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GOP Senate candidate runs attack ads alleging his opponent is gay

Rep. Mark Kirk
U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, the front-runner in the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, finds himself the object of an unusual attack ad from one of his lesser-known opponents, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. Andy Martin, who has run for numerous ...

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Senate confirms first openly gay U.S. Marshal, will oversee MN district

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) announced Monday that the Senate has confirmed openly gay Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Sharon Lubinski to be the district of Minnesota’s U.S. Marshal. Earlier this year, Klobuchar recommended Lubinski to President Obama, who formally nominated ...

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Argentine gay couple marry in Latin America’s first gay wedding

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Less than one month after a Buenos Aires court derailed the marriage of Alex Freyre and Jose Maria di Bello, the couple wed Monday at the southern tip of Argentina, making it the first same-sex marriage in Latin America, reports ...

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Two men marry in symbolic Malawian gay wedding

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Two Malawian men became the first gay couple in their country to publicly tie the knot, the Nation newspaper reported on Monday, risking arrest in the conservative southern African state where homosexuality is illegal. According to Reuters: Tiwonge Chimbalanga and ...

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Iowa gay marriage foes seek constitutional ban at the ballot box

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gay marriage opponents are organizing efforts in Iowa to pressure lawmakers into taking action on a constitutional ban of gay marriage. The Iowa family policy council group ACTION is planning a rally at the state house on January 12 when ...

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Pawlenty: gay relationships not ‘equivalent of traditional marriage’

Tim-Pawlenty
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, widely regarded as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012, seems to be clarifying past positions, lest he be mistaken for supporting LGBTQ rights. In a recent interview with Newsweek’s Howard Fineman, Pawlenty expresses his regret ...

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DC gay marriage opponents take their ads to city buses

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Opponents of gay marriage foes have taken to the streets in the nation’ capital, literally, to protest recent approval of same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. Ads began appearing this week on the city’s transit system, emblazoned on the ...

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Meredith Baxter signs book deal to write her memoirs

Meredith-Baxter
Meredith Baxter, who recently came out on national television, will soon be writing a memoir about her personal and professional experiences. The Broadway Books imprint of Crown Publishing Group announced it has acquired a yet-to-be-written, yet-to-titled memoir by Baxter, who ...

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‘South Florida Gay News’ publication plans January launch

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Fort Lauderdale attorney and radio host Norm Kent plans to launch a new weekly newspaper geared toward South Florida‘s LGBTQ community. The new print and online publication, the South Florida Gay News.com will be published on Mondays, with more than ...

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Georgia city adds protections for gay, transgender workers

East Point, Georgia
East Point has become the second city in Fulton County, Georgia, — and one of several statewide — to adopt protections for its gay and transgender employees. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The local law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation ...

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