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A State-By-State Look at Proposals Dealing With LGBT Rights

May 26
Here's a look at legislation dealing with LGBT rights around the country.

Gawker May Be Looking to Sell After Losing Hulk Hogan Case

By Tali Abrel | May 26
The embattled online media company Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore its options, including a possible sale.

GOP Conservatives Scuttle Spending Bill Over LGBT Rights

By Andrew Taylor | May 26
Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday, a stark display of the potency of a civil rights issue suddenly prominent in the presidential race.

Ex-US Magistrate Hired to Prosecute Alabama Chief Justice

May 26
A former federal magistrate will prosecute suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on judicial ethics charges.

Watch: 'Penis' Gets Fla. Man Removed From School Board Meeting

May 26
A Florida man was forcibly removed by police from a school board meeting for repeatedly using the word "penis" during a meeting to address restroom policies for transgender students.

Vermont Gov Signs Bill to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

May 26
Vermont is banning the use of what's called "conversion therapy," a practice aimed at changing young people's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Nothing is Sacred: Site Offers Chewbacca Lady to Star in Adult Film

May 26
One of the most-popular porn streaming websites reached out to Candace Payne, better known as the Chewbacca Lady, and asked her to star in a porn flick.

House Reverses Course On LGBT Rights for Federal Contractors

By Andrew Taylor | May 26
The House reversed itself late Wednesday and approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors.

US Sen. Richard Burr Mum After Saying LGBT Law Went Too Far

May 26
North Carolina's senior senator is staying mum about his comments that a new state law limiting some legal protections for LGBT people and directing which bathrooms transgender people could use "was far too expansive."

GLAAD Responds to #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend

By Lindsey Bahr | May 26
Captain America snags a kiss from Sharon Carter in the latest Marvel pic, "Captain America: Civil War," but many fans are wishing it was from someone else - specifically, a man.

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