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S. African Security Guard Says He Was Fired Because He's Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 5, 2014
A security guard at a prominent private school in Johannesburg, South Africa, says he was fired after his boss found out he's gay.

Same-Sex Couple Settle Wedding Venue Dispute

Friday Aug 22, 2014
The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.

Upstate NY Farm Fined for Refusing Same-Sex Wedding

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 19, 2014
The owners of a farm in Schaghticoke, located in upstate New York, were fined $13,000 by the state on August 8, after refusing to hold a same-sex wedding on their grounds two years ago, which violated New York's Human Rights Law.

Popular Pa. Bakery Denies Same-Sex Couple Cake

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Aug 14, 2014
A popular bakery located in Schuylkill, Pa., is coming under fire this week after owners refused to sell a cake to a same-sex couple.

Mont. City Rejects Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014
The Billings City Council has rejected an ordinance to ban discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Obama Order Presses Contractors to Obey Labor Laws

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 1, 2014
President Barack Obama moved Thursday to require federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes, putting his pen to an executive order the day after the House voted to sue him for allegedly exceeding his presidential powers.

Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.

Ind. Woman Says She was Booted From Waterpark Over Sexuality, Swimwear

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 21, 2014
A woman from Indiana claims she was kicked out of a Michigan waterpark on July 9 because she is a lesbian and because she was wearing men's swimming trunks.

Anti-Gay Phone Calls Turn Into a Windfall for Mass. LGBT Non-Profit

By EDGE | Friday Jul 18, 2014
The mayor of Salem, Mass., turned a torrent of angry out-of-state phone calls and responses from "right-leaning blogs and websites" over her decision to cut ties with an anti-LGBT discriminatory college, into a fundraising windfall for a LGBT charity.

New Study: 10% of Gays Discriminated Against When Arranging Funerals

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
A new study published Thursday revealed some startling information - one out of 10 gay, lesbian or bisexual people have been discriminated against either during a funeral or while arranging one.