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Transgender high school senior wins battle to wear dress to school prom

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tony Zamazal
HOUSTON -- A transgender high school senior in Houston, Texas, has won a fight to wear a dress to the senior prom.

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Chicago-area black clergy members amp up support for same-sex marriage

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
Rev. Dr. B. Herbert Martin
CHICAGO — A group of black Chicago area clergy members say they're supporting gay marriage not as a religious issue, but because it's a matter of equality.

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Texas A&M student government approves LGBT funding ‘opt-out’ bill

| Thursday, April 4, 2013
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The student senate at Texas A&M University on Wednesday approved a bill that allows students to opt out of paying fees that fund the school's LGBTQ campus center based on religious grounds.

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Nominee with anti-gay record confirmed to N.C. state Board of Education

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A.L. "Buddy" Collins
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday confirmed six appointments to the state Board of Education, despite an objection raised by Democrats who said one nominee had offended gays with a vote on a bullying measure.

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Head of N.Y. LGBT center sentenced to 2-6 years in prison for embezzlement

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Lisa Winters
The former head of a New York LGBT community center has been sentenced to at least two years in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 from the organization.

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GLAAD to honor Bill Clinton as ‘Advocate for Change’ on LGBT rights

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Bill Clinton
GLAAD, an LGBT media advocacy organization announced Wednesday it will honor former President Bill Clinton with its first ever "Advocate for Change" award at its 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles later this month.

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ACLU: Nevada’s ‘infamous crime against nature’ statute targets gay teens

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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LAS VEGAS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada wants a federal court to declare unconstitutional a state law that criminalizes consensual sex between same-sex teenagers as a "crime against nature."

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Texas Senate panel takes no action on bill to ban LGBT workplace discrimination

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas state Senate panel on Wednesday began formal consideration of a bill that would ban discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation of gender identity, but the committee chair said the measure does not have the votes to pass.

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SPLC moves to add pro-gun groups to ongoing lawsuit over anti-gay mailings

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Two pro-gun groups conspired with an anti-gay hate group to create political mailers that used a gay couple’s copyrighted engagement photo to attack candidates in the 2012 Colorado Republican primaries, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

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Congressman Louie Gohmert opposes gun control because gay marriage leads to bestiality

| Tuesday, April 2, 2013
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
Speaking on gun control, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas says why limit the number of rounds in a magazine because "it's kind of like marriage when you say it's not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?"

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