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Pelosi backs ENDA despite concerns over broad religious exemptions

Thursday, July 10, 2014
U.S.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people. A number of national LGBT rights groups have withdrawn their support because it has a broad religious exemption. The California Democrat says she understands the...

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San Francisco Archbishop spurns appeals to skip anti-gay marriage rally

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco said Monday it's his duty to proclaim "the truth about marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife," even when those views are unpopular. The comment by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone came in response to calls to skip an upcoming March for Marriage event in Washington.

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Pelosi to SF Archbishop: Marriage march is ‘venom masquerading as virtue’

Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has joined a high-profile lobbying effort to pressure San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to skip the upcoming "March for Marriage" event, calling it "venom masquerading as virtue."

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Lawmakers call on Obama to sign executive order protecting LGBT workers

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Nearly 200 Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday calling for an Executive Order banning contractors from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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House GOP leadership abandons DOMA defense in ongoing cases

Thursday, July 18, 2013
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON -- After spending more than $3 million defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Republican leadership in the U.S. House said Thursday they are withdrawing their legal defense of the law that prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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Democrats criticize GOP support of Defense of Marriage Act

Thursday, March 28, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The cost to taxpayers for a House Republican decision to fund the legal team supporting the Defense of Marriage Act has climbed from $500,000 to as much as $3 million, Democrats say in questioning the GOP stance on the gay marriage issue now before the Supreme Court.

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Pelosi: GOP has been ‘irresponsible’ on same-sex marriage issue

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Nancy Pelosi
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Minority Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), said Wednesday that Republicans who voted to spend millions in taxpayer dollars defending the federal ban on same-sex marriage are "irresponsible," and that she's "very optimistic" the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Alex Pelosi’s Sundance debut ‘Fall from Grace’ profiles Jim McGreevey

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Alexandra Pelosi, left, director of HBO Documentary Films' "Fall to Grace," poses with the film's subject, former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, before a screening of the film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
PARK CITY, Utah — Alexandra Pelosi was beaming: She had just made her Sundance Film Festival debut with the HBO documentary "Fall from Grace," about former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey; her mother, Rep. Nancy Pelosi was on hand to witness it; and Sundance's founder...

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House GOP leadership quietly increases cap on DOMA defense to $3 million

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives' continuing effort to defend the federal "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) will soon reach $3 million. Late Monday, House Democrats learned that Republican leadership had again privately raised the spending cap with attorney Paul Clement and the Washington-based...

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House GOP agrees to $500K hike in cost cap to defend DOMA

Friday, December 14, 2012
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)File photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has pledged to continue defending of the Defense of Marriage Act at the Supreme Court as a newly public contract reveals House Republicans secretly agreed to raise the cost cap for doing so to $2 million.

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