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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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Employment Non-Discrimination Act reintroduced in Congress

| Thursday, April 25, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress on Thursday. The measure would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees.

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Delaware’s lone U.S. Congressman supports same-sex marriage

| Monday, April 1, 2013
John Carney
WASHINGTON -- Delaware's lone U.S. congressman has announced his support for same-sex marriage. Democrat John Carney announced his support for marriage equality Monday on his website.

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Partisan split marks same-sex marriage cases before U.S. Supreme Court

| Saturday, March 16, 2013
WASHINGTON — No Democratic attorney general in a state that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying has signed onto a legal filing asking the Supreme Court to uphold California's constitutional ban on gay marriage. No Republican attorney general is asking the high court to rule in favor of marriage equality.

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Safe Schools Act re-introduced in U.S. House, aims to help prevent bullying

| Thursday, March 14, 2013
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) on Thursday re-introduced The Safe Schools Improvement Act in the U.S. House, a bill to help ensure a safe learning environment at schools nationwide and provide necessary resources to prevent school bullying and reduce the rising drop-out rate.

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U.S. House approves anti-violence law with LGBT protections

| Thursday, February 28, 2013
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans raised the white flag Thursday on extending domestic violence protections to gays, lesbians and transsexuals after months of resisting an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act.

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House to take up Senate’s LGBT-inclusive version of anti-violence act

| Wednesday, February 27, 2013
WASHINGTON — Congress appeared on a course to renew the expired Violence Against Women Act after House Republican leaders on Tuesday agreed to take up a version of the 1994 anti-domestic violence law that passed the Senate two weeks ago by a wide, bipartisan margin.

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House GOP to strip protections for gays in its version of anti-violence act

| Saturday, February 23, 2013
WASHINGTON — The House and Senate appeared headed for another partisan battle as the House prepared to take up its version of the once-noncontroversial Violence Against Women Act.

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Obama administration urges U.S. Supreme Court to strike down DOMA

| Friday, February 22, 2013
The Obama administration on Friday filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing why it considers the federal Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional.

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House, Senate bills aim to equalize benefits for same-sex military families

| Friday, February 15, 2013
Charlie Morgan
A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Congress this week would change the definition of "spouse" in four areas of U.S. Code related to recognition, support, and benefits for married service members and veterans, in an effort to provide key military benefits for same-sex spouses of gay service members.

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Boehner: House may consider Senate version of Violence Against Women Act

| Thursday, February 14, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)AP file photo by J. Scott Applewhite
WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that the GOP's House leadership is considering a plan for moving forward with the Violence Against Women Act legislation.

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