The year of mar­riage, Kim Davis, Cait­lyn Jen­ner and Repub­li­can ha­tred

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that em­ploy­ers may not ‘rely upon sex-based con­sid­er­a­tions’ or take gen­der into ac­count when making em­ploy­ment de­ci­sions.

GOP can­di­dates flaunt their hos­til­ity to­ward LGBT peo­ple

Many can­di­dates for the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion for 2016 have worn their hos­til­ity for equal rights for LGBT peo­ple on their sleeves. U.S. Se­na­tor Rand Paul said LGBT peo­ple wouldn’t need nondis­crim­i­na­tion laws if they would just stay in the closet. Neu­ro­sur­geon Ben Car­son said al­low­ing same-sex cou­ples to marry is equiv­a­lent to toss­ing the “word of God ... into the garbage.” U.S. Se­na­tor Ted Cruz said he wanted a new ban on LGBT peo­ple in the mil­i­tary.

Mean­while, all three Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial hope­fuls have ex­pressed strong sup­port for equal rights for LGBT peo­ple.

Hous­ton re­peals city’s anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion law

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