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Server who received anti-gay note to donate tips to wounded veterans

Monday, November 18, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The New Jersey restaurant server and former Marine who was left a note condemning her lesbian "lifestyle" instead of a tip, has been receiving extra tips for days since her story broke, and says she plans to donate them to the Wounded Warrior Project. [...]

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Diners refuse tip for N.J. waitress, former Marine due to her lesbian ‘lifestyle’

Friday, November 15, 2013
Dayna Morales
BRIDEWATER, N.J. -- A New Jersey waitress and former Marine says she was “offended” after a customer left an anti-gay note on a check in place of a tip because she is a lesbian. [...]

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Cory Booker goes to Washington a celebrity and senator

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Cory Booker
WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Senate passed a bill to ban job discrimination against gay and transgender people, its newest member's first impulse was to yell with joy. Then he remembered where he was. [...]

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Federal judge upholds N.J. ban on gay conversion therapy

Friday, November 8, 2013
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NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge on Friday upheld a New Jersey law barring therapists from trying to turn gay youth straight. [...]

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Christie defeats Buono, re-elected governor of New Jersey

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Gov. Chris Christie was re-elected with ease Tuesday, demonstrating the kind of broad, bipartisan appeal that will serve as his opening argument should he seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. [...]

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Parents sue N.J. over law banning gay conversion therapy on minors

Monday, November 4, 2013
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NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey's law banning so-called gay conversion therapy is facing another court challenge, this time from a couple who claim their constitutional rights are being violated because the law prevents them from seeking treatment for their 15-year-old son. [...]

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What’s ahead for N.J. Gov. Chris Christie if re-elected?

Sunday, November 3, 2013
Christie
HARRISON, N.J. -- A second term all but assured, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is casting himself as an inclusive Republican who transcends political lines and a pragmatic leader whose results-oriented approach offers valuable lessons for dysfunctional party leaders in Washington. [...]

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Victory Fund announces ‘Ten Races to Watch’ featuring LGBT candidates

Friday, October 25, 2013
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The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund has announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd numbered year. [...]

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In Va. and N.J., a contrasting tale of two Republican parties

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.), left, and Ken Cuccinelli on Va.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- This fall's races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey offer a revealing window into the fight for the future of the Republican Party. [...]

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N.J. man convicted of killing, dismembering live-in boyfriend

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Pedro Garcia
HACKENSACK, N.J. — A New Jersey man faces up to life in prison after being convicted of killing and dismembering another man whom authorities say was his live-in boyfriend. [...]

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