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The 'Religous Liberty' Bullies and Their Fight Against LGBT Equality

Today religious-liberty activists claim that bullies are the real victims because they cannot “express their views about homosexuality.” They claim that businesses who say “No Gays Allowed” are being oppressed because they are forced to “facilitate” gay marriages. And they claim that the real targets of discrimination are not gay people, who in 24 states can be fired from their jobs simply for being gay, but employers who can’t fire them.

The Daily Beast
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March 18, 2013

At CPAC, The Marriage Fight Is Over

Cleta Mitchell, a D.C. lawyer who successfully led the charge to keep the LGBT conservative group GOProud out of the Conservative Political Action Conference for the past two years, is finding out what it means to lose a hard-fought battle.

BuzzFeed Politics
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March 18, 2013
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A Transgender Elected Official Reflects an Evolving Cuba

“It’s a huge achievement,” said Ms. Hernández, referring to her election in November to the municipal council in this coastal town where she represents the 2,000 or so residents of her destitute neighborhood. She raised her painted eyebrows, saying, “For a country that has been so homophobic to change so dramatically — it’s unheard of.”

The New York Times
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March 18, 2013

Conservatives grapple with marriage equality

A day after advocating greater federal rights for same-sex couples, Republican mega-donor Foster Friess took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday and told the crowd, "Chick-fil-A values are American values!"

USA TODAY
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March 18, 2013
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