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Michigan May Soon Get 'License to Discriminate'

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 8, 2014
The state of Michigan may soon write discrimination into law with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, legislation that would allow those with deeply held religious beliefs to discriminate against those who don't share those beliefs.

Wyoming to Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill

By Ben Neary | Monday Dec 8, 2014
Gay rights activists in Wyoming are hoping the recent court victory affording them the right to marry will give them momentum as they push to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Jul 18, 2014
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

Baton Rouge Council to Consider Fairness Ordinance

Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The Baton Rouge Metro Council is again contemplating an anti-discrimination measure supported by the gay community, but it’s unclear how the proposal will fare when council members cast their votes.

Poll: Americans Erroneously Assume Federal Non-Discrimnation Laws Exist

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
While the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) continues to seek the support of House Republican lawmakers, poll results show that the vast majority of Americans are under the erroneous assumption that such federal protections are already in place.

Obama to Sign Order Extending LGBT Protections

By Julie Pace | Monday Jun 16, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

Bryan Fischer: Christians Baking Cake for Gay Weddings is Slavery

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 5, 2014
American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer said the Christian baker found guilty of violating Colorado’s anti-discrimination measure last week for refusing to serve a gay couple is like slavery.

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