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NC Governor Forced to Seat Openly Gay Equality Activist on State Assembly

POLITICS | By Lainey Millen | Apr 24
Equality North Carolina's executive director, Chris Sgro, was selected by the Guilford County Democratic Party to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ralph Johnson on April 9 at a party meeting held that same day.

Details of State Legislation Seeking 'Religious Protections'

NATIONAL | Apr 6
Here's a look at some of anti-gay "religious protection" bills that have advanced in state legislatures over the past year.

GOP's Social, Fiscal Conservatives at Odds Over Gay Rights

CORPORATE | By David A. Lieb | Apr 6
For a party already being torn apart by the presidential contest, anti-gay state legislative efforts have exposed deep rifts between the GOP's social conservatives and its pro-business wing.

Anti-Gay State Laws Aid Push for CA Travel Ban Bill

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Apr 2
The nationwide backlash against anti-gay laws recently passed in Georgia and North Carolina is aiding efforts to enact legislation in California that would ban taxpayer-funded travel to such states, LGBT advocates say.

California Bill Seeks to Ban State-Funded Travel to Anti-Gay States

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Mar 13
After spending the past few years attempting to beat back anti-LGBT legislation in multiple states, allies of the LGBT community are finding themselves on offense in California.

Anti-Marriage Resolution Advances in Tennessee

POLITICS | By John Riley | Feb 22
On Feb. 16, Tennessee lawmakers approved - without debate - a resolution expressing "disagreement with the constitutional analysis" of Obergefell v. Hodges.

Study Finds Correlation Between LGBT Rights and Quality of Life

FAMILY | By Christiana Lilly | Feb 22
LGBT Americans living in states without protections are more likely to have a lower quality of life, according to a study released by the Williams Institute.

Going Local, Changing Attitudes in the Deep South

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Feb 7
Mary Jane Kennedy, a conservative, Christian woman living in Mississippi, has become the first face of the Human Rights Campaign's series of commercials in its Project One America campaign.

Florida DMV Targets Gay Married Couple?

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 16
The experience of a Florida gay married couple shows that when it comes to government bureaucracies, the left hand doesn't necessarily know what the right fist is doing.

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

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
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.

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