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  • Public Hearing Set On Anti-Discrimination Measure

    BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) _ A big public turnout is possible as leaders in Bay County consider a measure to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • Anti-Discrimination Ordinance To Be Pulled From Louisiana Council Agenda

    East Baton Rouge, LA (WGMB) -- Members of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council will not debate a controversial plan to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination in housing and employment.

  • Apple's Cook Speaks Out On Civil Rights

    Apple CEO Tim Cook (CNN)

    (CNN) -- In an uncharacteristically personal address, Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about civil rights, saying equality for all is "at the core of my beliefs and values."

  • Australia Sport Pledge to Fight Gay Discrimination

    SYDNEY (AP) — Chief executives of Australia's major sports leagues have signed a commitment to eliminate discrimination against gay people among their teams, players and spectators.

  • Blue Cross Cuts Family Policies for Gay NC Couples

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ North Carolina's largest insurer has cancelled family insurance policies sold to 20 gay and lesbian couples on a federal insurance marketplace because of restrictive contract language the company plans to remove next year.

  • Boy Scouts Open Ranks to Gay Youth on Jan. 1

    The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications — ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades.

  • Changes Ordered For College Loans For Gay Couples

    (AP) Students in same-sex marriages will be treated the same as their straight married classmates when it comes to federal college loan applications, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday in a shift that reflects this year’s Supreme Court ruling that broadened gay rights.

  • Christie Vetoes Trans Bill

    Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill this week that would have eased the process by which transgender individuals can change the gender markers on their birth certificates.

  • Conn. Woman’s Complaint Seeks Benefits for Wife

    A Connecticut physical therapist has filed a sex discrimination complaint against the West Hartford senior living center where she works, saying she is being illegally denied health benefits for her wife.

  • Constitutional Amendment to Bar Discrimination Against Gays Draws Criticism

    CONCORD (AP) - A proposed amendment to New Hampshire's constitution that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation divided gay activists Wednesday because it does not cover transgender individuals.

  • Corbett Commended for Backing Anti-Discrimination Bill

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he would be willing to sign legislation to outlaw discrimination based on someone's sexual orientation or gender identity, but he was unprepared to say what he will do, if anything, to try to dislodge such bills that have thus far languished in the Republican-controlled Legislature.

  • Court Asked To Halt Joint Taxes From Gay Couples

    A state judge has been asked to put an immediate halt to Missouri's acceptance of joint tax returns from gay couples who got married legally in other states.

  • Court Considers Joint Tax Filings From Gay Couples

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge is hearing arguments about whether to stop a policy by Gov. Jay Nixon's administration allowing legally married same-sex couples to file joint state tax returns.

  • Deal Could Allow Gays in Boston St. Pat's Parade

    BOSTON (AP) _ The St. Patrick's Day parade in Boston is easing its two-decade ban on gay organizations under a tentative deal to allow them to march in an event that once went to the Supreme Court to keep gays out, a marriage equality group said Saturday.

  • Deal Held Up Over Gays Marching in St. Patrick's Boston Parade

    BOSTON - A gay rights advocacy group said Monday that it is pushing for gay people to be allowed to march "openly and honestly" in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade, but an agreement has not been reached with parade organizers.

  • Effort to Repeal Shreveport Gay Rights Law Halted

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A City Council member in Shreveport has, for now, halted his effort to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance.

  • Equality Florida Headed to Courts for Gay Marriage

    Equality Florida CEO Nadine Smith said the State’s largest civil rights organization would be in court next year as they seek to achieve ambitious goals for the future.

  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds GID Surgery for Prisoner

    A federal appeals court Friday affirmed a district judge’s order that a state prison violated the constitutional rights of a prisoner with severe gender disorder when it refused to provide sex reassignment surgery.

  • Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

    Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.

  • Gay Couple Welcomes Change to TSA Questions

    (CNN) -- On his way home from a trip to Colombia, marriage equality advocate Hunter Carter discovered another way to fight for his rights.