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Gay man can continue discrimination lawsuit against Catholic church

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. CHICAGO (AP) — A gay music director fired after he publicized his same-sex marriage engagement can continue his lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago and the parish where he worked after a federal judge declined to dismiss the complaint. The (Arlington Heights) Daily …

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Louisiana: Gay widower denied Social Security survivor benefits

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press · Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Social Security cards stockphoto NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A civil rights group said Tuesday it is seeking Social Security survivor benefits for a Louisiana man who legally married his husband in California before …

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After Pulse and HB2: Charlotte’s pride festival beefs up security

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Charlotte Pride logo Publicity graphic CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials in North Carolina have declared Charlotte‘s gay pride festival later this month is an extraordinary event that requires extra security. City officials say the decision allows them to ban backpacks and regular items …

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No, Pulse nightclub is not reopening as a memorial

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By TERRANCE HARRIS, Associated Press · Tuesday, August 2, 2016 Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A spokeswoman says the Pulse nightclub in Orlando will not reopen as a memorial to the dozens of people who died at the gay …

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Federal Judge grills GOP lawyers about HB2’s trans bathroom provision

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. A federal judge lobbed tough questions at GOP lawyers Monday as he considered whether to block a North Carolina legal measure governing transgender bathroom access, asking pointedly how the law was making people safer. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder heard oral arguments on …

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North Carolina’s HB2 bathroom provision will stand until trial

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Bil Browning A federal judge in North Carolina has decided not to rule immediately on whether to block a portion of a state law governing the use of public bathrooms by transgender people. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder heard evidence Monday, ahead of …

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