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Top 'protect marriage' voice in TX lets his true animus shine

If you caught any coverage following last week's pro–marriage equality ruling in Texas, you probably saw the name Jonathan Saenz. He has clearly communicated that he believes gay people should not be gay. That goes well beyond marriage. It even goes beyond politics.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to attend inclusive 'St. Pat's for All' parade

This Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will attend the 15th annual St. Pat's For All Parade, an LGBT-inclusive event that stands in opposition to the City's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade, which does not allow LGBT groups to participate.

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"License to Discriminate" vetoed in Arizona but still on the table in 7 states

Nearly a quarter of the country have recently considered or are still considering bills similar to the "License to Discriminate" SB 1062 that was vetoed this week by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.

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Walt Disney World says views don't align with Boy Scouts of America, suspends funding

Walt Disney World (WDW) will suspend its funding of Boy Scouts of America (BSA)'s Central Florida Council, reported Scouts for Equality this morning.

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February 28, 2014

City Council Speaker joins NYC Mayor in St. Patrick's Day parade boycott

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has announced that the she will be joining Mayor Bill de Blasio in boycotting the St. Patrick's Day Parade down New York’s 5th Ave.

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Chris Cuomo exposes and challenges the misinformation from Bill Donohue

CNN's Chris Cuomo invited Catholic League President Bill Donohue onto his show to actively challenge his extremist statements. The context was discussion of the recently-vetoed Arizona 'license to discriminate" law.

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DC Medicaid to cover trans-inclusive healthcare, while NY continues discriminating

Washington, D.C. joins states like California and Minnesota in requiring Medicaid to cover trans-inclusive healthcare, but other states like New York continue to enforce discriminatory exclusions.

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