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Hillary Clinton kicks off 2016 presidential bid: No anti-LGBT discrimination

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures to supporters as she arrives to speak Saturday, June 13, 2015, on Roosevelt Island in New York.
In her roughly 45 minute speech, Clinton laid out a wish list of Democratic policies including a ban on discrimination against LGBT people and their families. ...

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Lindsey Graham launches presidential campaign

Monday, June 1, 2015
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-S.C.)
He launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in the small South Carolina town called Central, where he grew up. ...

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Bernie Sanders touts record on LGBT issues in White House bid

Friday, May 15, 2015
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders wants you to know he’s had a strong record on LGBT issues during his nearly 35 years as a public servant. ...

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Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign’s outset

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, participates in a roundtable with educators and students at the Kirkwood Community College's Jones County Regional Center in Monticello, Iowa, on April 14, 2015.
This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side. During the opening week of her second presidential campaign, Clinton showed she had retooled her positions to line up with the views of progressive Democrats. ...

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Equality California endorses Hillary Clinton in 2016 presidential race

Monday, March 16, 2015
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EQCA is the first major LGBT organization in the nation to endorse the former Secretary of State for President. ...

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Portman rules out presidential bid, says gay marriage support not a factor

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Republican nomination for the White House. ...

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Rob Portman’s political future now tied to his support for marriage equality

Monday, November 17, 2014
This family portrait provided by the office of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman shows, from left, his son, Will; wife, Jane; Sen. Portman; daughter, Sally, and son, Jed in Terrace Park, Ohio. Portman, who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list in 2012 is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the fallout from his newfound support for same-sex marriage when he learned his son Will is gay - the reversal upset some conservatives who oppose it.
LEBANON, Ohio -- For better or for worse, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman's political future has become tied to same-sex marriage. The Republican who was on Mitt Romney's running mate short list two years ago is considering his own 2016 presidential ...

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Election preview: Top 10 races to watch for LGBT candidates

Saturday, November 1, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, a Democratic candidate for governor, greets spectators at the Portland Pride Parade, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Portland, Maine.
This year’s election night is likely to be an important one for the LGBT history books: Voters in Massachusetts are expected to elect the nation’s first-ever openly gay state attorney general, and voters in Maine could very well elect the ...

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GOP challenger to gay incumbent uses her gay son to prove she’s ‘no extremist’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Nan Hayworth
WASHINGTON -- The openly gay son of Republican congressional challenger Nan Hayworth says his mother -- who's trying to unseat New York's only openly gay congressman -- is "no extremist" in a new ad. CNN reports that the ad is ...

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Debate over marriage equality splinters Republican ranks into 3 camps

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Former Republican Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei speaks to supporters in Wakefield, Mass., on Jan. 23, 2014, as he announces he will run for the state's 6th Congressional District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. John Tierney. Tisei is one of three openly gay Republicans nationwide running in this year's midterm elections for Congress.
NEW YORK -- As same-sex marriage cases cascade through the federal courts, Republican politicians find themselves awkwardly split into three camps. There's a small but growing number who favor legalizing gay marriage, a hard-core faction that continues to denounce it, ...

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