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Three cheers for Mariela Castro’s visit to the U.S.

Mariela Castro, staunch advocate and supporter of LGBT causes, daughter of Raul Castro and neice to Fidel Castro, is coming to the United States.

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Obama makes history on marriage equality

Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to endorse the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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Phoenix mayor opposes discrimination against LGBT community

This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.

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Florida's Orange County joins statewide trend to recognize domestic partners

Other areas in Florida with domestic partnership registries include Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, and the cities of Gainesville, Miami Beach and Key West.

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Gay marriage passes Jersey senate, becomes law in Washington state

New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16

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Marriage equality moves forward in California

A federal appeals court ruled Feb. 7 that California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Victory for equal marriage in the Evergreen State

Senators approved by a vote of 28 to 21 a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.  Four Republicans joined 24 Democrats in voting yes.

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NAACP's Jealous keynotes National Lesbian and Gay Rights Task Force convention

Over 3,000 mostly young activists representing a rainbow of sexual orientation and ethnicities crowded into the Baltimore Hilton Hotel January 26-29 to learn ways to win LGBT rights.

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Nation's largest annual LGBT rights gathering to meet in Baltimore

LGBT activists and allies will come together and develop strategies for this crucial election year, and determine how to build support and political power.

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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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