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Employment Non-Discrimination Act reintroduced in Congress

| Thursday, April 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress on Thursday. The measure would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees.

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Santa Fe passes resolution recognizing gay marriage as legal in New Mexico

| Thursday, April 25, 2013
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SANTA FE, N.M. -- The Santa Fe City Council has passed a controversial resolution recognizing same-sex marriage as legal in New Mexico.

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BREAKING: Rhode Island Senate votes in favor of marriage equality bill

| Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Rhode Island state Senate voted moments ago in favor of a marriage equality bill, a crucial vote that puts Rhode Island on course to become the tenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Lawmaker who said gays are a health risk seeks to make amends with gay colleague

| Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Dennis Guth
DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa lawmaker who gained national attention last week for critical remarks about homosexual lifestyles says he wants to go to lunch with a gay colleague.

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Lesbian teacher fired by Catholic school to take her case to city hall

| Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Carla HalePhoto: Andrew Williams, Outlook Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Her grievance denied by the Bishop Watterson High School principal who signed her termination letter, Carla Hale said Wednesday morning that she will take her case against the Catholic Diocese of Columbus to the city’s Community Relations Commission.

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Fla. school board tables rules discussion to avoid allowing gay-straight alliance

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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LEESBURG, Fla. -- Efforts to establish a gay-straight student alliance at a Florida middle school failed after school board members voted Monday night to table discussions about proposed rules for the club.

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Idaho transportation dept. relaxes rules for transgender driver’s license changes

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho Transportation Department this week agreed to new regulations allowing transgender individuals to change the gender designation on their driver's licenses without a note from a surgeon.

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BREAKING: Delaware state House approves same-sex marriage bill

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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DOVER, Del. -- — The Delaware state House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

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NFL prospect could become first openly gay professional football player

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Alan Gendreau
Alan Gendreau, a former kicker for Middle Tennessee State University and the leading scorer in Sun Belt Conference history, is now an NFL hopeful -- an openly gay NFL hopeful.

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BREAKING: Rhode Island senate committee advances gay marriage bill

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Rhode Island state Senate committee on Tuesday voted to advance a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

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