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Pa. lawmaker yanks support for LGBT protections over ‘bathroom issue’

| Monday, September 30, 2013
John Galloway
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker has withdrawn his support for a proposed amendment to the state's Human Relations Act, citing "concerns" regarding use of public facilities for transgender people.

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Countries call on U.N. member states to end anti-LGBT discriminiation

| Monday, September 30, 2013
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UNITED NATIONS -- A group of 11 countries called on U.N. member states to repeal laws that discriminate against gay, lesbian and transgender people, in the world organization's highest-level meeting on the issue ever.

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Renowned gay equestrian killed by unknown gunman as he sat with partner

| Saturday, September 28, 2013
Ross Reisner
EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. -- A renowned openly gay New York equestrian riding instructor died earlier this week after an unknown gunman fired multiple rounds into the victim's home, killing him as he sat next to his partner of 26 years.

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More healthcare choices for transgender Colorado residents

| Saturday, September 28, 2013
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DENVER -- LGBT activists are cheering the announcement that another health insurance plan will offer services for transgender Colorado residents.

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Barilla pasta chairman posts Facebook video apologizing for anti-gay remarks

| Saturday, September 28, 2013
Barilla
Facing a worldwide boycott of his products, the chairman of Barilla pasta on Friday issued his second apology in as many days after saying he "would never do an advertisemenet with a homosexual family ... if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.”

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Gov. Chris Christie plans appeal of N.J. gay marriage ruling

| Friday, September 27, 2013
Chris Christie
A spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie says he will appeal a state court ruling calling for same-sex marriage to be legalized.

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Ill. chapter of AFL-CIO votes to support same-sex marriage

| Friday, September 27, 2013
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The executive board of the Illinois chapter of the AFL-CIO is supporting gay marriage. The board voted Thursday in Chicago to urge the Illinois House to adopt the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act." The adopted resolution states the AFL-CIO joins faith...

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Chairman of Barilla pasta: ‘Gays can go eat another brand’

| Thursday, September 26, 2013
Guido Barilla
Gay rights advocates are calling for a boycott of Barilla, the world's leading pasta maker, after it's chairman said he would never feature a gay couple in his advertisements.

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Va. candidates for governor clash over LGBT, womens’ rights in first debate

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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McLEAN, Va. -- Republican Ken Cuccinelli found himself furiously rejecting claims by his Democratic opponent in the governor's race, Terry McAuliffe, that his actions against gay rights as Attorney General had almost driven business from Virginia.

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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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