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Iowa’s Senate Majority Leader Vows To Block Anti-Gay Amendment

Iowa state Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal on Thursday promised to block debate on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality in the state. Gronstal said, “People’s rights should not be put to a popular vote [...] We didn’t put the right to go to a school in your neighborhood to a vote of the people of Iowa.”

Lez Get Real
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November 17, 2011

After Anti-Gay Survey, Ex-Coach Remains a Guidance Counselor

As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”

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Calif. Supreme Court Rules Prop. 8 Proponents Can Defend Measure

The California Supreme Court decided Thursday that the sponsors of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures are entitled to defend them in court when the state refuses to do so, a ruling likely to spur federal courts to decide the constitutionality of bans on marriage equality.
Los Angeles Times
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November 17, 2011
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Report to Be Released on Discrimination in Anchorage, Alaska

A report to be fully released in December aims to examine discrimination against LGBT people in Anchorage, Alaska. Mayor Dan Sullivan vetoed LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination legislation in 2009 and claimed there was insufficient evidence that discrimination was occurring against LGBT people in the state.
Alaska Dispatch
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November 17, 2011
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New Housing Opportunities for LGBT Elders

For gay seniors, though, finding a community that meets their needs can be challenging. And the recession and housing disaster have made it even more difficult.

Fox Business
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November 17, 2011
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Petitions Delivered on Behalf of Ohio Teen

 Some 80,000 petitions were delivered Wednesday to the Unioto High School district calling for a change in bullying policy after last month’s brutal beating of a teen. 

The Advocate
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November 17, 2011
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