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Michigan May Soon Get 'License to Discriminate'

LOCAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 8
The state of Michigan may soon write discrimination into law with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, legislation that would allow those with deeply held religious beliefs to discriminate against those who don't share those beliefs.

Uganda: Donors Who Withheld Aid ’Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Bill

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 8
The Ugandan government now says that international donors who withheld aid because of their anti-gay bill have "misinterpreted" the law, whose main focus was to "stop the promotion of homosexuality to children and others."

Russia Becoming the Next Uganda?

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Aug 31
Russia may be on the road to becoming the next Uganda, with anti-gay sentiment spilling over from homophobic laws into society and everyday life and legal attacks on LGBTs spreading to nearby countries.

Russian Police Detain 20 at Gay Rally

INTERNATIONAL | Jan 25
Russian authorities say that 20 gay rights campaigners and militant Orthodox Christian activists have been detained during a protest against an anti-gay legislation.

Implementation of California’s Gay Cure Ban Delayed Until Hearing

LOCAL | By Victor Yates | Jan 12
San Francisco’s legislation to prohibit doctors from using techniques to ’cure’ a patient’s gayness went into effect on Jan. 1, but lawsuits brought against the state revealed it doesn’t apply to faith-based or unlicensed providers.

Outgoing Rep. Todd ’Legitimate Rape’ Akin Pushes Anti-Gay Measure

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 20
Although conservative Rep. Todd Akin is leaving Congress, the Republican pushing for an anti-gay provision that would undermine the repeal of ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ before he’s gone.

Uganda Parliament Set to Pass ’Kill the Gays’

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 27
Uganda parliament says that the East African country’s controversial "kill the gays" bill could be passed before Christmas as government officials are set to debate the measure any day.

Liberians Launch Campaign Against Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Jonathan Paye-Layleh | Nov 11
Liberians of Christian and Muslim faiths united in their hatred of same-sex marriage, launching a campaign to ban it in the African nation.

Billy Graham Backs NC Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

LOCAL | By Martha Waggoner | May 3
The Rev. Billy Graham urged North Carolina voters Wednesday to support an amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage, a move that an observer said was highly unusual but another said was in keeping with the minister’s moral beliefs.

Gay-Education Video for Schoolkids Ages 6-12 Has Rightwing in Frenzy

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 20
The Human Rights Campaign has several right wing conservatives upset, claiming that the video and other educational programs are harming their children.

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