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At CPAC, The Marriage Fight Is Over

Cleta Mitchell, a D.C. lawyer who successfully led the charge to keep the LGBT conservative group GOProud out of the Conservative Political Action Conference for the past two years, is finding out what it means to lose a hard-fought battle.

BuzzFeed Politics
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March 18, 2013
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A Transgender Elected Official Reflects an Evolving Cuba

“It’s a huge achievement,” said Ms. Hernández, referring to her election in November to the municipal council in this coastal town where she represents the 2,000 or so residents of her destitute neighborhood. She raised her painted eyebrows, saying, “For a country that has been so homophobic to change so dramatically — it’s unheard of.”

The New York Times
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March 18, 2013

Conservatives grapple with marriage equality

A day after advocating greater federal rights for same-sex couples, Republican mega-donor Foster Friess took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday and told the crowd, "Chick-fil-A values are American values!"

USA TODAY
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March 18, 2013
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N.F.L. Is Pressured on Issues of Gay Rights

The N.F.L.’s investigation into why a team employee asked a college player if he liked girls during last month’s scouting combine has found that the comment was part of casual banter — “chatter that was inappropriate” — but not part of a formal interview process, said Robert Gulliver, the league’s top human resources executive.

The New York Times
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March 18, 2013
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