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Pasta maker to boost diversity after chairman sparks global LGBT boycott

| Monday, November 4, 2013
Guido Barilla
ROME -- Italy-based pasta maker Barilla is pledging to improve diversity after gay rights activists and allies launched a worldwide boycott of its products when a company executive said Barilla would never feature ads depicting gay families.

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Inmate says Kansas won’t allow his husband to visit him in prison

| Monday, November 4, 2013
Christopher Yates
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas prison inmate claims he's being discriminated against because the Department of Corrections won't allow visits from his husband, whom he married legally in Iowa.

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Two more Indiana colleges oppose constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

| Monday, November 4, 2013
East College at DePauw University.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The battle over an effort to place Indiana's ban on gay marriage in the state constitution has picked up two new opponents.

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Nevada GOP senator to support ENDA, giving bill 60 votes in U.S. Senate

| Monday, November 4, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
WASHINGTON -- Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is backing a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Clergy members, faith leaders ask Ill. House to pass gay marriage bill

| Monday, November 4, 2013
Illinois state house chamber
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A coalition of clergy members and faith leaders has sent a letter to Illinois House members encouraging them to support same-sex marriage.

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U.S. Congressman, Maine candidate for governor announces he’s gay

| Monday, November 4, 2013
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine)
PORTLAND, Maine -- A six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year announced that he's gay - a response to what he called a "whisper campaign" by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid.

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Obama writes post urging equal treatment for LGBT people

| Monday, November 4, 2013
Barack Obama
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in a message written for Huffingtonpost.com, is calling on the Senate to pass legislation prohibiting employment discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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‘Ender’s Game’ tops weekend box office receipts despite calls for LGBT boycott

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Harrison Ford (left) and Asa Butterfield in a scene from “Ender’s Game.”
LOS ANGELES -- Despite calls for a nationwide boycott due to the anti-gay views of the author on whose novel the film was based, "Ender's Game" scored the No. 1 slot at the weekend box office, earning $28 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Former Idaho GOP governor: Add human rights protections for gays

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Phil Batt
BOISE, Idaho -- A former Idaho Republican governor says it's time the Legislature updated the state Human Rights Act to include housing and job discrimination protections for gays, lesbians and transgender individuals.

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Defendants reshuffled in lawsuit challenging Pa. same-sex marriage ban

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane (left) and Gov. Tom Corbett
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Lawyers on both sides of a court challenge to the state's gay marriage ban have agreed to dismiss Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane as defendants.

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