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Masked thugs invade Russian LGBT activist meeting, one victim may lose eye

| Monday, November 4, 2013
VK.comDmitry Chizhevsky
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia -- Using baseball bats and air-pellet guns, a group of masked thugs forced their way into a meeting of LGBT equality rights activists Sunday, attacking those in attendance.

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Pasta maker to boost diversity after chairman sparks global LGBT boycott

| Monday, November 4, 2013
Guido Barilla
ROME -- Italy-based pasta maker Barilla is pledging to improve diversity after gay rights activists and allies launched a worldwide boycott of its products when a company executive said Barilla would never feature ads depicting gay families.

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Nevada GOP senator to support ENDA, giving bill 60 votes in U.S. Senate

| Monday, November 4, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
WASHINGTON -- Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is backing a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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‘Ender’s Game’ tops weekend box office receipts despite calls for LGBT boycott

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Harrison Ford (left) and Asa Butterfield in a scene from “Ender’s Game.”
LOS ANGELES -- Despite calls for a nationwide boycott due to the anti-gay views of the author on whose novel the film was based, "Ender's Game" scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Okla. governor evaluates options over Guard benefits for same-sex couples

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Mary Fallin
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A spokesman for Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says Fallin and Attorney General Scott Pruitt are evaluating legal options regarding benefits for same-sex couples in the National Guard after U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a warning to states that have denied those benefits.

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Pa. lawmaker, gay rights groups pressure Sen. Pat Toomey on ENDA vote

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Sims Toomey
PHILADELPHIA -- Gay rights groups and a state lawmaker in Pennsylvania are asking U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey to support a bill that aims to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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N.D. National Guard to issue military IDs for same-sex spouses

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard says it will issue military identification for same-sex couples.

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Fla. teen found guilty of trying to kill transgender woman

| Friday, November 1, 2013
Tavares Spencer
TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida teen accused of trying to kill a transgender woman has been found guilty of attempted murder.

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Lesbian couple files lawsuit challenging Colo. same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, November 1, 2013
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BRIGHTON, Colo. -- A lesbian couple in Colorado has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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