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Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (b. Feb. 11, 1962) is a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013. Baldwin is the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history, elected to the Senate on Nov. 6, 2012, and assumed office Jan. 3, 2013.

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Lawmakers call on HHS to end ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

Monday, December 15, 2014
Eighty congressional lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, calling for the Department to replace the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men with a policy based ...

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Wis. governor, Democratic challenger spar over same-sex marriage

Monday, June 16, 2014
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) and Democratic challenger Mary Burke
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke sparred over same-sex marriage on Monday, with Burke saying the Republican incumbent was waffling on whether he believes gay couples should be able to get married in Wisconsin. Both ...

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Wis. Democrats seek federal benefits for married, same-sex couples

Monday, June 16, 2014
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
MILWAUKEE -- The four Democratic members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to recognize the marriages of gay couples who recently wed in Wisconsin. More than 500 couples wed from June 6 to Friday after ...

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Bill introduced in Senate to affirm U.S. commitment to international LGBT rights

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Alexander Zemlianichenko, APIn this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo Russian gay rights activists march along a Moscow boulevard in downtown. Slogans read: ' Down with all Kinds of Fascism', ' Homophobia into the Fire!', ' For Peace without Racism ! ', and 'Bisexuals Against Fascism'.
BOSTON -- As the nation celebrates National LBGT Pride Month, U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, on Friday introduced legislation that would affirm LGBT human rights are a ...

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Brisk sales for Harvey Milk stamp in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood

Friday, May 23, 2014
Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman, fourth from right, and others, applaud during the unveiling ceremony of the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Joining Stroman, from left are, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Stuart Milk, Founder and President, Harvey Milk Foundation, Ambassador UN Ambassador Samantha Power, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The post office in San Francisco’s Castro District is selling more stamps than usual now that a neighborhood icon is the face of the nation’s newest "Forever" stamp. ...

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Higher Education Anti-harassment Act reintroduced in U.S. Senate

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Courtesy: VKristopher Sharp (left) with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would require colleges and universities receiving federal student aid funding to enact an anti-harassment policy. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2014 ...

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Three gay Republicans seek election history with bids for U.S. Congress

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Jim Cole, APNew Hampshire Republican Congressional candidate Dan Innis, right,  with his partner Doug Palardy, in Portsmouth, N.H.
Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House. It didn't matter that Innis, a former business school dean, faced an aggressive Democratic incumbent, GOP colleagues who oppose his right to marry, and history - no Republican ever ...

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Bill lifting ban on HIV organ donation heads to Obama for signature

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that lifts the federal ban on the donation of HIV-positive organs to HIV-positive recipients. ...

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U.S. Senate approves LGBT-inclusive workplace discrimination bill

Thursday, November 7, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation's quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage. ...

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U.S. Senate moves toward final passage workplace discrimination bill

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
J. Scott Applewhite, APSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, flanked by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, and Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., right, talks to reporters after the Senate cleared a major hurdle and agreed to proceed to debate a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is moving forward on the first major bill barring workplace discrimination against gays in nearly two decades as Americans' shifting views about homosexuality have significantly changed the political dynamic. ...

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