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Perkins fires back at critics, calls SPLC ‘a very dangerous group’

| Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tony Perkins
WASHINGTON -- Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, on Tuesday fired back Tuesday at critics who claim his recent appointment to the Louisiana state Law Enforcement Commission is political payback by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller calls anti-gay law ‘absolutely embarrassing’

| Monday, September 30, 2013
Bode Miller
PARK CITY, Utah -- Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller felt no need to measure his words when asked about Russia's anti-gay law. "I think it's absolutely embarrassing that there's countries and there's people who are that intolerant and that ignorant," he said Monday.

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Champion figure skater Ashley Wagner speaks out against Russia’s anti-gay law

| Monday, September 30, 2013
Ashley Wagner
PARK CITY, Utah -- Unlike many American Olympic hopefuls, figure skater Ashley Wagner has no problem expressing her feelings about Russia's new anti-gay law.

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Countries call on U.N. member states to end anti-LGBT discriminiation

| Monday, September 30, 2013
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UNITED NATIONS -- A group of 11 countries called on U.N. member states to repeal laws that discriminate against gay, lesbian and transgender people, in the world organization's highest-level meeting on the issue ever.

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Joe Biden to headline Human Rights Campaign annual gala

| Sunday, September 29, 2013
Joe Biden
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden is set to deliver the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner next month.

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Barilla pasta chairman posts Facebook video apologizing for anti-gay remarks

| Saturday, September 28, 2013
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Facing a worldwide boycott of his products, the chairman of Barilla pasta on Friday issued his second apology in as many days after saying he "would never do an advertisemenet with a homosexual family ... if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.”

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Chairman of Barilla pasta: ‘Gays can go eat another brand’

| Thursday, September 26, 2013
Guido Barilla
Gay rights advocates are calling for a boycott of Barilla, the world's leading pasta maker, after it's chairman said he would never feature a gay couple in his advertisements.

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Former president George H.W. Bush serves as official witness at gay wedding

| Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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KENNEBUNK, Maine -- Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said Wednesday.

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Bryan Fischer lashes out at transgender homecoming queen

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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A transgender California teenager has been a target of bullying after she was named her high school’s homecoming queen, and now American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has joined in the backlash against the sixteen-year-old. Fischer called her election as homecoming queen a “charade” that “violates every known standard of decency and normality.”

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U.S. Senate confirms nation’s first openly gay federal appellate judge

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Todd M. Hughes
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Todd M. Hughes to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, making him the first openly gay person to serve as a federal appellate judge.

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