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Op-ed: Gay Juror Gets Tossed for Being Gay - What It Means for Gay Rights

The case revolves around the price of an HIV drug and whether one company's decision to quadruple the drug's price violates unfair competition laws. At jury selection time, one of the attorneys used his right to exclude certain members from the jury pool to, ostensibly, exclude a gay person.

Towleroad
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September 19, 2013
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Pope Bluntly Faults Church’s Focus on Gays

Pope Francis said that the Roman Catholic church had grown “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues despite recriminations from some critics.

The New York Times
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September 19, 2013

DP benefits bill for fed’l workers set for reintroduction Thursday

Lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate were set to introduce on Thursday a bill that would ensure gay federal workers would have access to employee benefits for their same-sex partners even if they’re not legally married, according to two sources familiar with the bill.

Washington Blade
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September 19, 2013
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce stays neutral on ENDA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s neutrality on ENDA is noteworthy in the aftermath the AFL-CIO adopting a resolution to “redouble” efforts to pass the bill.

Washington Blade
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September 19, 2013
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