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Nike launches PAC to support marriage equality campaign in Oregon

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon-based Nike, Inc., on Tuesday announced it had formed the Nike Equality PAC, a foundation to raise money in support of marriage equality.

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Scottish Parliament advances marriage equality bill

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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EDINBURGH, Scotland -- The Scottish Parliament voted 98-15 Wednesday evening to advance legislation that would bring marriage equality to Scotland as early as March 2014.

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IKEA deletes article on lesbian couple from magazine’s Russian edition

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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HELSINKI — Swedish furniture retailer IKEA says it has cancelled an article about a lesbian couple in the Russian edition of its customer magazine because that would have contravened that county's law on gay propaganda.

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Equality House honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day, the advocacy group Planting Peace has painted its Topeka, Kan., Equality House the colors of the transgender flag.

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Obama honors Bayard Rustin, Sally Ride with Medal of Freedom

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride (left) and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday posthumously honored LGBT and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, and Dr. Sally Ride, the first known LGBT astronaut, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Remembering lost brothers, sisters this 15th Transgender Day of Remembrance

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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Today is the 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, and a day to raise awareness of the constant threat of brutality faced by the transgender community.

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Suspect in fatal attack on transgender woman released

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Prosecutors in New York on Tuesday dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against a Harlem man who had been arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a transgendered woman in Harlem.

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Report: Even in reddest of states, U.S. cities leading the way in LGBT equality

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON — From coast to coast, America’s cities are demonstrating a commitment to treating lLGBT people with dignity and respect by passing laws and implementing policies that treat all people equally, according to a new report by the Human Rights Campaign.

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Discrimination lawsuit filed against Calif. school on behalf of lesbian teacher

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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Lambda Legal has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court claiming the Hesperia Unified School District and administrators at Sultana High School violated state law by not renewing the contract of an openly lesbian teacher in retaliation for her support of LGBT students who had alleged they were being harassed and discrimination against.

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Purdue University Senate votes to oppose gay marriage ban

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Senate has approved a resolution opposing Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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