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‘Student Non-Discrimination Act’ Seeks to Curb Bullying of LGBT Youth

Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced legislation this week that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT youth, including bullying and other harassment, in public schools.

Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) reintroduced legislation this week that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT youth, including bullying and other harassment, in public schools.

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Federal Court Orders Alabama Judges to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Thursday's order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Thursday’s order made it clear that probate judges in the state could not refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Wyoming Senate Creates Religious Exemption in LGBT Protections

Wyoming lawmakers in the state senate passed a bill Wednesday that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state's non-discrimination employment laws, although religious companies and organizations will still be legally allowed to discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Wyoming lawmakers in the state senate passed a bill Wednesday that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination employment laws, although religious companies and organizations will still be legally allowed to discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

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Another Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Birth Control Benefit

The federal courts are so far unanimous in rejecting claims that the Obama administration's accommodation process to the birth control benefit burdens religious rights.

The federal courts are so far unanimous in rejecting claims that the Obama administration’s accommodation process to the birth control benefit burdens religious rights.

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Kansas Governor Does Away With LGBT Protections

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed an executive order Tuesday that rescinded discrimination protections for state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) signed an executive order Tuesday that rescinded discrimination protections for state employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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No, the Supreme Court Didn’t Reject a Breastfeeding Rights Lawsuit Because Men Can Lactate Too

In its recent ruling, the high court did leave in place significant hurdles for employees making claims they were forced off the job.

In its recent ruling, the high court did leave in place significant hurdles for employees making claims they were forced off the job.

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Alabama Officials Create Constitutional Crisis Over Marriage Equality

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

A federal court order allowing same-sex couples to marry in Alabama is being met with defiance by local officials.

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Another Court Rules Religious Nonprofit Can Avoid Complying With Birth Control Benefit

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

The decision from a federal court in Florida comes just before the Roberts Court considers stepping back into the legal fight over the birth control benefit.

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Montana Supreme Court Says State Can Defend Parental Involvement Statutes

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

A decision Tuesday overturns a lower court ruling that said attorneys for the state were precluded by earlier court rulings from defending two recent parental involvement statutes.

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Purvi Patel Convicted of Feticide and Neglect of Dependent

Jurors deliberated for less than five hours before finding Purvi Patel guilty of both feticide and felony neglect of a dependent.

Jurors deliberated for less than five hours before finding Purvi Patel guilty of both feticide and felony neglect of a dependent.

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