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Ill. lawmaker: Son would be proud I voted for gay marriage in his final hours

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
Naomi Jakobsson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the state capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours.

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Fla. Supreme Court settles lesbian couple’s custody battle

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child and is ordering a lower court to work out custody, child support and visitation arrangements.

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Anti-ENDA GOP Senator: ‘Idaho should respect local gay rights laws’

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
The Idaho Republican U.S. Senator who voted earlier this week against a federal ban on workplace discrimination against LGBT people, said Tuesday that Idaho cities should be able to maintain their local gay rights ordinances.

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Openly gay lawmaker votes against Hawaii same-sex marriage bill

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
Jo Jordan
HONOLULU -- An openly gay lawmaker in Hawaii may have made history Wednesday when she voted against a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Va. governor-elect McAuliffe to reinstate order protecting LGBT state employees

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
Terry McAuffile
TYSON'S CORNER, Va. -- Virginia's newly elected Democratic governor said Wednesday that among his first priorities when he takes office is to reinstate an order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT state employees.

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Hawaii lawmakers move same-sex marriage bill to final House vote

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
Oskar Garcia, APLawmakers discuss gay marriage on the House floor at the Hawaii Capitol in Honolulu on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii House on Wednesday night moved forward a bill to legalize gay marriage to the chamber's final vote after a nearly 11-hour hearing that featured political maneuvering and chanting crowds outside the gallery.

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Royal Oak, Mich., voters uphold LGBT-inclusive human rights ordinance

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Voters in Royal Oak, Mich., have passed Proposal A, upholding a Human Rights Ordinance the Royal Oak Commission passed in March of this year.

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Anti-gay minister defeated in Virginia race for Lt. Governor

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
E.W. Jackson
RICHMOND, Va. — Democratic state Sen. Ralph Northam defeated Republican E.W. Jackson in a race sharply defined by social issues.

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Obama applauds Ill. General Assemby on passage of marriage equality bill

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has released a statement, applauding the passage of marriage equality in Illinois.

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Advocacy groups issue hospital guide for treating transgender patients

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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A group of LGBT advocacy organizations have jointly released a unique, groundbreaking publication to provide guidance to U.S. hospitals seeking to improve health care for transgender patients.

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