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Southern Group to Protest SPLC Over Marriage

NATIONAL | May 9
A Southern heritage group is defending Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage. The Alabama-based League of the South is planning a protest for this morning in Montgomery outside the Southern Poverty Law Center, which is trying to overturn the ban.

SPLC Files Lawsuit Against Miss. Town for Denying Gay Bar License

NATIONAL | By Bobby McGuire | Oct 1
A federal lawsuit was filed today by the Southern Poverty Law Center against the town of Shannon, Miss. and its officials for denying Pat Newton, a lesbian, a business license to reopen her gay bar.

Anti-Gay Pastor Announces Plans to Run for Governor of Mass.

RELIGION | By EDGE | Oct 1
Controversial anti-gay pastor Scott Lively, who is set to stand trial for crimes against humanity, announced on Monday his intentions to run for Governor of Massachusetts.

Christian Group: School Lunch With a Stranger Promotes ’Gay Agenda’

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 18
A conservative Christian group is attacking a national program that aims to prevent bullying by getting students to sit with different classmates at lunch. The group claims that a cheerleader meeting a special-needs student promotes the ’gay agenda.’

Southern Poverty Law Center: ’Ex-Gay’ Therapy Group Source for ’Junk Science’

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 14
Southern Poverty Law Center recently reported that the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality is the main source of "junk science" as it reports that controversial "ex-gay" therapy works.

Lesbian Veteran Sues Over Denial of Benefits

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Feb 1
Tracey Cooper-Harris, who served in the Army for 12 years, announced on Wednesday that she will file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs after her application for benefits for her spouse was denied.

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