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– The New York Times points out the Boy Scouts of America’s potential new policy might not mandate anti-gay discrimination, but it still communicates that such discrimination is acceptable.
– The media has been reluctant to highlight any progressive voices of faith who support the Boy Scouts’ proposed change.
– Former ambassador James Hormel believes former Sen. Chuck Hagel has truly moved beyond his anti-gay beliefs.
– Lawmakers in Maryland have once again introduced a bill that would protect transgender people from discrimination.
– The New York state budget proposal is once again set to cut funding for the LGBT Health and Human Services Network.
– Transgender Virginia inmate Ophelia De’lonta has been granted a hearing as to whether she is entitled to sex-reassignment surgery as part of her medical care.
– The defenders of Proposition 8 are in steep debt, short $700,000 in its fundraising for the Supreme Court.
– Is the National Organization for Marriage hiring models to march in its anti-equality parade in March?
– A gay Ugandan couple just married in Sweden, but one of the partners could soon be deported back to “the worst place in the world to live as someone who is openly gay.”
– Actor Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle, has married his same-sex partner of 38 years.