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Midterm election results a sobering reality for gay rights movement

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, concedes defeat to Gov. Paul LePage at an election night rally in Portland, Maine. Michaud, a gay candidate, narrowly lost his chance to make history as the nation's first elected openly gay state governor.
Massachusetts became the first state to elect an openly gay attorney general, while the gay candidate in Maine's gubernatorial race narrowly lost his chance to make history. Nationally, gay-rights activists worried that conservative gains in Congress would hamper their bid for federal anti-bias legislation.

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David Cicilline wins third U.S. House term in Rhode Island

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night, defeating Republican Cormick Lynch to secure a third term in the state's First Congressional district.

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IOC pressured by All Out, U.S. lawmakers to ban anti-LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday came under increased pressure to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination and ensure future host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

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Newly elected out U.S. House members talk LGBT issues

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The new LGB members of the U.S. House. Clockwise, from upper left clockwise: Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Takano, Sean Patrick Maloney and Mark Pocan.Photos: Kyrsten Sinema, courtesy photo; Mark Takano, courtesy photo; Sean Patrick Maloney and Mark Pocan by Michael Key, Washington Blade.
The Nov. 6 election resulted in four new lesbian, gay and bisexual candidates winning seats in the House of Representatives and all eyes are now on them to see what they’ll do on LGBT issues upon taking office.

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Out Congressman David Cicilline re-elected in Rhode Island

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
David Cicilline
Gay Rep. David Cicilline won re-election to Congress on Tuesday from Rhode Island. Cicilline, a former two-term mayor of Providence, should have had a relatively easy race for a second term in office in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 3 to 1 margin, according to most political observers in Rhode Island.

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Openly gay congressman linked to child molester in GOP political attack ad

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
David Cicilline
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A new political ad sponsored by the National Republican Congressional Committee links freshman U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) to a convicted pedophile and murderer he represented as a defense attorney twenty years ago.

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Out congressman David Cicilline wins primary, vies for second term

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
David Cicilline
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), one of just four openly gay members of Congress, won his Democratic primary Tuesday against Anthony Gemma, an opponent he also defeated in 2010 when he was first elected to the House.

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House Democrats to Boehner: Mr. Speaker, your DOMA attorney is out of line

Monday, September 26, 2011
John Boehner
Six Democratic lawmakers on Monday sent U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), a letter reiterating their request for a briefing on the efforts of the law firm hired by the Speaker to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in several ongoing federal court challenges.

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Gay lawmakers urge Obama to veto defense bill with anti-gay amendments

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Barney Frank
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and the three other openly gay members of Congress has asked President Barack Obama to veto the defense spending bill if it contains language that delays the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the ban on openly gay service members.

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Sponsors of DOMA repeal press Boehner for briefing on House defense efforts

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
John Boehner
Lead sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act -- the bill aimed at repealing the Defense of Marriage Act -- are pressing House Speaker John Boehner for a briefing on any activities relating to plans by the House general counsel to defend DOMA.

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