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Marriage Equality Round-Up - April 4th
Here's our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories from all around the internet. If we missed anything, let us know. Enjoy!

PEOPLE: Sir Elton John's husband David Furnish is surprised to find the pair are still experiencing discrimination in an antiquated system. full story

POP CULTURE: Caitlyn Jenner is joining the cast of the acclaimed Amazon streaming series "Transparent." full story

BRAZIL: A group of international transgender activist colleagues have launched a worldwide petition -- with the hashtag #SaveTransBrazil for social media visibility -- to pressure Brazil's government to fight the homicides of transgender individuals in the country. full story

TUNISIA: In a recent interview with the Human Rights Watch (HRW), four of the six Tunisian students who were imprisoned last December for sodomy spoke out about their nightmarish experience which involved forced anal examinations, beatings and humiliation. full story

USA: Stung by setbacks related to their access to public restrooms, transgender Americans are taking steps to play a more prominent and vocal role in a nationwide campaign to curtail discrimination against them. full story

USA: Anti-LGBT activists have their plans intact. They seem to know how to reach out to communities of color and gain their trust with ease. full story

USA, MASSACHUSETTS: The same state court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the U.S. is now being asked to decide a complicated case about the parental rights of a once-partnered but unmarried gay couple. full story

USA, MISSOURI: Michael Sam, the first out player to be drafted by the National Football League wants his home state to block a pending 'religious liberty' proposal. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Saturday directed state employees not to travel to North Carolina for nonessential business, citing what he called "appalling" legislation requiring transgender people to use bathrooms based on their gender at birth. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: North Carolina and Governor Pat McCrory are being hit hard by opposition to the anti-LGBT bill which prohibits transgender people from using appropriate restrooms, repealed all local LGBT ordinances and prohibits any from being enacted. Here are sime updates. full story

USA, NORTH CAROLINA: The Human Rights Campaign picks apart the many lies North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has spewed in the wake of national condemnation of his state's hate bill. full story



USA, NORTH CAROLINA: A North Carolina church have taken the state's new LGBT laws to tell a lesbian member - divorce your wife or you'll be kicked out. full story

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USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Hundreds of people marched in protest of the anti-LGBT bill HB 2 on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, making their way down Jones Street to a spot in front of Governor Pat McCrory's mansion full story

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USA, NORTH CAROLINA: Theatergoers in North Carolina won't be seeing Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, or any of Oscar-winning composer Stephen Schwartz's many other shows due the state's anti-LGBT hate law. full story

USA, UTAH: States passing anti-LGBT laws under the guise of religious freedom are "desperate," Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor told those gathered Saturday night for the National Center for Lesbian Rights' annual Palm Springs Garden Party. full story 
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Published on:  April 4, 2016


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