sexual orientation

Flags at New York City Pride Parade.
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David Madden
January 21, 2020 - 3:01 pm
New Jersey became the ninth state to prohibit homicide defendants from claiming that panic brought on by a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity could be used a legal defense. Read more here.
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 In this Wednesday, July 15, 2015 file photo, a lesbian couple holds hands in Salt Lake City.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 3:31 pm
The largest study of its kind found new evidence that genes contribute to same-sex sexual behavior, but it echoes research that says there are no specific genes that make people gay.
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This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.
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July 02, 2019 - 10:19 am
By David Cray, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 corporations, including many of America's best-known companies, have signed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal civil rights law bans job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and...
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks at the Capitol in Washington.
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May 17, 2019 - 1:29 pm
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The protections would extend to...
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Bert and Ernie from "Sesame Street"
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September 19, 2018 - 6:27 am
By Sandra Gonzalez (CNN) -- Bert and Ernie are still just roommates. In a statement, Sesame Workshop was prompted to address the famous puppets' relationship after a former writer for "Sesame Street" said his own relationship with another man inspired his writing of the characters. "I always felt...
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