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Obama reauthorizes ‘Ryan White Act,’ announces end of HIV travel ban (Video)

President Obama on Friday called an end to the 22-year ban on travel to the United States by people tested positive for HIV, fulfilling a promise he made to gay advocates and acting to eliminate a restriction he said was ...

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WA voters will have final say on gay partnership benefits Tuesday

Washington state’s slow-but-steady approach to increasing rights and benefits to gay and lesbian couples hit its first snag just as the three-year process appeared to be complete. After lawmakers passed the state’s first domestic partnership bill in 2007, and then ...

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Justice department defends DOMA in Massachusetts court

MSNBC. Though the Obama administration calls the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) discriminatory, the Justice Department nonetheless is defending the law in a court filing today in Massachusetts. The state has challenged the law, which denies federal marriage benefits ...

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Gawker: Anderson Cooper is gay and everyone knows it

From Gawker.com: On Thursday, Page Six has a not-very-thinly-veiled item about Anderson Cooper going on a very gay vacation with his very gay boyfriend who owns a very gay bar. Enough: Anderson Cooper is very gay. It’s time he said ...

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Maddow speaks with Maine governor over upcoming gay marriage vote

Rachel Maddow spoke with Maine’s Governor John Baldacci Thursday night about the attempt to repeal Maine’s same-sex marriage law, enacted in May, but up for a vote in next Tuesday’s election. Not too long ago, Baldacci stood against gay marriage, ...

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After decade long battle, federal hate crimes law expanded to include gays (Video)

President Obama Commemorates Enactment of Hate Crimes Prevention Act
It's been more than 10 years since the murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was kidnapped, brutally beaten and left to die tied to a fence on a freezing night in the Wyoming wilderness. ...

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Dueling ads released as Maine gay marriage vote draws near

Via The Daily Dish, from Andrew Sullivan at TheAtlantic.com The anti-gay forces in Maine are ramping up the “gay conspiracy to get your kids” angle in the latest wave of ads. The pro-gay forces continue on the high road. They ...

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Chief’s Johnson suspended over disparaging remarks, gay slurs

Kansas City Chiefs starting running back Larry Johnson was issued a two-week suspension Wednesday night for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Johnson posted disparaging remarks Sunday night on his Twitter page, starting with a remark about Coach Todd Haley’s lack ...

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California volunteers helping Maine affirm gay marriage law

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SFGate.com: Californians, in particular, are watching Maine’s same sex marriage vote closely. And some, like Demi Espinoza, Daniel Shad and Gabe Gonzalez, care so passionately about the issue that they’re giving up their vacation time to volunteer in Maine to ...

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First openly gay U.S. attorney begins job in Seattle

The new top federal prosecutor in Seattle knows the significance her role carries for many people: she’s the nation’s first openly gay U.S. attorney. Gay rights activists say her appointment reflects a growing acceptance in the U.S. as well as ...

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