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A constitutional can of worms

...tax-exempt status? Will we shut out faith-based charities that help the poor and needy because they don't pass some gay-rights litmus test?If same-sex marriage is declared a constitutional right, as some are pressing for, would that right...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-05-04/constitutional-can-wo
Collins has praise for NCAA over Indiana law

...first openly gay NBA player, spoke at a news conference in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday with representatives from gay rights groups Athlete Ally and Lamba Legal. He was joined by Derrick Gordon, the first openly gay Division I men's basketball...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2015-04-04/collins-has-praise-ncaa-o
Stalled 'religious freedom' measure's opponents, supporters ramp up pressure with days left

...has been criticized for not answering questions about whether that state's new law allows discrimination. National gay rights organizations have said the widespread introduction of such bills is tied to the U.S. Supreme Court's preparations...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-30/stalled-religious-freedom-mea
Mormons throw support behind gay-rights cause

...marriage in California standing with gay-rights activists on an anti-discrimination...clandestine meetings between local gay-rights backers and Mormons in Salt Lake...City-based church had supported gay-rights legislation. The Mormon church...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/14/rel_555543.shtml
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Georgia Senate backs religious freedom bill critics say gives cover for LGBT discrimination

...recently came out against the bill. He called it "deserving of a quick death." It was also denounced by national gay-rights groups."It does not address any legitimate problem with current law and creates harmful consequences for businesses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-05/georgia-senate-backs-rel
Gay rights activism law to be enforced at 2014 Sochi Olympics

...enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it plays host to international...working on a documentary film about gay rights in the northern Russian town of Murmansk...activists and organizations supportive of gay rights have called for a ban on Russian-made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2013-08-01/gay-rights-activism-
Advocates hope 'Big, Gay' wedding in SC's oldest city appeals to businesses' bottom line

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Gay rights activists hope the buzz surrounding a "Big, Gay 'I Do'" wedding...Redman-Gress, director of the alliance, which has promoted gay rights in Charleston for 16 years. "All of the vendors who signed on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-08-15/advocates-hope-big-gay-wedding-scs-
Thousands celebrate Augusta's gay community during Pride Weekend

...Saturday for the city's annual festival focusing on gay rights issues.James Mintz, the director of development for...City, one of the most influential events in the modern gay rights movement.Augusta native Summer Ben nett said this year's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-28/thousands-celebrate-augustas
Gay-rights advocate has a GOP past

...ATLANTA - Chuck Bowen doesn't sound like your typical gay-rights crusader. The 48-year-old openly gay South Carolina...knowing how to think like a Republican will be a must for gay-rights supporters. Earlier this month, Republicans completed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/28/met_435713.shtml
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Ga. gay-rights groups see hope in California ruling, politicians oppose it

ATLANTA -- Gay-rights groups in Georgia see reasons for hope in the ruling of a federal...the process that may lead to challenging the ban in Georgia."The gay-rights group Georgia Equality estimates as many as 25,000 couples in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-08-05/ga-gay-rights-groups-see-hop
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