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– Could House Democrats force a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act?
– A married same-sex couples is suing to have their marriage recognized in Puerto Rico.
– A Missouri judge has been asked to block married same-sex couples from jointly filing their state tax returns.
– Over 300 Missouri businesses have come out in support of state-wide LGBT nondiscrimination protections.
– A significant majority of Wisconsin voters support legally recognizing same-sex couples’ unions.
– A bill banning ex-gay therapy for minors has advanced out of an Illinois House committee.
– Simpson College has become the third university in Iowa to offer gender-inclusive housing.
– A Kenyan witch-hunt has rounded up 595 “cases” of homosexuality, which one lawmaker believes should be prosecuted just like cases of terrorism.
– A Zimbabwe man was acquitted for stabbing a gay man, claiming he was nagged and harassed over a relationship.
– Transgender people openly voted for the first time in El Salvador earlier this month, thanks to a new decision preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
– Another member of the Duck Dynasty family, Willie Robertson, defended his father’s beliefs about the Bible’s condemnations of homosexuality.