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  • Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

    June 26, 2015 10:07 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia.... more »
  • IBM ribbon-cutting canceled after Gov. Jindal's executive order check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It appears IBM is not happy with Governor Bobby Jindal after the company cancelled a ceremonial ribbon-cutting set for Monday at its new facility in downtown Baton Rouge. Sources tell WBRZ it's because of a controversial move by Jindal. After the religious freedom bill failed in... more »
  • Contentious religious objections bill hearing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 18, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A contentious bill that thrust Louisiana into a national debate over religious objections laws will finally get a hearing. The bill stirred controversy when it was proposed. The Tuesday hearing before the House civil law committee comes after the halfway point of the legislative session and may... more »
  • Festival-like atmosphere outside Supreme Court

    April 28, 2015 12:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - Same-sex marriage advocates and protesters alike filled the sidewalks outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday. It was a festival-like atmosphere, complete with warm sunshine and lots of selfies. While the high court isn't expected to rule until June, many people said they wanted to witness history in the... more »
  • Bizarre council debate rattles nerves, accomplishes nothing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The situation at Wednesday evening's council meeting, where a debate over a proposed fairness ordinance took over just about the entire meeting time, quickly turned bizarre. Testimony from people on both sides of the issue that would protect gay, transgender and veterans from discrimination on various fronts... more »
  • The fairness ordinance check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There was no vote Wednesday night dealing with a fairness ordinance that would protect gays from certain kinds of discrimination. The council meeting reached it's required legal ending before a vote could happen. Leading up to the end, City Hall was filled to capacity with... more »
  • Obama to sign order extending protections to gays

    June 16, 2014 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - A White House official says President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation. The move follows years of pressure from gay rights groups for Obama to sign the order. The White House has... more »
  • Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

    April 26, 2014 12:29 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states. The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning what it calls the "Project One America" in Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Each state is controlled... more »
  • Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

    December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

    The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year's Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications - ranging from policies on tentmates and showers to whether Scouts can march in gay pride parades. Yet despite their... more »
  • Texas county adopts policy to protect LGBT inmates

    November 14, 2013 8:40 AM

    HOUSTON - The sheriff of Houston's Harris County has adopted a sweeping policy designed to protect and guarantee equal treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inmates. It includes allowing transgender individuals to be housed based on the gender they identify with instead of their biological sex. The Harris... more »
  • U. Iowa adds optional LGBT question to application

    December 12, 2012 11:35 AM

    IOWA CITY, Iowa- The University of Iowa has become the nation's first public university to include optional questions about sexual orientation and gender identity on its admissions application. The university announced Wednesday that its new application asks students whether they identify with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer community. The... more »
  • Judge awards legal fees in Miss. lesbian prom case

    October 26, 2010 11:29 AM

    A federal judge has ordered a Mississippi school district to pay just over $81,000 in legal fees and expenses in a lawsuit filed by a lesbian student whose prom was canceled because she wanted to bring her girlfriend. U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson signed the order on Monday... more »

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