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Openly gay Chattanooga City Council member elected, Ky. H.B. 279 and Carly Rae Jepsen makes the right 'call'

March 6, 2013 O&AN Staff Reports   Comments

First openly gay candidate elected to Chattanooga, Tenn., City Council

Congratulations to Chris Anderson who made history Tuesday night when he became the first openly gay elected official in Chattanooga, Tenn..

Ky. H.B. 279 allowing discrimination based upon religious beliefs goes before Senate

All eyes will be on our neighbor Kentucky today as their Senate will probably vote on H.B. 279 today. The bill has already passed the House and will affect the states’ GLBT population if it passes the Senate.

No hate crime investigation in Marco McMillian slaying

Despite calls from gay advocacy groups and family members the Sheriff investigating the murder of openly gay Miss. mayoral candidate says there is no investigation into whether or not the incident was hate crime at this time.

Carly Rae Jepsen makes the right call

There was no maybe about it after Train announced its decision to back out of the Boy Scouts National Jamboree, “Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen announces she will not perform until the BSA reverses its ban on gay scouts.

N.C. 6th grader receives response from Justice Sotomayor regarding same-sex marriage letter

While the Justice could not respond to “issues that one day may come before the court”, Justice Sotomayor replies to an impassioned 6th graders letter requesting marriage equality for her parents. Read the entire letter.

Artist set to illustrate new ‘Superman’ comic departs because of anti-gay stance by writer

Chris Sprouse proved to be a Man of Steel announcing his departure from the upcoming comic due to the anti-gay stance from  writer Orson Scott Card. Best known for his science fiction novel Ender’s Game, Card has long held opinions against marriage equality. We applaud you Sprouse put an end to Card's kryptonite.

Texas high school removes photo of same-sex couple from yearbook

Deemed “too intimate”, student claims the photo was fine until yearbook supervisor realized it was two girls. Guess we know what superlative this school is going for: Most Likely to Hate.

NHL player may come out of closet this week

If NHL Insight has the insight they claim then Montreal Canadiens star Josh Gorges may be coming out of the closet this week.
 

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