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Barney Frank retires, leaving a strong progressive legacy

Liberals, labor and progressives mourned while Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his retirement Nov. 28 after 30 years in office.

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Lawmakers: Time has come to end "Don't ask, don't tell"

Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Pa., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., say they plan to introduce a standalone bill in the House this week to reverse the controversial policy that bans openly gay service members.

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Appeals court hears California marriage equality case

The effort to overturn Prop. 8, California's ballot initiative barring same-sex marriage, reached a new milestone Dec. 6 on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, as a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on the measure.

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Lady Gaga urges Senate to repeal ‘don't ask, don't tell'

The Senate is expected to vote on repealing a 17-year-old law barring open gays from serving in the military Tuesday afternoon, but supporters of the repeal say they lack the necessary 60 votes to pass the legislation.

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NYC Pride: Celebrating and militant

Manhattan's LGBT pride march, the largest and oldest in the nation, and one of the largest in the world, capped off a the June 19-27th Pride Week.

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Pride parade celebrates, presses for equality

Thousands thronged the streets here June 26 and 27, enjoying the 40th anniversary of this city's Gay Pride celebration with brilliant rainbow-hued costumes, musical and theatrical events, and just plain fun.

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At Prop. 8 closer, marriage equality supporters keep up fight

Marriage equality supporters rally outside courthouse as closing arguments are given, moving case one step closer to its probable destination: U.S. Supreme Court.

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Death knell for don't ask, don't tell

More and more Americans have come to believe that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should be able to serve openly in the military without punishment.

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Pentagon leaders say they favor gays serving openly

In a historic first, the Pentagon's top leaders called this week for an end to "don't ask, don't tell," the policy.

Witness at equal marriage trial: Opposition ‘grounded in prejudice'

San Francisco's equal marriage trial, now in its third week, has been marked by moving testimony about the pain denial of marriage has inflicted on same-sex couples and their families.

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