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Takano introduces bill to close Social Security, Medicare LGBT loopholes

| Wednesday, July 23, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) on Tuesday introduced the Social Security and Medicare Parity Act in the U.S. House, a bill to close loopholes in the Social Security Act and guarantee that all married couples, including same-sex couples, receive the Social Security and Medicare spouse and survivor benefits that they have earned.

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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

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | 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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Openly gay Asian American first LGBT person of color in U.S. Congress

| Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Mark Takano
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Openly gay Democrat Mark Takano beat his Republican opponent John Tavaglione by a double-digit margin in the race for California's U.S. House District 41, and will become the first LGBT person of color in the U.S. Congress.

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