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A new study examining the predictors of relationship termination in same-sex and married heterosexual couples found that male-male couples were the least likely to break up. ...
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Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack announced the chain would immediately stop selling assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, and that it would not sell guns to anyone under the age of 21, regardless of local laws. ...
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Discrimination against LGBT people continues to be a pervasive issue. A 2016 Center for American Progress survey found that one in four LGBT respondents experienced discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. ...
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Lambda Legal CEO Rachel B. Tiven stands outside the Second Circuit Court with Staff Attorney Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, Employment Fairness Project Director Greg Nevins, Don's partner William, the estate's lawyer Gregory Antollino and Lambda Legal's Director of Strategy Sharon McGowan.

Monday, in a 10-3 decision, the full Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion. ...
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The Intermediate Court of Appeals of the State of Hawaii this week affirmed a lower court ruling against a Hawaii bed and breakfast that denied a room to a lesbian couple because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Dozens of major companies have severed financial ties with the NRA and GOP leaders, a demographic traditionally most fearful of crossing the gun lobby is beginning put distance between themselves and NRA lobbyists. ...
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Pride Fund to End Gun Violence is the only national LGBTQ political organization focused solely on gun violence prevention. Founded by Jason Lindsay, a gay Iraq War veteran, in the days following the June 2016 mass shooting at Pulse. ...
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Discrimination is on the ballot in Massachusetts and Anchorage, Alaska, with signatures currently being collected for a third anti-transgender ballot measure in Montana ...
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Bi-national spouses Elad, left background, and Andrew, right background, are fighting the U.S. State Department for U.S. citizenship for their son, Ethan, right foreground, who is in the states on an expired tourist visa, so he can be with his twin brother Aiden, left foreground, who was recognized as a U.S. citizen. Photo: Ashli Shapiro of Images of Life by Ashli

A Los Angeles bi-national gay couple are suing the United States State Department for denying one of their young twin sons citizenship. They are one of two bi-national couples who filed two separate cases against the department claiming discrimination. ...
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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has released their annual national research report on hate violence targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities. ...
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