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An NRA ad firm hired a consultant to prove that campaign ads on Grindr aren’t real

The NRA was accused of running ads on Grindr to promote pro-gun, anti-gay Republican Tom Cotton, the GOP's senate candidate in Arkansas.

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Missouri lawmakers find no options to fight for marriage equality ban

Missouri’s lawmakers have discovered they have no legal recourse to fight for its ban on marriage equality, but the Speaker of the House is claiming the fight may not be over yet.

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Two Filipino lawmakers announce intent to submit LGBT hate crimes bill

Two Filipino lawmakers have announced their intent to submit a bill aimed at preventing anti-LGBT hate crimes.

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The Westboro Baptist Church tries its hand at lawyering—and fails miserably

The infamous hate group launches its own case against marriage equality in Kansas and delivers a lesson in legal buffoonery.

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Leader of Finland’s Christian Democrats clarifies party’s objection to same-sex marriage legislation

The leader of Finland’s Christian Democrat Party has denied saying that if same-sex marriage is legalized, her party’s members will quit their positions within the ruling government.

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Some state officials refusing to give up the fight against equality

Officials in Kansas, Montana, South Carolina, and Florida have made it clear they are determined to keep fighting against same-sex marriage until the bitter end.

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Nigerian judge rules that straight plaintiff has no legal standing to challenge anti-gay law

A challenge to Nigeria’s newest anti-gay legislation has been dismissed, on the grounds that the plaintiff is straight and thus has no legal standing.

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Sri Lanka reveals its anti-discrimination laws include LGBT community, but still defends sodomy ban

Sri Lankan officials have revealed that its laws against discrimination include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes—but still claims its colonial-era ban on sodomy is not in violation of that law.

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New rules require colleges to report violence based on gender identity, expand protections for suvivors

The Department of Education has updated its rules on campus safety reports to require the inclusion of hate crimes based on gender identity and further protect the rights of assault survivors.

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