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Families of victims of Franco regime welcome new Spanish law

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Madrid, SpainReuters Flor Baena has spent decades trying to clear the name of her brother Jose Humberto, who was one of the last five people executed under General Francisco Franco’s fascist regime just two months before the dictator’s death in 1975. But on Thursday, the leftist government’s Democratic Memory law tackling the legacy of the […]

In Australia, rugby league players refuse to play NRL game in pride jersey

Sydney, AustraliaAP Seven Manly Sea Eagles players have withdrawn from a National Rugby League match in Australia because they’re unwilling to wear their club’s inclusion jersey. The jersey has rainbow stripes and a rainbow collar – in place of the regular white sections – to support LGBTQ inclusion in sports, and the club plans to […]

Most Americans continue to oppose religious service refusals to LGBT people, survey finds

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RNS A new survey finds that Americans continue to oppose the idea that small business owners should be able to refuse products or services to gay or lesbian people due to their religious beliefs. The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute follows up on findings released last week that show strong majorities within all religious groups also support nondiscrimination […]