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- The county clerks of New Mexico have intervened in the same-sex marriage suit seeking clarification about their ability to distribute marriage licenses.
- Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) has presented state lawmakers with a marriage equality bill, but hasn’t yet called a special session to pass it.
- A new poll finds that a majority of Pennsylvania voters support marriage equality, but not the distribution of licenses by Montgomery County Clerk.
- The City Commission of Frankfort, Kentucky has passed an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance, making it the fifth city in the commonwealth to do so.
- A proposed nondiscrimination policy in San Antonio, Texas continues to fuel controversy — in particular, a new amendment that removes protections for transgender people using restrooms.
- Disappointed in the New Mexico ruling against a discriminating anti-gay photographer, Michael Geer of the Pennsylvania Family Institute says, “I’m not so sure this is America anymore.”
- A new study from the United Kingdom finds that young lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are twice as likely as their peers to smoke.
- WNBA player Sophia Young of the San Antonio Silver Stars has been speaking out against marriage equality and San Antonio’s proposed LGBT protections.