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The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. READ MORE.
Bad eating habits? A thinner partner might be a problem in a same-sex relationship, says new research at Rutgers University-Camden. READ MORE.
A recent polling by Democracy Corps has found that 59 percent of voters are less likely to support candidates who oppose non-discrimination protections. READ MORE.
The Equality Act will be introduced Thursday, July 23 by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR, in the U.S. Senate and Rep. Cicilline, D-RI, in the U.S. House of Representatives, along with many co-sponsors: Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Cory Booker, and Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis. They will be joined by a large number of co-sponsors. READ MORE.
The U.S. Trans Survey will be the largest most comprehensive survey in the history of U.S. trans history, seeking a goal of 20,000 completed surveys by trans, gender queer or non-binary identified people from around the country. READ MORE.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission July 15 issued a decision that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination that is outlawed by existing federal law. READ MORE.
The Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender or sexuality-based barriers to military service. READ MORE.
A film about the U.S. Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage a nationwide right is being developed by 20th Century Fox. READ MORE.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Revenue has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the tax filing status of same-sex married couples, saying the issue is now moot, according to a lawyer in the case. READ MORE.
"On the heels of Marriage Equality becoming the law of the land and one of the most historic advances in LGBTQ civil rights of our time, we're thrilled to partner with New Millennium Writings on this essay contest asking our community what the SCOTUS ruling means to us," said Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of Lambda Literary. READ MORE.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A social conservative who once called for banning gay couples from becoming foster parents, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was an unlikely foil for members of his own party outraged at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down same-sex marriage bans nationwide. READ MORE.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation. READ MORE.
Read a transcript of Joe Biden's speech at the Freedom to Marry celebration. READ MORE.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage, the Tennessee attorney general's office is no longer contesting the divorce of two men who wed in another state. READ MORE.
HENDERSON, Texas (AP) - An East Texas county clerk has resigned rather than comply with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry. READ MORE.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor says the state should stop issuing marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. READ MORE.
MONTOMGERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told a fundamentalist Christian group this weekend that "America is under attack." READ MORE.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man behind the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land. READ MORE.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of the movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago - but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over. READ MORE.
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- Snyder, Legislature Pass Litany Of Intolerant, Regressive Bills
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