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Obama nominates out lesbian attorney to federal court in Illinois

| Friday, January 17, 2014
Staci Michelle Yandle
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated out lesbian attorney Staci Michelle Yandle to serve in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the White House announced on Thursday.

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Rubio headlines anti-gay group’s fundraiser, says nation’s morality at risk

| Saturday, November 16, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told an anti-gay group Saturday night that moral issues need to be part of government debate and that the United States needs to do more to protect religious freedom abroad.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to headline anti-gay fundraiser

| Tuesday, November 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) announced today that it will host U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at its 2013 Annual Policy Awards Dinner in Orlando on Saturday.

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Rubio withdraws support for nomination of gay black judge to federal bench

| Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Marco Rubio
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has withdrawn his support for the nomination of an openly gay Miami judge after expressing concerns about the judge’s “fitness” for the federal bench.

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Marco Rubio: No ‘special’ rights for gay Americans — but I’m not ‘a bigot’

| Friday, June 14, 2013
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I wish I understood why allowing married, bi-national same-sex couples to apply for a visa through the marriage-based green card application process is such an abomination to Marco Rubio. ... Perhaps all we have to do is take a look at his voting record in the Senate and the statements he’s made to understand the soul of Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Rubio: ‘I’m done’ with immigration bill if gay couples are included

| Thursday, June 13, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -- the most prominent Republican in the “Gang of Eight,” a group of senators who developed the bipartisan immigration reform bill -- said Thursday he will revoke his support if an amendment is added that allows immigration benefits to foreign-born, gay partners of American citizens.

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GOP threatens immigration reform if LGBT advocates try to include same-sex partners

| Thursday, May 2, 2013
Immigration
WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. Senate are warning that efforts to include an amendment that offers a path to legal residency for foreign-born partners of gay Americans would derail an immigration package currently being considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Marco Rubio: You homosexuals are sinners, but I don’t judge

| Friday, December 7, 2012
Marco Rubio
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), already mentioned as a possible GOP presidential candidate for 2016, said he believes homosexuality is a sin, but that he does not "pass judgement."

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Rubio participating in NOM robocalls against marriage equality

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Friday, November 2, 2012
Marco RubioFile photo: Michael Key, Washington Blade
Rising Republican star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is speaking out against same-sex marriage in robocalls being sent to voters in states deciding the issue at the ballot and presidential election swing states, according to an anti-gay group.

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AIDS 2012: Protesters disrupt congressional panel on AIDS

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Thursday, July 26, 2012
Protesters disrupt a congressional panel moderated by former Sen. Bill Frist (left) at the 19th International AIDS Conference.
WASHINGTON -- Protesters disrupted an HIV/AIDS panel discussion on Wednesday involving members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, accusing the Republican senators of blocking efforts to thwart the disease at home and abroad.

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