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Obama promotes gay rights advances at LGBT fundraiser in New York

| Tuesday, June 17, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) fundraiser gala in Gotham Hall, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in New York.
NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama is telling gay Democratic Party donors that when it comes to advances in gay rights, it's not just laws that are changing but hearts and minds. Obama singled out steps he has taken on behalf of the gay community, including ending the military's "don't ask don't tell" policies, signing a hate crimes bill, appointing gay judges and other measures.

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Obama to attend DNC’s LGBT gala in New York

| Saturday, May 31, 2014
Barack Obama
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is planning visits next month to Boston and New York to raise money for Democrats, and while in New York he'll attend an LGBT gala with DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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Shifting views on same-sex marriage give Democrats a wedge issue to wield

| Friday, May 23, 2014
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs the state's marriage equality bill into law on Nov. 20, 2013. The measure goes into effect statewide June 1, 2014.
It wasn't all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats to wield.

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Utah Democratic Party chairman Jim Dabakis steps down, cites health issues

| Monday, March 24, 2014
Chris Detrick, The Salt Lake Tribune/APUtah Sen. Jim Dabakis, D-Salt Lake City, proposes to Stephen Justesen, his partner of over twenty-five years, during a party at Club Sound Wednesday in Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Dabakis says he is stepping down from that post Monday afternoon to address medical issues.

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DNC chair condemns Michigan GOP, says they tolerate anti-gay bias

| Wednesday, December 18, 2013
APDebbie Wasserman Schultz
FERNDALE, Mich. -- The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee has joined leading state Democrats in condemning Michigan Republicans for their handling of anti-gay remarks by a GOP National Committee member and their failure to extend civil rights to gays.

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Missouri governor Jay Nixon shifts left politically

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
Gov. Jay Nixon (D-Mo.)
Missourians, meet your new governor: Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Though he has long worn the Democratic label, Nixon could have easily passed himself off as a moderate Republican during his first four years as governor.

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Two of the three remaining Senate Democrats announce support for ENDA

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
U.S. Sens. Rill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
WASHINGTON -- Two of the last three remaining Democratic U.S. Senators have announced their support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Florida’s Charlie Crist plots political comeback as Democrat

| Saturday, October 26, 2013
Crist
Nearly three years after losing a U.S. Senate campaign to Republican Marco Rubio and leaving the governor's mansion, Charlie Crist is plotting a political comeback that seems fantastical even by Florida's stranger-than-fiction standards.

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Texas judge splits from GOP because he can ‘no longer tolerate’ anti-gay party

| Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Carlo Key
SAN ANTONIO --- A Texas judge announced Monday he is leaving the Republican party because he can "no longer tolerate" a party that demeans people for their sexual orientation.

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NY Times endorses Christine Quinn as Democratic choice for mayor of New York

| Sunday, August 25, 2013
Christine Quinn
The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to be the next Mayor of New York.

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