argun, a town that is roughly 12 miles east of the Chechen capital of Grozny. READ MORE.
When it comes to planning your wedding, follow your heart, don't listen to those around you and do what is right for you. That's how Christina and Alicia Wilk of Clinton Township said they were able to enjoy their wedding-for-two this year on June 21. READ MORE.
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