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Anti-Gay New York Town Clerk Wins Re-Election Bid

Rose Marie Belforti was re-elected to her post as town clerk of Ledyard, N.Y. Belforti came under some criticism after she refused to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
Times Union
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November 9, 2011
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Corporations Say DOMA Burdens Business

Fifty major corporations, 11 national law firms, seven trade and professional organizations, and three cities –including Boston and New York—signed onto a legal brief this month supporting a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the so-called "Defense of Marriage Act."

Keen News Service
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November 8, 2011
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Holyoke, Mass., Elects America's Youngest Openly Gay Mayor

The Springfield suburb of Holyoke, Massachusetts has elected the nation's youngest openly gay mayor. Alex Morse, age 22, had the backing of the Victory Fund. "Alex is a force of nature, and proof that young LGBT Americans are determined to live authentic lives as they build their careers. We’re incredibly proud of the campaign he ran,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund.

Joe. My. God.
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November 8, 2011
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The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus Says ‘It Gets Better’

The four out members of Congress, all co-chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, have made an "It Gets Better" video. As Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) says, "If we can be members of Congress, you can be anything."

ThinkProgress » LGBT
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November 8, 2011
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HRC Slams Lawyer Cleta Mitchell's Firm, Foley & Lardner

HRC took a strong stand, with president Joe Solmonese striking out at Foley & Lardner LLP, the law firm where Cleta Mitchell is a partner. Mitchell recently registered as a lobbyist for the National Organization for Marriage in Minnesota, where a marriage constitutional amendment will be on...

Poliglot
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November 8, 2011
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