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Texas Filibuster Kills Anti-Abortion Bill Texas Filibuster Kills Anti-Abortion Bill
Austin, TX—A lone Texas legislator held an 11 hour solo filibuster on Tuesday night, in a successful attempt to stop the state from passing one of the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion laws.
Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser Called Out: Michelle Obama Confronts Gay-Rights Heckler at Fundraiser
  A pro-gay rights audience member heckled and shouted at Michelle Obama last night regarding an executive order to prohibit sex discrimination as the first lady was speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in our nation’s capital.
Gay Marriage Bill Temporarily Falters in Illinois Gay Marriage Bill Temporarily Falters in Illinois
For supporters of gay marriage in the state of Illinois, this moment was supposed to a landmark time in a collective “I do” from state legislators.
Going Backwards: Nigerian Lawmakers Vote to Outlaw Gay Marriage Going Backwards: Nigerian Lawmakers Vote to Outlaw Gay Marriage
  Nigerian lawmakers approved a bill today that outlaws gay marriage and significantly hampers gay rights, including placing criminal penalties on public displays of affection between homosexual couples.
Boy Scouts of America Take Monumental Step Boy Scouts of America Take Monumental Step
    Delegates to the yearly meeting of the Boy Scouts of America issued a landmark statement today, voting to allow openly gay young members to join their organization.
Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons
  Gay Marriage Passes in the House of Commons   The House of Commons voted to permit gay marriage in Wales and England, despite 161 members of Parliament opposing the British government’s plans.
Shooting Death of Homosexual man Disrupts New York’s Birthplace of Gay Rights Shooting Death of Homosexual man Disrupts New York’s Birthplace of Gay Rights
    Greenwich Village, the birthplace of the American gay rights movement, remained in a state of shock on Sunday over the shooting of a homosexual man by gunman who police claimed uttered anti-gay slurs prior to targeting the victim.
Terrible Act: Crowd Led by Priests Attacks Gay Rights Marchers in the Nation of Georgia Terrible Act: Crowd Led by Priests Attacks Gay Rights Marchers in the Nation of Georgia
    A massive group of thousands led by priests in black robes stormed through police barriers in downtown Tbilisi, Georgia last week and attacked a group of 50 or so gay rights demonstrators.
Another Victory for the LGBT Community: Gay Marriage Ruled Constitutional in France Another Victory for the LGBT Community: Gay Marriage Ruled Constitutional in France
    France’s constitutional council today rejected a challenge by conservative legislators to the country’s new gay marriage law, claiming the law was constitutional.
Moscow Rejects Bid to Hold Gay Rights Festival Moscow Rejects Bid to Hold Gay Rights Festival
    Moscow officials rejected an application by gay rights advocates to hold a parade this month, claiming the event would undermine a campaign to instill patriotic values on the city’s younger population.
New Polls Show Growing Momentum for Gay Marriage in Virginia, Michigan and Arizona New Polls Show Growing Momentum for Gay Marriage in Virginia, Michigan and Arizona
    Newly released polls from Virginia, Michigan and Arizona reveal that the majority of voters in these states support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.
Syracuse, Princeton Universities Expand Employee Health Plans to Cover Transition-Related Expenses Syracuse, Princeton Universities Expand Employee Health Plans to Cover Transition-Related Expenses
  Syracuse and Princeton have joined a growing list of universities in the United States that cover transition-related medical costs for transgender faculty and staff under their health insurance policies.
Brazil Paves the Way for Marriage Equality	Brazil Paves the Way for Marriage Equality
    A top judicial panel paved the way for same-sex marriage in Brazil today, ruling that homosexual couples could not be denied form applying for and subsequently receiving marriage licenses.
Obamacare: Variables that will Affect Your Cost Obamacare: Variables that will Affect Your Cost
  Understanding the variables and how they will impact your health insurance coverage under Obamacare is crucial to limit your costs.
Gay Marriage Gaining Momentum in Nevada Gay Marriage Gaining Momentum in Nevada
    A Nevada Assembly Committee underwent a testimony on the Senate Joint Resolution 13 yesterday when many of those who previously testified earlier this year maintained their opposition or support for the measure that would effectively repeal the state’s constitutional ban against same-sex marriages.
Gay Marriage Passes in Minnesota House Today Gay Marriage Passes in Minnesota House Today
  A crucial vote today in the Minnesota House positioned the state to become the 12th in the United States to permit gay marriages and the first in the Midwest to pass such a law.
Victory in Delaware: Marriage Equality Comes to the First State Victory in Delaware: Marriage Equality Comes to the First State
    Marriage equality is on the verge of becoming the law of the land in the state of Delaware, as the Delaware Senate just passed the landmark legislation by a vote of 12 to 9.
President Obama Meets with President Park of South Korea President Obama Meets with President Park of South Korea
    Today, President Barack Obama welcomed President Park Guen-hye of South Korea to the White House to celebrate 60 years of bilateral partnership between the United States and South Korea.
New Poll: Seven in Ten Young Adults Support Gay Marriage New Poll: Seven in Ten Young Adults Support Gay Marriage
    Support for same-sex marriage is now seemingly a wide held belief among adults born after 1980 as 70 percent claim that they believe lesbian women and gay men should be able to marry.
It’s Official: Rhode Island becomes the 10th State to Pass Marriage Equality Laws It’s Official: Rhode Island becomes the 10th State to Pass Marriage Equality Laws
      Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee just signed the state’s marriage equality bill into law in a riveting ceremony on the steps of the Rhode Island State House.
Boy Scouts of America Offer New Resolution Regarding Acceptance of Gay Members Boy Scouts of America Offer New Resolution Regarding Acceptance of Gay Members
    Last week, the Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee offered a policy that would establish a nondiscrimination policy to eliminate its longstanding discriminatory ban on gay Scouts, while maintaining several discriminatory practices in place for lesbian and gay parents, employment opportunities, and Scout leaders.
Civil Unions to take Full Effect in the State of Colorado Civil Unions to take Full Effect in the State of Colorado
    Starting today, committed same-sex couples in every community and corner of the Centennial State will gain access to the fundamental protections they require to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
First Lady Michelle Obama Hires New Commitments for Veterans and Military Spouses First Lady Michelle Obama Hires New Commitments for Veterans and Military Spouses
    In 2011, President Obama announced a challenge to the private sector to train or hire 100,000 unemployed veterans or their spouses by the end of 2013.
U.S. Government Releases Form for Obamacare Coverage	U.S. Government Releases Form for Obamacare Coverage
    Starting in October of this year, Americans without access to affordable health coverage through their jobs will be able to purchase insurance through various state-run exchanges.
Jersey City Establishes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force as it Sets Sights on Perfect MEI Score Jersey City Establishes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Task Force as it Sets Sights on Perfect MEI Score
    Throughout the United States, some of the most fundamental and vital work being accomplished on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender inclusion is occurring in cities and local communities.
Groundbreaking Achievement: NBA Player becomes first Active U.S. Athlete to come out as Gay Groundbreaking Achievement: NBA Player becomes first Active U.S. Athlete to come out as Gay
    It’s the biggest move of Jason Collins’ career, and it occurred off the court.
Mark Another One Down: Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill Mark Another One Down: Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill
      The Rhode Island Senate made history this week after passing S-38, also known as the marriage equality bill, by a vote of 26 to 12.
Assume the Position: Andrew Ceresney and George Canellos Named Co-Directors of SEC Enforcement Assume the Position: Andrew Ceresney and George Canellos Named Co-Directors of SEC Enforcement
Today the United States Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Acting Director George Canellos and Andrew Ceresney will assume the positions of Co-Directors for the Division of Enforcement.
Ongoing Battle for Justice and Equality in New York State Ongoing Battle for Justice and Equality in New York State
    As the battle for the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act heats up in the state of New York, two prominent members of the Trans Rights Coalition have launched powerful media campaigns to educate New York residents about discrimination on the basis of expression and gender identity.
Unbreakable: Cyber Attacks can’t Break the Internet Unbreakable: Cyber Attacks can’t Break the Internet
    A recent wave of tremendous cyber-attacks has proven it is possible to bend, but not shatter the Internet.

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