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23 min ago | World Magazine

Gay-rights groups drop ENDA support over religious exemption

The American Civil Liberties Union and a slew of gay rights groups on Tuesday announced they are withdrawing support for the Employee Non-Discrimination Act-popularly known as ENDA-because it includes an exemption for those with religious objections.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, ACLU

4 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Law, Employment / Labor Law

6 hrs ago | Southland Times

Out, proud and ready to retire

The first generation of openly out and proud gay and lesbian people are reaching retirement age and a new "silver rainbow kit" has been put together to prepare carers.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

10 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

Atherton SBDM council makes no change in restroom policy

Tuesday night, several students and parents appealed the decision claiming it is not an issue of sexuality, but of safety and privacy.

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Related Topix: Louisville, KY

14 hrs ago | KABC-AM Los Angeles

ACLU, LGBT Groups Withdraw Support for Employment Non-Discrimination Act

A number of national social organizations withdrew their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Tuesday citing the recent Supreme Court decision in Burwell v.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Science Daily

Transgender algae reveal evolutionary origin of sexes

Throughout evolution, living things have repeatedly developed physically distinct sexes, but how does this actually happen? A discovery in the multicellular green alga, Volvox carteri, has revealed the genetic origin of male and female sexes, showing how they evolved from a more primitive mating system in a single-celled relative.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Plant Biology, Biology, Science

Martinsburg Journal

DMV allegedly refuses transgender women

Two transgender women who were allegedly humiliated and refused to be photographed while trying to update their driver's licenses are requesting that the local DMVs allow the women to be photographed as they appear every day, without harassment.

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Related Topix: Ranson, WV, Mount-Storm, WV, Charles Town, WV

SFGate

Legislature's support for bills marks gay, transgender gains

Chino Scott-Chung and Maya Scott-Chung play in San Antonio Park in Oakland with their 9-year-old daughter, Luna.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Oakland, CA

United Nations

UN widens its same-sex marriage policy to include all legally-married staff

According to a major policy change, in effect since 26 June, the UN will honour the marriage of any same-sex couple wed in a country where same-sex marriages are legal.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

KUOW-FM Seattle

'Damn Right We're Trans*'

What sex were you assigned at birth, boy or girl? It's a simple question. Too simple sometimes.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

The Orlando Sentinel

Orlando considers ban on transgender discrimination

Orlando may outlaw discrimination against transgender people, forbidding businesses and landlords from denying employment, housing or public accommodation to those who identify themselves as a member of the opposite sex.

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Related Topix: Orlando, FL, Gay/Lesbian

Advocate

U.K. Denomination Votes Down Same-Sex Weddings

The United Reformed Church, a Protestant denomination in the U.K., has failed to pass a measure that would have allowed ministers to perform marriages for same-sex couples.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

KING-TV Seattle

Transgender community celebrates letter sent to insurers

TACOMA, Wash. - A piece of paper can be empowering, according to Henry Waymack. "It definitely needed to be said," said Waymack, who transitioned from a woman to a man six years ago.

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Related Topix: Tacoma, WA, Seattle, WA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

CNN

Transgender women complain of DMV mistreatment

With its long lines and seemingly endless paperwork, a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles can rarely be classified as fun.

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Related Topix: Charles Town, WV, Jefferson County, WV, Berkeley County, WV

SILive.com

Staten Island Pride 2014: Go 'gay for a day' with 5K fun run, live music, dog drag Saturday at Snug Harbor

For weeks now, Staten Island PrideFest volunteers have hopped ferries and pounded pavement to represent the borough at Pride events all over the other four boroughs.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Gay/Lesbian, Non-Profit, Music, Entertainment

CNN

Joan Rivers jokes Obama is gay, first lady transgender

Joan Rivers' sense of humor likely doesn't go over well at the White House. The comedian and TV personality joked in July that America has its first gay POTUS in President Barack Obama, and went on to say that the first lady, Michelle Obama, is transgender.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Twitter

EDGE

Kansas Gay Marriage Foes to Seek Protections Again

Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wedding, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer

International Business Times

Barack Obama is Gay, Michelle Transgender: Joan Rivers

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about job numbers and the economy during a visit to 1776, a tech startup hub, in Washington July 3, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Daily Breeze

Outfest 2014, L.A.a s premier LGBT film festival, starts Thursday

Outfest, L.A.'s biggest LGBT film festival starts July 10. Outfest runs July 10-20 throughout Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Gay/Lesbian

The Washington Post

Civilities: Do I introduce my child as my a transgender sona ?

Steven Petrow, the author of "Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners," addresses questions about LGBT and straight etiquette in his column, Civilities.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Entertainment

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