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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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Candidate: Autism, dementia are God’s punishment for abortion, gay marriage

| Thursday, January 23, 2014
Daily HeraldSusanne Atanus
CHICAGO – A Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives says that autism and dementia are punishments from God, who is angry over abortion and same-sex marriage.

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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 has been openly gay when first elected to Congress.

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U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney to marry long-time partner

| Tuesday, January 14, 2014
U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (second from right), with partner Randy Florke (center) and children (from left) Jesus, Essie and Daley.
WASHINGTON -- Freshman U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney plans to marry his long-time partner, who proposed over Christmas.

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GOP lawmaker wants to ban feds from recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
APU.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas)
WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require federal agencies to use a person's state of residence to determine federal recognition of marital status.

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Report: Clay Aiken ‘actively considering’ run for U.S. House

| Saturday, January 4, 2014
Charles Sykes, Invision (AP)Clay Aiken
Former “American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report by the Washington Blade.

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Calif. congresswoman reintroduces resolution targeting reparative therapy

| Wednesday, December 4, 2013
U.S. Rep.Jackie Speier (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Wednesday reintroduced a resolution asking the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage states to take steps to prevent minors from being harmed by controversial and discredited gay-to-straight conversion therapy.

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Report: Majority of Americans in every congressional district support ENDA

| Friday, November 22, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — A majority of Americans in every U.S. congressional district support laws that protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, such as the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed last week by the U.S. Senate, according to new research from UCLA’s Williams Institute.

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U.S. Senate approves extension of program to combat AIDS

| Tuesday, November 19, 2013
HIV
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has approved an extension of a program established by former President George W. Bush to fight AIDS worldwide.

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Boehner still opposed to ENDA, calls workplace protections bill ‘unnecessary’

| Thursday, November 14, 2013
Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), on Thursday reiterated his opposition to federal legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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

| Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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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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