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Lawmakers introduce bill to promote LGBT rights in U.S. foreign policy

Friday, January 30, 2015
The International Human Rights Defense Act would appoint a special envoy within the U.S. Department of State to coordinate efforts to prevent discrimination and advance the rights of LGBT people worldwide. ...

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Bill introduced in Senate to affirm U.S. commitment to international LGBT rights

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Alexander Zemlianichenko, APIn this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo Russian gay rights activists march along a Moscow boulevard in downtown. Slogans read: ' Down with all Kinds of Fascism', ' Homophobia into the Fire!', ' For Peace without Racism ! ', and 'Bisexuals Against Fascism'.
BOSTON -- As the nation celebrates National LBGT Pride Month, U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, on Friday introduced legislation that would affirm LGBT human rights are a ...

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U.S. Senators express concern over Russia’s anti-gay laws, Olympic safety

Friday, August 2, 2013
U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.)
WASHINGTON -- At least two U.S. Senators are speaking out over growing concerns of Russia's anti-gay laws, and how enforcement of those laws would affect athletes and spectators attending the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. ...

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Openly gay Massachusetts lawmaker announces bid for U.S. House

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Carl Sciortino
MEDFORD, Mass. -- An openly gay Massachusetts state lawmaker has announced plans to seek a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives should U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D) be successful in his bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by ...

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