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– Cindy McCain has signed a petition urging her husband, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which is expected to receive a full Senate vote as early as next week.
– Hawaii’s special legislative session to consider marriage equality begins today.
– LGBT groups are targeting the chairman of the board of Jelly Belly for donating $5,000 to the campaign to repeal California’s law protecting transgender students.
– California pastor Jack Hibbs is telling all his churchgoers to sign that referendum and vote against trans students.
– An Alabama Methodist bishop officiated a same-sex wedding this weekend, though he knows he could be defrocked for it.
– One Illinois pastor protesting marriage equality compared gay parents to “five-year-olds who think they can drive cars.”
– Creighton University, a Jesuit university, delayed giving away tickets to a Macklemore & Ryan Lewis concert after protests from students in the Catholic Student Organization because of the duo’s song “Same Love” supporting marriage equality.
– The Irish Deputy Prime Minister has promised there will be a marriage equality referendum by 2015.
– Hundreds turned out for a staged same-sex wedding ceremony in Vietnam this weekend.
– A Kentucky 13-year-old boy had to quit the cheerleading team and change schools because of the bullying he experienced for being perceived as gay.