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Obama nominates first openly gay service secretary to lead the Army

Friday, September 18, 2015
This photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows Eric Fanning speaking at the 30th Space Symposium Corporate Partnership dinner May 20, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. President Barack Obama is nominating longtime Pentagon official Eric Fanning to be the Army's new secretary. If confirmed, Fanning would be the nation's first openly gay leader of a military service.
The nomination comes as the Obama administration works to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexuality or gender. ...

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Pelosi addresses LGBT protections at Amazon

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Nancy Pelosi
Pelosi visited the Amazon campus to discuss protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. ...

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Is the decline of the modern “gayborhood” a good thing?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Castro neighborhood in San Francisco
Are "tech-bros" and Grindr to blame? Or is it a sign of social progress? ...

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Scott Walker on the Boy Scouts’ ban on gay leaders

Sunday, July 19, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
Says he doesn't know whether being gay is a choice. ...

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Conservatives warn IRS could target gay marriage opponents

Thursday, July 16, 2015
The attorneys general of 15 states have written Congress asking for legislation to protect religious schools and other groups.
Conservatives are warning that the IRS could start revoking the tax-exempt status of religious groups that oppose gay marriage. But is it a straw man arguement? ...

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Boy who planned to shoot student who called his friend ‘gay’ remains in custody

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Quincy Tuttle
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A middle school student who took a gun and ammunition to school with the intent to shoot another boy that he thought was bullying his friend, will remain in juvenile detention at least until Tuesday while a ...

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Supreme Court rejects petition secrecy of anti-gay ballot initiative

Thursday, June 24, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that gay marriage opponents do not have an automatic legal right to prevent public release of the names and addresses of the signers of a Washington state ballot measure favoring traditional marriage. ...

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Seattle gay man attacked outside community center amid anti-gay slurs

Friday, January 8, 2010
A man told police he was beaten Sunday night in the parking lot of the Seattle Filipino Community Center because he is gay, and ...

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Washington’s ‘everything but marriage’ law goes into effect

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Gregoire, Reed certify R-71
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed and Governor Chris Gregoire have made it official, certifying that voters adopted the “everything but marriage” Domestic Partnership law approved by the Legislature last spring. Referendum 71, placed on the ballot by foes of ...

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Election night brings victory and defeat for gay candidates, issues across the nation

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It was to be a night of hope and promise for the LGBT community, but instead the crushing defeat of Maine‘s gay marriage law delivered another setback for gay rights advocates and overshadowed many other victories at the ballot box ...

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