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Utah Gov. Signs Church-Backed Anti-Discrimination Bill

NATIONAL | By Kelly Catalfamo and Michelle L. Price. | Mar 13
Gov. Gary Herbert on Thursday signed into law an anti-discrimination measure that earned the support of the Mormon church amid a crowd that brought smiling clergy members together with LGBT activists draped in rainbow flags.

Utah Governor to Sign Church-Backed Anti-Discrimination Bill

NATIONAL | By Michelle L. Price | Mar 12
A Mormon-church-backed anti-discrimination bill that protects LGBT Utah residents and religious rights is set to be signed by the state's Republican governor on Thursday evening.

Wyoming Panel Moves Bill to Ban Sexual-Orientation Bias

FAMILY | By Ben Neary | Feb 21
A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now heads for a vote next week in the full Wyoming House of Representatives.

Wyoming to Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill

NATIONAL | By Ben Neary | Dec 8
Gay rights activists in Wyoming are hoping the recent court victory affording them the right to marry will give them momentum as they push to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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.

Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

LEGAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 29
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

CORPORATE | Jul 23
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

LOCAL | By EDGE | Jul 18
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

Baton Rouge Council to Consider Fairness Ordinance

NATIONAL | Jul 1
The Baton Rouge Metro Council is again contemplating an anti-discrimination measure supported by the gay community, but it’s unclear how the proposal will fare when council members cast their votes.

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