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– Vice President Joe Biden sees “no downside” to President Obama issuing an executive order protecting the LGBT employees of federal contractors.
– Though a judge has ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages from other states, a group of Ohio couples is now suing for the right to marry in their home state.
– A South Carolina Senate panel has restored the university funding that the House stripped from the budget to punish two schools for teaching LGBT-inclusive books.
– A transgender inmate is suing Ohio for access to hormone therapy.
– The Kentucky print shop Herald Embroidery is continuing to insist it will not produce “content promoting homosexuality.”
– Northern Ireland has once again voted down marriage equality.
– Brunei will begin implementing its Sharia Law penal code today, which will eventually include death by stoning for homosexuality.
– Michelangelo Signorile examines the double standard for Clippers owner Donald Sterling and former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich.