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Comprehensive LGBT protection bill to be introduced in Congress on Thursday

A comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination bill will be introduced in Congress on Thursday, July 23, covering seven areas of federal law.

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UPDATE: Gates tells Boy Scouts to change policy

Robert Gates, president of the Irving-based Boy Scouts of America, called on the organization to change its policy on gay scout leaders.

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Politics can sometimes hit too close to home

Staff writer James Russell reflects on having a different kind of pride after getting a campaign solicitation from a graduate from his alma mater.

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Federal workplace discrimination rules go into effect today

A new federal rule barring discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and subcontractors went into effect today (Wednesday, April 8).

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To RFRA or not

Religious liberty bills promise freedom, but for whom? JAMES RUSSELL  |  Staff Writer In a 1989 decision, Employment Division v. Smith, involving two men who were fired for smoking peyote as part of a sacred Native American ritual and then … Continue reading

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Former Arkansas AG condemns ‘religious freedom’ bill, current AG moves nondiscrimination forward

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wrote an op-ed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette condemning that state’s “religious freedom” bill that the governor announced he would not sign.

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Indiana Repubs admit anti-LGBT discrimination is legal

Despite Gov. Mike Pence’s insistence that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is all about protecting religious freedom and not about discriminating against folks, two Indiana lawmakers have admitted that even without the RFRA, businesses in their state can legally post … Continue reading

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Villalba to reconsider religious liberty bill, vows collaboration with stakeholders

Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, will reconsider his controversial HJR 55 after various groups expressed concern it would discriminate against LGBT people.

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BREAKING: Kansas governor rescinds nondiscrimination order

The far right GOP governor said his Democratic predecessor’s order protecting many LGBT state employees should have occurred in the legislature.

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BREAKING: ExxonMobil adds sexual orientation, gender identity to EEO policy

After 15 years of fighting shareholder resolutions, ExxonMobil added sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policies.

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