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Indiana legislature shrugs off LGBT nondiscrimination protections

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Businesses across Indiana are participating in campaigns to let LGBT customers know they’re welcome, but it might not be enough to completely heal the black eye the state received over its nationally-criticized religious objections law. Michael Conroy, AP INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates on …

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Church of England faces biggest split since Henry VIII over same-sex marriage

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Dawn Ennis Conservative-run Anglican parishes want a divorce from the Church of England over gay members, gay marriage and gay clergy. They’re preparing for what could be the beginning of a formal split from the church established nearly 500-years ago. These evangelicals are considering the …

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Australian politicians will introduce bills to legalize same-sex marriage

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition said Tuesday that it would test Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s weakened grip on power following last month’s general election by proposing its own legislation to legalize gay marriage. Opposition leader Bill Shorten used …

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Iowa state board explains vote against banning conversion therapy

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Psychology is explaining why it declined earlier this month to adopt a rule …

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Chicago will issue 10,000th same-sex marriage license this week

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. LGBTQ Nation CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials say they expect to issue the 10,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple this week. Cook County Clerk David Orr held a news conference Monday morning along with state lawmakers and civil right groups to …

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Missouri transgender inmate sues for access to hormone treatment

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. ST. LOUIS (AP) — A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to …

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