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Person of the Year: Tammy Baldwin

Baldwin, who was sworn in Thursday as the first openly gay U.S. senator, says she hopes her own achievement will have a similar “ripple effect.”

Advocate
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January 4, 2013
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Global Gay Rights, from Marriage to the Death Penalty

As gay supporters push for more acceptance, the issue is increasingly being framed worldwide as one of fundamental human rights. In many countries, even where the law is unclear, members of the gay community are subject to enormous societal pressure. They are ostracized, bullied and sometimes physically attacked.

Yahoo! News
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January 3, 2013

Tammy Baldwin takes oath in Senate

Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin took the oath of office in the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, becoming the first openly gay person to serve in that chamber.

Wisconsin Gazette
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January 3, 2013
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Republicans Defend DOMA on First Day of 113th Congress

House Republicans authorized the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) Wednesday night to continue paying outside counsel to defend the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which discriminates against legally married same-sex couples.

The Seattle Lesbian
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January 3, 2013
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