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– Utah is using the fact that it isn’t recognizing the marriages of the same-sex couples that wed during the month it was legal to block those couples from succeeding in their adoption petitions.
– Indiana is considering a bill to refuse joint tax benefits to same-sex couples, regardless of what the IRS allows at the federal level.
– This might be the year Minnesota finally passes LGBT-inclusive bullying legislation.
– Meet Cathi Herrod, the anti-LGBT activist spurring much of Arizona’s social conservative legislation.
– A transgender woman is suing Howard County, Maryland police for refusing to allow her to volunteer with a new mounted patrol unit she helped create.
– A Kentucky judge has granted a same-sex step-parent adoption to a family that has been together more than 25 years.
– After being together 53 years, Jack Evans and George Harris, finally married this weekend at a Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, though their union is not legally recognized.
– The number of same-sex couples adopting children in England has doubled.
– An Iranian news site has claimed that two men were executed for being gay.
– Myanmar has had its first public same-sex wedding.
– Former Miss Kentucky (2010) Djuan Trent has come out as queer.