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Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she supports marriage equality

| Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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PORTLAND, Maine -- Republican Sen. Susan Collins has come out in support of same-sex marriage for the first time after getting an endorsement from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization. The Maine Republican provided her personal view when asked by several news organizations. She said she agrees with the decision of ...

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Domestic Partner bills would ensure all federal employees receive equal benefits

| Thursday, September 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would extend employee benefit programs to cover same-sex domestic partners of federal civilian employees on the same basis as spousal benefits was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House and Senate.

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Senate committee includes juror non-discrimination in appropriations bill

| Thursday, July 25, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Legislation that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT citizens in the federal jury selection process has been included in the Financial Services Appropriations bill for fiscal 2014, following a Senate committee markup earlier this week.

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U.S. senators from Maine neutral on marriage ballot initiative

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Thursday, October 11, 2012
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The Republican U.S. senators from Maine are no taking no position on the Maine marriage ballot initiative just weeks before voters will decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage at the polls.

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U.S. Sen. Susan Collins becomes first GOP co-sponsor of UAFA

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Thursday, September 20, 2012
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The Republican senator from Maine credited with being a leader in the legislative effort to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has signed on to legislation that would enable gay Americans to sponsor their foreign same-sex partners for residency in the United States.

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U.S. Senate panel approves same-sex partner benefits for federal workers

| Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday approved legislation that would allow same-sex partners of federal employees to receive employment benefits.

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House, Senate lawmakers introduce federal domestic partner benefits bill

| Saturday, November 19, 2011
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Lawmaker in the U.S. House and Senate on Friday reintroduced the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, and said that approving the bill would put the federal government on par with Fortune 500 corporations that already extend full benefits to same-sex partners of gay and lesbian employees.

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Obama addresses HRC, anti-gay NC Senator is a liar, RI and Maine Senators on DOMA

| Monday, October 3, 2011
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President Obama's doing everything right for the LGBT community -- except marriage. An anti-gay senator from North Carolina is things up again. And Senators in Rhode Island and Maine need to hear from you. This week's Marriage News Watch is here...

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