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Status of LGBT Student Groups May Face Court Fight

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Apr 26
This week signified a victory for CUAllies, the unofficial LGBT campus group at The Catholic University of America. Whether the group has won the war, or merely one skirmish, has yet to be determined.

Cruz and Lankford Introduce Resolution of Disapproval to Overturn Council Bill

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Mar 29
Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) on March 18 introduced a resolution aimed at overturning the Human Rights Amendment Act, a bill passed by the D.C. Council in December 2014.

Inhofe Amendment Brings Religious Liberty Debate to the Senate

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 29
One of the Senate's most conservative members is taking the debate over religious freedom and LGBT equality to the national level, with the introduction of an amendment advocates say would undermine marriage equality.

Harris Seeks to Stop 'Shoot the Gays' Initiative

State Attorney General Kamala Harris on Wednesday said that she would go to court in an effort to stop a proposed ballot initiative that calls for gays to be killed.

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

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.

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