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Hong Kong court upholds marriage law

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/18/19, 10:45 am

As the semi-autonomous territory of China wrestles with social and political upheaval, one thing will remain the same for now: the definition of marriage. The Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled Friday that the government has no obligation to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples or establish a legal basis for civil unions.

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Freedom for whom?

Politics | A Democratic presidential candidate proposes a charity-crashing measure to promote LGBT issues
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/17/19, 04:19 pm

When CNN’s Don Lemon asked former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas if religious colleges, churches, and charities should “lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate didn’t even hesitate.

“Yes,” he said firmly. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.”

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Supreme Court hears LGBT worker cases

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/08/19, 10:20 am

Members of the public lined up outside the Supreme Court in Washington over the weekend for a chance to sit in on a landmark hearing about LGBT employee relations. The nation’s top court listened to oral arguments Tuesday morning in the case of a transgender funeral home employee who sued his Christian employers because they said his dressing as a woman at work would disturb bereaved families and violate their religious convictions about gender. In two other cases, the justices heard from the lawyers of people who claim they lost their jobs because of their sexual orientation.

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