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Orlando Airport Begins $1.1 Billion Expansion Project

Posted on 31 January 2015

In its most ambitious undertaking since the early 1990s, Orlando International Airport has launched a $1.1 billion expansion that will replace long check-in counters with small self-service kiosks plus add a new parking garage and train terminal. Several key airlines oppose the latest round of construction, led by Southwest Air. The airlines are bothered  by […]

Alabama Judges Weigh Whether To Perform Gay Weddings

Posted on 31 January 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He’s performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County’s probate judge and considers the ceremonies a highlight of his job. “Weddings and adoptions. Those are my favorite,” said Hamic. But Hamic is a Christian, and he plans to quit performing the ceremonies if […]

Exxon Mobil Updates Its LGBT Nondiscrimination Policies

Posted on 30 January 2015

IRVING, Texas (AP) – Exxon Mobil Corp. has updated its corporate policies to protect employees from discrimination for sexual orientation or gender identity. Spokesman Allan Jeffers said Friday that the Irving, Texas-based oil giant added these protections to comply with federal law. In July, President Barack Obama signed an executive order that expanded protections for […]

Gay Dating App Scruff Buys Billboard Ads Near Super Bowl

Posted on 30 January 2015

As pro football fans gather for Sunday’s Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, a popular social networking app has bought two large outdoor ads near the event site. The ads by SCRUFF, which boasts 7 million users worldwide, features two masculine men checking each other out in a locker room. The message reads “Play On Our […]

Bill Would Create LGBTI Envoy In U.S. State Department

Posted on 30 January 2015

NEW YORK — U.S. lawmakers in both houses of Congress have introduced a bill to protect and promote the rights of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The International Human Rights Defense Act, spearheaded by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California, both Democrats, would appoint a special envoy […]

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