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- Lambda Legal and the ACLU have filed suit on behalf of 25 couples seeking marriage equality under Illinois’ constitution.
- ExxonMobil will consider LGBT employment protections at today’s shareholder meeting.
- The California Senate may vote today on the bill that would severely limit the extent to which ex-gay therapy could be offered.
- Anti-gay groups in Lincoln, Nebraska have apparently collected enough signatures to challenge the city’s new LGBT non-discrimination protections.
- Tony Perkins now claims that it may be 10 years before the consequences of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell are noticeable.
- Texas may elect its first openly gay state legislator, Mary Gonzalez, since 2002.
- Malawi has imposed a moratorium on enforcing its anti-gay laws.
- Transgender teen Isaac tells the story of his transition.
- Students and staff at Yale College say, “It Gets Better”: