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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
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
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
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The executive...

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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
VA debate
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
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
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
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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