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Senate confirms James ‘Wally’ Brewster as fifth openly LGBT ambassador

| Friday, November 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed James “Wally” Brewster to serve as the country’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

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Report: LGBT workers of color among most disadvantaged in U.S. workforce

| Thursday, November 14, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A new report released Thursday finds LGBT workers of color are among the most disadvantaged workers in America.

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Boehner still opposed to ENDA, calls workplace protections bill ‘unnecessary’

| Thursday, November 14, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Thursday reiterated his opposition to federal legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Poll: Republicans more tolerant of students wearing Confederate flag over rainbow flag

| Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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A new poll finds that Republicans are more tolerant of high school students wearing a Confederate battle flag to school than they are of students wearing a gay pride (rainbow) flag to school.

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Bill lifting ban on HIV organ donation heads to Obama for signature

| Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that lifts the federal ban on the donation of HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive recipients.

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After Senate win, activists shift focus to Obama and long-sought executive order

| Friday, November 8, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.

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Obama congratulates Senate on ENDA passage, encourages House support

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The White House issued a statement Thursday from President Barack Obama, just moments after the U.S. Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), urging House leaders to pass the measure.

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U.S. Senate approves LGBT-inclusive workplace discrimination bill

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.

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U.S. Senate nears historic vote on workplace discrimination bill

| Thursday, November 7, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is headed for a vote on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Senate passage would be a major victory for gay rights advocates, but the bill appears to have little chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

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U.S. Senate adopts GOP change on workplace discrimination bill

| Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has adopted a Republican-backed change in a bill outlawing discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace.

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