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As advocates rally, anti-LGBT legislation advances in Missouri legislature

Spearheaded by Senator Bob Onder, SJR 39 asks voters to amend Missouri's state constitution to enshrine LGBT discrimination by prohibiting the state from imposing penalties on individuals and religious entities who refuse to participate in same-sex couple's marriage ceremonies due to "sincerely held religious beliefs."

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Writers, entertainers, businesses, advocates, politicians stand against new anti-LGBT Mississippi law

Yesterday, notable authors John Grisham, Greg Iles, and Julia Reed were among 95 Mississippi writers to pen a letter opposing Mississippi's House Bill 1523, which was recently signed into law. In addition to these writers, numerous celebrities, businesses, organizations, and politicians have begun taking to social media to voice their opposition to Mississippi's discriminatory House Bill 1523


PHOTOS: GLAAD in Nashville, calls on music industry to take a stand against discriminatory bills

GLAAD and the Tennessee Equality Project gathered in Nashville with Actor and musician Chris Carmack, singer-songwriter and producer Desmond Child, and Tennessee-based LGBT advocates to call on the country music industry to take a stand against discriminatory bills currently pending in Tennessee, which threaten the rights and safety of LGBT people.


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