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LGBTI Rights in United States


ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

After decades-long legal battle, gay couple’s 1971 marriage officially recognized

In 1971, gay couple Michael McConnell and Jack Baker applied for a marriage license from Blue Earth County, Minnesota. The clerk, not realizing one of the individuals listed on the application was…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

161 businesses form coalition to push for Equality Act

A coalition of 161 major businesses —including Apple, Coca-Cola and Target Corp. — has formed to urge Congress to ban anti-LGBT discrimination with passage of the Equality Act, the Human Rights Campaign…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2019

Equality Florida Sounds Alarm Over Preemption Bill

Equality Florida, the only statewide LGBT rights group, is sounding an alarm over HB 3, which could threaten local LGBT rights protections if passed. “So House Bill three is a sweeping preemption…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

Pelosi: Equality Act to ban anti-LGBT discrimination to be introduced next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday during her weekly news conference the Equality Act, legislation that would enact long sought-after federal protections against anti-LGBT legislation, would be introduced next week. Pelosi…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2019

Trump’s newly confirmed federal judge has ties to anti-gay ‘hate group’

The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Allison Jones Rushing to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, handing the 36-year-old judge a lifetime seat on one of the nation’s top courts.…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

Author Samantha Allen’s Road Trip Through Red States Reveals LGBTI Communities Everywhere

Author and journalist Samantha Allen wanted to go beyond the headlines in her new book, "Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States." "Often the stories we hear are just, 'Oh, this anti-LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

Supporting LGBT Migrants at U.S. Border

I would think that 6 trips to the U.S.-Mexico border to reunite children with their parents and to help asylum seekers find refuge here would make a difference. Three of these trips…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

In a Virginia school, a celebration of transgender students in a kindergarten class

When Jaim Foster began teaching nearly two decades ago in Nebraska, he said he was discouraged from being an openly gay educator. He had championed LGBT causes at his liberal arts college…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Study highlights differences between gay, straight suicides

While research has determined that gays and lesbians are among the U.S. subgroups at an increased risk of suicidal behavior, a new study shines a spotlight on the ways in which suicide…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2019

3 big US churches in turmoil over sex abuse, LGBT policy

It has been a wrenching season for three of America’s largest religious denominations, as sex-abuse scandals and a schism over LGBT inclusion fuel anguish and anger within the Roman Catholic, Southern Baptist…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2019

Undocumented LGBT ‘Dreamer’ Shares His Story at 4Ward Symposium

Candelario Saldana is a leader who is making strides and causing a few waves at the University of Miami for LGBT lawyers. Saldana’s mother brought him to America from Mexico when he…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

China to Release ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with LGBTI Content Censored

According to the Hollywood Reporter, footage of Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) kissing other men will be removed from the film. Scenes depicting drug use will also be edited out of the film. Overall,…

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