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Univ. of Calif. president Napolitano forms advisory group on LGBT issues

| Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday the formation of a President’s Advisory Group on LGBT issues to advise her on how best to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBT students, faculty and staff across the UC system.

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Napolitano evolves on same-sex marriage: ‘Arc of history has arrived’

| Monday, January 6, 2014
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Former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said Sunday she -- like many prominent Democratic political figures -- has evolved on the topic of same-sex marriage, and now supports marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

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Napolitano: Homeland Security to process same-sex immigration benefits

| Monday, July 1, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will start reviewing applications for green cards and other immigration benefits for same-sex couples.

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Gillibrand leads renewed call to help bi-national couples

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Friday, January 18, 2013
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)File photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
The junior senator from New York is taking up the lead on a renewed call for administrative action to help bi-national same-sex couples in anticipation of a ruling from the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act. In a letter sent out Thursday, Sen....

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DHS to spell out LGBT protections in guidance to immigration officials

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Friday, September 28, 2012
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The Department of Homeland Security intends to spell out in written guidance that immigration officers should consider “long-term, same-sex partners” as families when considering whether to exercise prosecutorial discretion in the potential deportation of an undocumented immigrant.

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Arizona wants appeals panel to allow state to drop gay partners healthcare

| Thursday, September 29, 2011
Jan Brewer
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said a federal appeals panel "got it wrong" and is again appealing a court ruling that same-sex partners of state government workers are entitled to health care benefits provided to opposite-sex couples.

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Appeals court says Arizona cannot drop health coverage for same-sex partners

| Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the state of Arizona must continue to provide health care benefits to same-sex domestic partners of state workers, blocking enforcement of a 2009 law that eliminated the coverage.

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Arizona set to defend cutting benefits for partners of same-sex couples

| Monday, February 14, 2011
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Attorneys representing the State of Arizona are due to appear in the 9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals today to defend a decision by the Arizona legislature that stripped partners of same-sex couples, domestic partners and their children from receiving [...]

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Federal appeals court to hear Arizona domestic partner benefits case

| Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Much attention has been paid to the landmark challenge to California’s ban on same-sex marriage that another very important case regarding gay couples has gone almost unnoticed. This latter case will be heard before the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday.

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Arizona governor takes away state domestic partner benefits

| Friday, September 18, 2009
Jan Brewer
PHOENIX -- Domestic partners are being eliminated from Arizona state employee benefits just a year after they were added to the benefits plan, reports the Arizona Daily Star.

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