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Eighth GOP member of Congress announces support for marriage equality

Monday, July 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.)
U.S. Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.), a Tampa Bay-area Republican, said Monday he supported last week's ruling by a Monroe County, Fla., judge who said Florida's ban on same-sex marriage is discriminatory and violates gay people's right to equal treatment under the law. "As a matter of my Christian faith, I believe in traditional marriage," Jolly said in a statement. "But...

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Pro-gay marriage GOP super PAC has strong Q1, gay GOP candidates fall short

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A Republican super PAC aimed at supporting pro-gay marriage GOP candidates raised a strong $2.75 million in the first quarter of 2014, but gay Republicans candidates for U.S. Congress fell short in fundraising.

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IOC pressured by All Out, U.S. lawmakers to ban anti-LGBT discrimination

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday came under increased pressure to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination and ensure future host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

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Kerry pressed to review U.S. aid to countries with anti-LGBT laws

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) is Chairperson of the Congressional Black Caucus.
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Black Caucus called on the Obama administration Tuesday to review all aid to countries with laws criminalizing homosexuality.

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Lawmakers call on Obama to sign executive order protecting LGBT workers

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Nearly 200 Congressional lawmakers on Tuesday sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday calling for an Executive Order banning contractors from receiving federal government contracts unless they have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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House backs bill to sue president for not enforcing federal laws, such as DOMA

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws.

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Openly gay Oklahoma state senator to run for U.S. Congress

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY — A Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City says he plans to run for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford.

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Opponent’s campaign attacks Clay Aiken as ‘San Francisco values’

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)
RALEIGH, N.C. — LGBT North Carolinians reacted swiftly Wednesday to a statement from U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers’ campaign team, which used coded anti-LGBT language to attack Clay Aiken, who earlier announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress.

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Bill would give ‘honorable’ discharges to service members kicked out under DADT

Friday, January 31, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Thursday introduced legislation to correct the records of service members discharged from the U.S. military solely due to their sexual orientation prior to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, to reflect honorable service and reinstate benefits they would have earned.

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Democratic consultant confirms: Clay Aiken considering run for Congress

Saturday, January 25, 2014
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Pop singer Clay Aiken, who first made a name for himself as a contestant on "American Idol," is considering a run for Congress in North Carolina's 2nd District, a state Democratic Party consultant confirmed on Friday.

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