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Clerks in Miss. cannot use religious beliefs to deny marriage licenses

Mississippi State Capitol

On Monday a federal judge ruled that Mississippi clerks cannot refuse marriage licenses to LGBT couples because of personal religious beliefs reports Reuters. 

This is in direct conflict to House Bill 1523 passed by the state legislature that allowed clerks such religious provisions in the past.

Westboro members now live next to house painted colors of transgender flag

When Dunn saw that Planting Peace was attempting to raise money to purchase the house, he stepped up to the plate.

The Equality House, the rainbow-colored house across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, just expanded its compound — with a home painted the colors of the trans flag — and by doing so furthered its visible statement of solidarity with the queer community.

Trans advocate attacked in Seattle at Orlando vigil

Trans advocate Michael Volz says they were attacked at vigil honoring Orlando.

A vigil in Seattle honoring the 49 innocent lives lost in the Orlando massacre turned horrific for one trans advocate last week.

Michael Volz, who wishes to use variations of the pronoun “they” said it happened on the way to their car parked in Capitol Hill reports Gay Star News.

Presidential statement about Stonewall, LGBT community

President Obama acknowledges the LGBT movement, dedicates Stonewall Inn as National Monument.

From The President: 

Hi everybody. 

The story of America is a story of progress.  It’s written by ordinary people who put their shoulders to the wheel of history to make sure that the promise of our founding applies not just to some of us – but to all of us. 

Stonewall Inn will officially be recognized as National Monument

The Stonewall Inn will be a protected national landmark.

President Obama will designate New York’s historic Stonewall Inn as a National Monument, the White House said on Friday. 

The building located at 53 Christopher St, has long been known as the birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement, and its designation today makes it the first such protected LGBT national park to honor those efforts.