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U.S. Circuit Court ruling temporarily invalidates marriages of Tennessee same-sex couples

A ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has temporarily invalidated the marriages of three same-sex couples who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Tennessee.

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Trans woman inmate suing Ohio for refusing to provide hormone treatments

Whitney Lee, a transgender woman incarcerated in Ohio, is asking a federal judge to order that the state continue providing her with hormone treatments, which were abruptly halted in February 2012.

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May 1, 2014

Iowa House unanimously votes to soften state's HIV criminalization law

The Iowa House and Senate has passed a historic law that will soften Iowa's current discriminatory HIV law.

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Anti-LGBT website pushing for referendum vote on Maryland's transgender non-discrimination act

The website MDPetitions.com, founded by Maryland Republican delegate Neil Parrott, has a new petition making false claims about the state's recently passed transgender-inclusive non-discrimination act, and calling for a referendum vote.

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SC may stop punishing universities for assigning LGBT reading material

The South Carolina legislature appears to be dropping the proposed budget cuts intended to punish the University of South Carolina Upstate and the College of Charleston for assigning LGBT-themed reading materials.

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April 29, 2014

Landmark Philly LGBT bookstore ends 38 year history

For 38 years Giovanni’s Room Bookstore has been a fixture in Philadelphia’s “Gayborhood”. The LGBT bookstore is now closing, ending it’s 38 year history.

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