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The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the United States Congress. The major power of the House is to pass federal legislation that affects the entire country although its bills must also be passed by the Senate and further agreed to by the U.S. President before becoming law (unless both the House and Senate re-pass the legislation with a two-thirds majority in each chamber). Each U.S. state is represented in the House in proportion to its population but is entitled to at least one representative. [ Website ] [ Wikipedia ]

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Gay Republican Carl DeMaio defeated in San Diego race for U.S. House

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Carl DeMaio, Republican congressional candidate in the 52nd district, addresses his supporters during election night activities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO -- Democrat U.S. Rep. Scott Peters on Friday won a second term to represent a large swath of San Diego in Congress following a bitter campaign that saw his Republican challenger on the defensive against accusations of sexual harassment by a former campaign staffer. [...]

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U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney wins re-election to U.S. House

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York secured a second term representing the state's 18th district in the House of Representatives Tuesday night, fending off a strong challenger in a close contest. [...]

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Nation’s only openly bisexual U.S. House representative wins 2nd term

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Kyrsten Sinema
PHOENIX -- Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona secured another term in the House of Representatives Tuesday, defeating her challenger in the race to represent the state's 9th Congressional district. [...]

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David Cicilline wins third U.S. House term in Rhode Island

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island was reelected to the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night, defeating Republican Cormick Lynch to secure a third term in the state's First Congressional district. [...]

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Gay Republican Richard Tisei loses U.S. House bid in Massachusetts

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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BOSTON — Democrat Seth Moulton has won the race for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District, defeating openly gay Republican Richard Tisei. [...]

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U.S. House candidate apologizes for plagiarizing anti-gay marriage speech

Friday, October 24, 2014
Marilinda Garcia
CONCORD, N.H. -- Republican U.S. House candidate Marilinda Garcia has acknowledged she should have attributed parts of a speech she made on same-sex marriage. The statement came after the liberal advocacy group Granite State Progress pointed out several passages in the 2012 speech Garcia gave on the floor of the [...]

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U.S. House panel rejects spousal benefits bill for LGBT veterans

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House panel on Wednesday rejected a measure that would have enabled veterans with same-sex spouses to receive partner benefits regardless of where they reside. The Washington Blade reports that the U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs rejected the Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act by a vote [...]

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Someone on Capitol Hill making transphobic edits to Wikipedia articles

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- An anonymous user with an IP address originating from the U.S. House of Representatives has repeatedly made edits to Wikipedia articles on topics related to the transgender community. Business Insider reports that the edits generally are critical of transgender individuals, and other users have called the changes "hate [...]

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Takano introduces bill to close Social Security, Medicare LGBT loopholes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) on Tuesday introduced the Social Security and Medicare Parity Act in the U.S. House, a bill to close loopholes in the Social Security Act and guarantee that all married couples, including same-sex couples, receive the Social Security and Medicare spouse and survivor benefits [...]

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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 [...]

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