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– The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will be introduced in the House next month.
– The city of Bisbee, Arizona has taken its own step to recognize civil unions, even though Arizona does not.
– Smith College, an all-women’s school, refused to admit a transgender student because in Connecticut, she would have to have sex-reassignment surgery in order to be legally recognized as a woman.
– Students are now petitioning Alabama legislators to repeal the law that requires sex education teachers to condemn homosexuality.
– The new reading list for California schools includes LGBT-inclusive literature.
– A Maryland man is suing his ex-wife for custody of their children because he believes she’s endangering them by letting her gay friend babysit them.
– In Britain, 93 percent of soccer fans believe performance is more important than sexuality.
– The British owners of a bed & breakfast who discriminated against a same-sex couple claim they can now continue such discrimination legally because they’ve been declared a not-for-profit.
– Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who resigned after being accused of inappropriate relationships with priests, apparently had a long-term secret boyfriend.
– Somali rebels have stoned a man to death for being gay.
– Over 40 other athletes and sports administrators have signed onto Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo’s Supreme Court brief advocating for marriage equality.
– Watch Respect for Marriage’s new ad highlighting nationwide momentum for marriage equality: