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N.M. county clerk raises nearly $30K for gay marriage defense fund

| Saturday, September 14, 2013
Gay couples flocked to southern New Mexico when Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins announced on August 21 that his office was now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A southern New Mexico county clerk who is facing a challenge for his decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses has garnered close to $30,000 in donations.

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Los Angeles Dodgers to host first annual ‘LGBT Night Out’

| Saturday, September 14, 2013
Mark J. Terrill, APLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their first annual LGBT Night Out on Sept. 27.

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Sara Gilbert: Ex-boyfriend, co-star Galecki helped her embrace her sexuality

| Friday, September 13, 2013
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Actress and talk show host Sara Gilbert on Thursday credited former "Roseanne" co-star and ex-boyfriend Johnny Galecki with helping her embrace her sexual orientation while they were still in a relationship.

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Idaho Falls city council approves partial protections for LGBT residents

| Friday, September 13, 2013
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- The city council in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against LGBT residents in the areas of housing and employment.

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Cher: ‘I immediately said no’ to performing at Olympics in Russia

| Friday, September 13, 2013
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In a new interview in Canada's weekly news magazine Maclean's, actress and singer Cher said she declined an invitation to open the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia because of the country's anti-gay laws.

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Topeka city council to consider proposal on anti-LGBT discrimination

| Friday, September 13, 2013
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TOPEKA, Kan. -- The city council in Topeka, Kan., has scheduled a vote on an anti-discrimination proposal that would amend responsibility of the city's Human Relations Commission to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

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Settlement reached with bridal shop that denied service to transgender bride

| Friday, September 13, 2013
Rohit Singh (left) and Colin Peace outside Jenny's Bridal Boutique in Saskatoon.Photo: Liam Richards via The Canadian Press
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan -- The owner of a Canadian bridal shop has agreed to make donations to two local charities as part of a settlement mediated by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission to resolve a complaint that it refused service to a transgender woman.

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Daniel Baer sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to OSCE

| Thursday, September 12, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Daniel Baer was sworn in Wednesday as the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation Europe.

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Teacher fired from Catholic school after 18 years because she is gay

| Thursday, September 12, 2013
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FRIDLEY, Minn. -- Another employee of a suburban Minneapolis Catholic high school was fired after it was disclosed that the individual is gay and in a same-sex relationship.

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Lithuania Parliament to consider five anti-LGBT bills

| Thursday, September 12, 2013
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VILNIUS, Lithuania -- Five anti-LGBT bills are scheduled to be considered by Lithuania's parliament before the end of the year.

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