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NOM will again ask GOP presidential candidates to sign anti-gay marriage pledge

National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown
The National Organization for Marriage will again ask candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination to sign a pledge promising to support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. ...

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Texas man indicted in murder of lesbian daughter, girlfriend

James Crosby
More than a year after the bodies of a lesbian couple were discovered next to a dumpster behind a convenience store, the father of one of the women has been indicted on a capital murder charge for their deaths. ...

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Poll: Pence’s re-election on the ropes because of anti-LGBT legislation

Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
A new poll reveals Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s deeply damaged political reputation continues to decline over two months after signing into law an anti-LGBT “religious refusal” bill. ...

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Glenn Burke’s family at game as Oakland A’s honor him on LGBT Pride Night

Glenn Burke was the first Major League Baseball player to come out to his teammates and managers during his career.
Glenn Burke's sister had a tough time even coming to the Oakland Coliseum for Athletics Pride Night. Her brother's death remains painful 20 years later, but she knows how much it would have meant to Burke to be honored in ...

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California attorney general moves to dismiss ‘shoot the gays’ ballot proposal

Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
California's attorney general is asking a judge to toss out a proposed ballot initiative that advocates killing anyone who engages in gay sex. ...

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Navy considers elevating discharge requirements for transgender service members

Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
The Navy may soon join the Air Force and the Army in requiring high-level approval to separate transgender service members from the military, military officials said Tuesday. ...

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N.D. GOP lawmaker who was outed after sending graphic photo on Grindr won’t resign

Randy Boehning
A North Dakota lawmaker who sent a graphic photo of himself to another user of a gay hook-up site says he has no intention of leaving the Legislature. ...

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‘Big Brother’ casts first openly transgender houseguest

Audrey Middleton
CBS has revealed the cast of "Big Brother 17, which includes the first-ever openly transgender contestant on the U.S. version of the popular summer series. ...

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New York: Suspect in chair-bashing of gay man surrenders

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Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, walked into a New York precinct with his lawyer on June 16 to surrender for the attack May 5 at a Chelsea Dallas BBQ with a wooden chair. ...

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Energy executive charged in Austin attack on gay man from Dallas

Anthony-Fera
An energy executive and father of a former University of Texas football player is facing an assault charge in an attack on a gay Dallas man in Austin. ...

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