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Draft of Houston’s Human Rights Ordinance released, includes employment protections for LGBT people

On April 21, the office of Houston, Texas mayor Annise Parker released a completed draft of the city’s proposed Human Rights Ordinance, a bill many LGBT activists have been anticipating for a long time.

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Culture

Church invoking right to religious freedom to keep openly gay Boy Scout leader

A Seattle church is invoking its right to religious freedom for its Boy Scouts group—to keep its openly gay scout leader.

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Supreme Court lets stand discrimination ruling against New Mexico photography company

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of a New Mexico photography company that refused to provide its services for a lesbian couple’s wedding, citing the owners’ religious beliefs.

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US federal judge expands sex discrimination laws to also cover orientation-based discrimination

A US federal judge has ruled that orientation-based discrimination in the workplace is already banned under currently existing sex discrimination laws.

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Mississippi Governor intends to sign “Religious Freedom” into law

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has announced he intends to sign the controversial “religious freedom” bill, which protects those with religious beliefs from serving anyone who violates those deeply held beliefs.

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Culture

Uganda’s first lady thanks God for anti-gay law

The first lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, spoke out recently in support of her husband’s decision to sign the country’s anti-gay law into effect.

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Governor Jan Brewer ready to “pass the torch of leadership”

Arizona State Governor Jan Brewer announced on Wednesday, March 12 that she will not be seeking re-election after two terms in office.

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Politics

Kansas: City Representative drafts bill to ban LGBT discrimination

On Tuesday, March 11, Kansas City Representative Louis Ruiz presented a bill proposal to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee that would ban anti-LGBT discrimination.

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Orange stops advertising with the Ugandan tabloid that published “200 top homos” list

Telecom company Orange has pulled its advertisements from the Uganda tabloid that outed 200 people in the country, the day after President Yoweri Museveni signed the country’s controversial anti-gay law into effect on February 24.

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Indian Supreme Court to hear appeal regarding sodomy law
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Brunei temporarily halts new law allowing LGBT people to be stoned to death
Culture
“Gaming in Color” documentary is officially out
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