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Michigan House Committee Passes Bills Denying Homes to Foster Children

Michigan House Committee Passes Bills Denying Homes to Foster Children

Legislators passed three bills out of committee allowing taxpayer funded adoption agencies to deny adoption placement based on moral or religious beliefs.

​Lawmakers Could Criminalize Use of Public Facilities by Transgender Floridians

Rep. Frank Artiles, R-Miami-Dade, wants to require people using single-sex public facilities to be able to prove their gender or face arrest if they cannot.

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Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at HRC Spring Equality Convention

Vice President Joe Biden will address the HRC boards, steering committees, staff, and volunteers at its Spring Equality Convention on March 6, 2015.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Nebraska Marriage Ban

Bataillon previously struck down Nebraska’s gay marriage ban in 2005, saying it violated the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

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U.S. Supreme Court Brief Filed in Ohio Marriage Cases

“When a couple knits their lives together through marriage, making promises of enduring support and care, they vow to be wed until death – not state lines.”

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Tennessee Couples Ask SCOTUS to Stop the ‘Checkerboard Nation’

Three couples challenging Tennessee’s marriage ban filed a brief in the Supreme Court of the United States Friday.

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Randy Berry Announced First-Ever Special Envoy for LGBT Rights

The special envoy will be tasked with advancing the State Department’s initiatives to protect the human rights of LGBT people.

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Paid Parental Leave Introduced for City of Seattle Employees

Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Jean Godden have announced a new paid parental leave benefit for City of Seattle employees.

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Nation’s First Bisexual Governor Takes Oath of Office in Oregon

The first openly bisexual governor of Oregon, 54-year-old Democrat Kate Brown, was sworn in at her office Wednesday morning.

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Ted Cruz: Enough with Same-Sex Marriage, Let the States Decide

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is pushing for new bill that would protect states’ rights in the national same-sex marriage debate – and 11 senators have cosponsored.

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