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Gay U.S. Ambassador Nominee To Dominican Republic Exposes Cultural Rift

When the Dominican Republic's Roman Catholic Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez called President Barack Obama's openly-gay U.S. ambassador nominee to the island nation a "maricon,” or "f----t," it raised eyebrows across the world — for different reasons. Perhaps a generation ago, the Cardinal's comment would not have created much controversy in the country’s press, the government or the people. Today, it’s a different story.
Fox News Latino
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July 11, 2013
July 15, 2013

WATCH: Center for American Progress highlights need for ENDA in video series

A video series from the Center for American Progress brings attention to ENDA by featuring stories like that of Mia Macy, a transgender woman who was refused employment at a federal agency.
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July 10, 2013

ACLU files three marriage lawsuits, pushes forward a fourth

This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed or pushed forward marriage lawsuits in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Illinois.
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Identity Crisis: Changing Legal Documents No Easy Task for Transgender Individuals

Cecilia Gentili couldn’t stand the looks on their faces. The looks waiting room patients would give her when a nurse called a man’s name and she stood up instead. The looks nurses would give her when they said they were looking for someone else. The looks she’d get at the bank when she tried to open an account.
TIME Magazine Online
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July 10, 2013

Shifting Catholic opinions, overwhelming UCC support, and religious responses to the SCOTUS decisions - this week's Religion News Summary

There have been tremendous faith responses to court decisions. Check it out in this week's LGBT Religion News Summary.

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July 10, 2013

ACLU files marriage lawsuit in Pennsylvania

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a federal lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of 21 residents who either wish to marry or receive benefits for marriages performed in other states.

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