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Gay rights advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Eli Olivarez, president of the Texas Stonewall Democratic Caucus, leads the group as they march across the floor of Dallas Convention Center during the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas, Saturday, June 28, 2014.
DALLAS -- About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas. Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering. Activists waved rainbow flags and homemade signs ...

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Gay rights group opposes naming university center for Mormon leader

Friday, May 31, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah gay-rights organization has started a petition to protest the naming of a new Weber State University center after a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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LGBT activists: Proposed GOP platform ‘out-of-step’ with mainstream American values

Monday, August 20, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Early reports Monday that the Republican National Party platform might contain language that would soften the GOP's view on LGBT rights were dashed by late afternoon as documents showed that party leadership had asked virulently anti-gay president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, to assist in drafting language relating to same-sex marriage.

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Activist groups scorn GOP-led defeat of defense bill, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Thursday, December 9, 2010
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A visibly irritated Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-Nev.), came to the floor of the U. S. Senate earlier this afternoon, and in a short speech announced that efforts to seek a compromise with Senate Republicans on the Defense Authorization Bill had failed, and that he was going to ask for a cloture vote.

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Senate GOP threatens to block all legislation — including DADT — until economic issues addressed

Wednesday, December 1, 2010
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Wednesday that GOP Senators will block any legislation from coming to the Senate floor until two key economic issues are addressed: funding the government -- the “continuing resolution” which must pass to prevent a government shutdown -- and the extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.

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Gay NYC voters give Ford the cold shoulder, demand answers on anti-gay marriage votes

Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Harold Ford Jr., the former Tennessee congressman and potential U.S. Senate challenger to New York's Kirsten Gillibrand, got a cool reception Wednesday from gay rights advocates who are skeptical of his new found support for gay marriage. Speaking at the Stonewall Democratic Club of New...

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