GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

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ATLANTA (AP) – A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials.

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Nebraska bills would bar LGBT discrimination

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers introduced three bills Jan. 21 that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents, but even supporters noted they face a tough fight in gaining approval for the proposals.

About 100 supporters of the bills, displaying blue and yellow equal sign stickers, rallied at the Capitol as legislators explained why they back the changes.

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The Arizona Effect: Other states are still in danger of discriminatory legislation

By : Samantha Rosenthal
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On Feb. 26, there was a collective sigh of relief as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the Senate Bill 1062, which brought a national spotlight for its use of religious rights to discriminate against LGBTs in refusing service to them. Brewer, throughout the week, received criticism from big businesses like Apple and even big names like GOP Sen. John McCain. Even Gov. Rick Scott released a statement saying he would have vetoed an Arizona-style anti-gay bill if it were passed through Florida Legislature.

In other states, similar bills have been also sent back to committees, withdrawn or flat out failed to make it pass legislation.

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