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Mormon Church Opposes Utah LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban

SALT LAKE CITY — A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the...
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‘Riverdale’ to Receive Award From Gay Rights Education Group

LOS ANGELES — The cast and creators of "Riverdale" will receive an award from a gay rights education group for the show's portrayal of LGBTQ relationships in a high school setting. The group cited the show's "groundbreaking storytelling about LGBTQ relation...
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Modesto City Council Bans Weapons, Masks at Rallies

 Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats, and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits part...
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Nicki Minaj Pulls out of Saudi Arabia Concert

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she says she wants to show support for women’s rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. “While I want nothing more than to brin...
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Big Business to Supreme Court: Defend LGBTQ From Bias

NEW YORK — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. "Even where comp...
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Brunei Invokes Laws Allowing Stoning for Gay Sex, Adultery

SINGAPORE — New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, rights groups and celebrities far beyond the tiny Southeast Asian nation's sho...