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Virginia AG seeks to remove LGBT protections from state colleges

In the latest move by Virginia‘s new, anti-gay Republican leadership, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has urged the state’s colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a letter Thursday ...

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Three men arrested in anti-gay BB-gun attack

Three Bay Area men are scheduled to be arraigned on assault and hate crime charges in San Francisco next week for allegedly shooting a man they thought was gay with a BB gun. The Feb. 26 incident took place at ...

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Lieberman, Senate Democrats introduce bill to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

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Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Connecticut) introduced a bill on Wednesday to repeal the ban on openly gay service members in the military. The current law, dubbed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” calls for service members to be discharged if they disclose that ...

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Sen. Kerry leads group calling for FDA to end ban on gays donating blood

Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts called today for the Food and Drug Administration to lift a “discriminatory” ban on gay men donating blood. Kerry led a group of 18 senators — 17 Democrats and one independent — who sent ...

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Utah lawmaker won’t seek re-election, citing hypocrisy in state legislature

Rep. Christine Johnson, one of Utah‘s two openly gay lawmakers, will step down from her seat in the State House at year’s end, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “I’m not leaving because I’m giving up on the fight in ...

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Mexico City enacts Latin America’s first same-sex marriage law

A law allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry took effect Thursday in Mexico City, just one day following the same rights being grated to couples in the U.S. capital. In Mexico’s capital city, the measure also allows same-sex couples ...

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Anti-gay lawmaker arrested on DUI charges — after leaving gay bar

A California lawmaker who has repeatedly voted against gay rights measures since taking office eight years ago, was charged with driving under the influence on Wednesday, reportedly after leaving the gay nightclub, Faces, in midtown Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol ...

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Dozens apply for licenses as same-sex marriage becomes legal in D.C.

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At least 50 same-sex couples lined up to apply for marriage licenses when city offices opened Wednesday as gay marriage became legal in the nation's capital. ...

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Archdiocese Of Washington ends spousal benefits, citing gay marriage law

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The Archdiocese of Washington has changed its employee health care policy in the latest fallout from the District’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage. As of Tuesday, Catholic Charities will no longer offer benefits to spouses of new employees or to ...

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U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block D.C. gay marriage; law to take effect Wednesday

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a request late today to block the District of Columbia‘s gay marriage law from taking effect on Wednesday. Opponents of the law had asked the Supreme Court to step in and issue a temporary delay ...

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