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New campaign in Ariz. aims to build support for marriage equality by 2016

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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PHOENIX -- Marriage equality advocates have launched a public-education campaign to build support in Arizona for same-sex marriage, with an eye toward the 2016 election.

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NYPD makes arrest in Chelsea hate crime attack on two gay men

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
WABCMichael Felenchak (left) and Peter Nortman after the attack.
NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a bias attack on a gay couple leaving a movie theater last month.

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Study: Abuse high among gay, black men; support services lacking

| Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Physical, sexual and emotional abuse among young gay black men is a pervasive problem, yet there remains a lack of social services and resources available to help them, according to a new study published this month in The Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services.

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Pa. lawmakers to introduce bipartisan bill to ban coversion therapy on minors

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013
State Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia)
PHILADELPHIA -- Two Pennsylvania state lawmakers announced Tuesday they will introduce a bipartisan bill in the state House of Representatives that would ban mental health providers from engaging in controversial gay-to-straight "conversion therapy" on minors.

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Fla. AG avoids taking a stand on military benefits vs. same-sex marriage ban

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Attorney General's office has declined to offer an opinion on whether the Florida National Guard can process benefits enrollment for the spouses of gay troops on state facilities.

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Man charged with murder in anti-gay hate crime in Queens

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has charged a 22-year-old man with an anti-gay hate crime in the stabbing death of a man found under an elevated subway line in Queens.

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S.D. transgender woman wins settlement in wrongful termination suit

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Cori McCreery
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A transgender woman in South Dakota who was terminated from her job after she informed her employer that she would be taking steps to transition from male to female, has won a $50,000 settlement in her wrongful termination lawsuit.

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Transgender woman denied marriage license due to Texas’ gay marriage ban

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Nikki Araguz
HOUSTON -- The transgender widow of a Texas firefighter, whom a judge ruled in 2011 was not entitled to her late husband’s death benefits because she was born a man, is now challenging Texas law once more by attempting to get married again.

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Biden at Iowa fundraiser: Marriage equality is ‘the civil rights of our day’

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry dinner, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Vice-President Joe Biden, speaking at a high profile fundraiser in Iowa on Sunday, took the opportunity to trumpet his own accomplishments, including his support for same-sex marriage that many credit was the catalyst that helped President Barack Obama to finally "evolve" on the issue.

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Gay student disciplined after reporting roommate threatened him with a knife

| Monday, September 16, 2013
Alex-Worthley
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — A student at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo., said he was given a letter of discipline after reporting he was the victim of anti-gay harassment.

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