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Gay slurs rejected in the NBA

Anti-gay slurs in professional sports are unacceptable and show irresponsibility.

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Calif. bill would add LGBT history in public schools

Lawmakers are considering a bill to make sure the historical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are accurately portrayed in public schools.

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Bill would let religious adoption agencies bar same-sex couples

Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.

Female student wins right to wear tuxedo to prom

18-year-old Belinda Sanchez was shocked when her principal told her she couldn't wear a tuxedo to prom.

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Obama makes historic move on same-sex marriage rights

A federal law that bans recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional says the Obama administration, which has ordered the Justice Department to stop defending it in courts nationwide.

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DADT repeal to end discriminatory policy

In what many are calling a landmark vote for expanding civil rights and equality, the US Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the military on Dec. 18.

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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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LGBT students bullied - by their schools

No one ever said going to school was fun, but for many LGBT students, it can be a downright nightmare - or even impossible.

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NY GOP candidate engages in hate speech

As New York reels from a wave of anti-gay violence and bullying, GOP gubernatorial candidate "Crazy Carl" Paladino added to the hateful atmosphere by unleashing a stream of anti-LGBT vitriol.

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