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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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Hawaii police union leader: ‘You would have to kill me’ to enforce gay marriage

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tenari Maafala
HONOLULU -- The president of Hawaii's police union testified Monday before a joint hearing in the state legislature on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, and said he would never enforce such a law.

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Marriage bill looms as Illinois lawmakers kick off final days of fall session

| Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Illinois state capitol building in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers are convening in Springfield for the final three days of their annual fall session.

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Bullied, gay student suspended after tearing pages from personal Bible

| Monday, November 4, 2013
Via: FacebookIsaiah Smith
RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- The American Humanist Association, an atheist rights advocacy organization, has sent a complaint letter to a Texas school district, claiming that administrators violated a student's First Amendment rights when they suspended him for tearing Bible pages in school.

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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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