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– The Maryland Senate voted 32-15 to approve transgender nondiscrimination protections.
– Only 22 percent of Arizonans say they support “religious freedom” legislation like SB 1062, while 66 percent oppose it.
– California’s “religious liberty” discrimination bill has been nixed.
– A group of Western-state Republicans have added their support to marriage equality in the Utah and Oklahoma cases.
– Another group of 23 protesters have been arrested in Idaho, this time for blocking all the entrances to Governor Butch Otter’s (R) office, demanding LGBT nondiscrimination protections.
– After five years of marriage equality in Iowa, 78 percent of voters there say it’s had either a positive impact or no impact at all on their lives.
– A Portland, Oregon cab driver has been found in violation of kicking a same-sex couple out of his cab, dumping the women along the side of the interstate.
– The fight to repeal the LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio, Texas has come to an end.
– The Dalai Lama has expressed his support for marriage equality.
– Here’s a guide to supporting LGBT people in Uganda.
– The Nation investigates how Cameroon has been imprisoning gay people for years.