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Public workers union moves conference as "Boycott Indiana" movement mushrooms

"The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights."


In women's history month: Lesbian rabbi leads Reform Jewish profession

The Reform Jewish movement - Rabbi Eger's spiritual home since childhood - has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships.


Anti-LGBT bills introduced in 28 states

So far this year 34 anti-LGBT bills in nine states have been defeated or failed to meet key legislative deadlines.


Today in history: First openly gay candidate runs for Congress

Frank Kameny ran for U.S. Congress on this date in 1971, albeit for a non-voting seat representing the District of Columbia.


Texans rally for marriage equality

Religious leaders from all over Texas rallied for gender equality on the north steps of the Texas Capitol on Feb. 17. 


The wedding of the century

A four-year romance became the celebration not just of two people being joined together in marriage, but that of a family's triumph over injustice and discrimination.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers invite LGBT group to march

Organizers of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade say they're ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time.


Transgender people win protections in Orlando, Florida

"Gender identity" is now a protected category in Orlando's human rights ordinances along with age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion and sex.


Obama continues to expand rights for LGBT Americans

The president directed the Labor Department to draft rules that clarify that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to LGBT couples, even in states where same-sex marriage is not legal.


Homeless gay youth are our youth

Despite all the gay excitement and celebration we can't overlook the hundreds of young LGBT people sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles every night.

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