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TOP 10: Gays began serving openly in U.S. military

No 1: Legislation to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” passed Congress last year and was signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 22, 2010. But 2011 was the year of implementation. While other countries that changed policies about gays and … Continue reading

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Ready for the fight

Baldwin says she doesn’t believe anti-gay attacks against her in her U.S. Senate bid would work with Wisconsin voters   Openly gay members of Congress Rep. Tammy Baldwin, center, and Rep. Jared Polis, right, answer questions from Jonathan Capehart, left, … Continue reading

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Congress raises debt ceiling, avoids default

But agreement on spending cuts without more revenue splits Dems, worries LGBT and AIDS groups Rep. Tammy Baldwin Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The U.S. Senate gave final Congressional approval Tuesday, Aug. 2, to a bill raising the … Continue reading

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White House calls for coordinated anti-bullying efforts

Anti-bullying bills introduced in Congress in conjunction with White House conference DANA RUDOLPH  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The White House held a high-visibility conference on bullying prevention Thursday, March 10, with the president and first lady calling on parents, … Continue reading

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Palin says rhetoric not to blame for Arizona shootings, but recent history suggests otherwise

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin Within hours of the Saturday, Jan. 8, shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., that left six dead and 14 — including the gunman’s apparent primary target, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle … Continue reading

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Task Force: GOP majority in House doesn’t necessarily mean ‘blockade on LGBT rights’

Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, issued the following statement tonight on the shift in the balance of power in Congress: “We’ll cut to the chase: The shift in the balance of power will … Continue reading

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