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Activist raises flag during a rally for same sex marriage rights. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
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North Dakota governor issues memo barring gay discrimination

North Dakota's Republican governor sent a memo to 17 government departments on Monday saying discrimination against anyone is unacceptable, just two hours before every Democrat in the Legislature delivered a letter calling on him to go further and issue an executive order prohibiting bias against gays and lesbians.

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Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, third from right, was fired by Mayor Kasim Reed after the chief self-published a book describing homosexuality as a perversion. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran, third from right, was fired by Mayor Kasim Reed after the chief self-published a book describing homosexuality as a perversion. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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Culture war flares as GOP presses state limits on gay rights

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

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Supporters of Arkansas' law banning same sex marriage, top, hold a rally at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., as protestors carry flags and shout, Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
Supporters of Arkansas' law banning same sex marriage, top, hold a rally at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., as protestors carry flags and shout, Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
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Challenges remain for gay rights groups

NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories.

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13 NJ companies get top scores for equality

When it comes to equality in the workplace, New Jersey's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community fares pretty well, according to the Human Rights Campaign's 2015 Corporate Equality Index.

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In this  picture taken June 24 2014  gay rights advocates listen as NBA player Jason Collins talks about being openly gay in a live TV link-up, at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw,  (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
In this picture taken June 24 2014 gay rights advocates listen as NBA player Jason Collins talks about being openly gay in a live TV link-up, at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
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US takes gay rights global, despite unsure welcome

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Barack Obama's administration has taken the U.S. gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world as outposts in a struggle that still hasn't been won at home.

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A U.S. flag is raised alongside a pride flag on the U.S. Embassy a day before the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
A U.S. flag is raised alongside a pride flag on the U.S. Embassy a day before the Gay Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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80,000 Party at Israel Gay Parade, Region’s Biggest

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shirtless Israeli men, colorfully dressed drag queens and others partied Friday through central Tel Aviv as tens of thousands of people took part in the city's annual gay pride parade, the largest event of its kind in the Middle East.

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‘Coming Out of the Closet’ at Work [AUDIO]

A new survey finds a majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees do not feel comfortable about "coming out of the closet" at work.

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AZ Gov. Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected the state to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.

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Judge Upholds NJ Gay Conversion Ban

A federal judge on Friday upheld a New Jersey law barring therapists from trying to turn gay youth straight.

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Gay Rights Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate

The Senate is moving forward on the first major bill barring workplace discrimination against gays in nearly two decades as Americans' shifting views about homosexuality have significantly changed the political dynamic.

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