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NOM refuses to release tax documents as required by law

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Brian Brown
WASHINGTON -- Representatives from two LGBT advocacy groups were told Friday and again Monday by staff at the National Organization for Marriage's Washington D.C. office, that its required federal tax returns for 2012 were not available.

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Orlando Cruz, first openly gay professional boxer, marries partner

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Orlando Cruz (second from left) and Jose Manuel (center).
NEW YORK — Openly gay professional boxer Orlando Cruz married his partner, José Manuel Colón, in a ceremony in New York's Central Park on Saturday.

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Luxembourg to achieve historic first: Openly gay Prime Minister, Deputy PM

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Xavier Bettel (left) and Etienne Schneider
The tiny European country of Luxembourg is set to achieve a historic first by having an openly gay Prime Minister and an openly gay Deputy Prime Minister.

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Ind. House speaker expects lawmakers to act on gay marriage ban in 2014 session

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Indiana State House in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says he expects lawmakers to reach a conclusion this year on amending the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, but hasn't decided on timetable for tackling the issue in the 2014 session.

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Server who received anti-gay note to donate tips to wounded veterans

| Monday, November 18, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The New Jersey restaurant server and former Marine who was left a note condemning her lesbian "lifestyle" instead of a tip, has been receiving extra tips for days since her story broke, and says she plans to donate them to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Russia’s sports minister: Mistake to pass anti-gay law before Olympics

| Monday, November 18, 2013
APVitaly Mutko
MOSCOW — Russia's sports minister says passing the gay "propaganda" law that sparked calls for boycotting the Sochi Olympics was a mistake — not because of its contents but because of its timing.

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Gay rights activists plan protest outside NYSE in response to ‘Russia Day’

| Monday, November 18, 2013
AP
NEW YORK -- In the latest in a series of ongoing, high-profile demonstrations against the Russian government’s anti-gay laws, activist group Queer Nation will protest outside the New York Stock Exchange Monday while Russian government officials at the Exchange ring the closing bell.

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Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy receives ‘Champion of Justice and Equality’ award

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Dan Cathy
ATLANTA -- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, an organization focused on the economic empowerment of African-Americans, has presented Chick-fi-A President and CEO Dan Cathy with its annual Community Empowerment Award.

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Liz Cheney’s anti-gay marriage remark draws sharp rebuke from sister, wife

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Liz Cheney (left) and Mary Cheney and her spouse Heather Poe.
The debate between sisters Liz and Mary Cheney over the issue of same-sex marriage erupted on the public stage again Sunday, when U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney, appearing on Fox News, reiterated her opposition to same-sex marriage.

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Openly gay teen scientist honored by Vatican as positive role model

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Jack, speaking at the TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference earlier this year.
CROWNSVILLE, Md. — An openly gay teen scientist has been honored by the Vatican for his work to develop a cost-effective method to detect pancreatic cancer.

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