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- Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) has announced that his first executive order will be to protect LGBT state employees from discrimination.
- New Mexico’s insurance regulator has ordered that insurance companies must provide the same discounts and benefits to married same-sex couples.
- General Motors has announced it will extend benefits to all married same-sex couples, even if they live and work in states that do not recognize their union.
- The District of Columbia may be the latest jurisdiction to consider a ban on ex-gay therapy.
- The Gay Christian Network conducted a survey of university students across the country and found some interesting results about straight Christians’ beliefs about homosexuality, whether it’s a choice, and whether it’s a sin: