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January 10, 2014

Indiana legislator introduces cruel anti-marriage equality legislation

Rep. Eric Turner, an Indiana lawmaker, has introduced a bill n the state assembly that would not only define marriage as the union between one man and one woman, but would also remove any protection LGBT couples currently have under Indiana law.

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Trans teen attacked at school, charged with battery -- sign petition for charges to be dropped

A transgender 16-year-old girl, Jewlyes, was attacked at her school in California in November. Now, the District Attorney is charging the young trans student with battery.

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January 8, 2014

Protections for transgender students in peril. Repeal efforts advance to full validation count

Even though California's transgender non-discrimination law, the School Success and Opportunity Act or AB1266, was signed into law last August, it still faces potential repeal. A coalition of anti-LGBT activist organizations collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put the law up for a public vote in November.

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January 7, 2014

Eastside Catholic High School: get divorced or get fired

Mark Zmuda, the former vice principal of Eastside Catholic school in Sammamish, was fired after school officials found out he had married his husband. One of Zmuda's former students released a video where Zmuda states he was told he could keep his job if he got a divorce.

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