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LGBT rights advocates say Utah bullying law may backfire

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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OGDEN, Utah — Gay rights leaders in Utah say a new law requiring schools to notify parents when their child is a victim of bullying could potentially do more harm than good.

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Mich. House committee advances bills allowing ‘moral’ adoption refusals

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Michigan
LANSING, Mich. -- Legislators serving on the Michigan House Committee on Families, Children, and Seniors on Wednesday advanced three bills which would allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies the ability to deny an adoption placement based on that agency's moral or religious beliefs.

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Report: LGBT seniors suffer health disparities, economic insecurities

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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LGBT seniors suffer health disparities and economic insecurities that are compounded over the course of a lifetime with devastating effects, according to a new report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

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Catholic priest excommunicated over support for women priests, gay marriage

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Greg Reynolds
Just one day before Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church over its obsession with gays, an Australian priest learned he had been both defrocked and excommunicated over his support for women priests and same-sex marriage.

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Poll: Ind. voters oppose amendment to ban recogniton of gay relationships

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly two-thirds of Indiana voters do not support amending the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage or other forms of recognition for same-sex couples, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Freedom Indiana.

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U.S. Senate confirms nation’s first openly gay federal appellate judge

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Todd M. Hughes
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Todd M. Hughes to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, making him the first openly gay person to serve as a federal appellate judge.

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Rubio withdraws support for nomination of gay black judge to federal bench

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Marco Rubio
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has withdrawn his support for the nomination of an openly gay Miami judge after expressing concerns about the judge’s “fitness” for the federal bench.

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Gay rights protesters disrupt Met Opera gala over Russia’s anti-gay laws

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Queer Nation
NEW YORK -- Four members of the advocacy group Queer Nation NY on Monday disrupted the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala, demanding that pro-Putin Russian performers at the Gala — and the Met itself — end their silence on the Kremlin’s attacks on LGBT Russians.

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Husband of Facebook co-founder announces bid for U.S. House

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sean Eldridge
Sean Eldridge, a former political strategist for Freedom to Marry and husband to Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder and owner of The New Republic, has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress to represent New York’s 19th congressional district in the U.S. House.

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Social media trolls hammer transgender homecoming queen

| Monday, September 23, 2013
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A transgender teen in Orange County, Calif., who was crowned her school’s Homecoming Queen last week, has been deluged by an outpouring of negative feedback on and transphobic comments on social media.

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