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Iowa Baker Refuses Wedding Cake Request by Same-Sex Couple

A baker in Iowa on Thursday refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. Victoria Childress said, "I didn't do the cake because of my convictions for their lifestyle. It is my right as a business owner. It is my right, and it's not to discriminate against them. It's not so much to do with them, it's to do with me and my walk with God and what I will answer (to) him for."

ThinkProgress » LGBT
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November 14, 2011
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Ugandan Gay Activist Awarded RFK Human Rights Award

Ugandan LGBT advocate Frank Mugisha is scheduled to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in Washington on Thursday. Mugisha said of the award, "It gives me more courage to continue doing the work I'm doing. It sends out a message, not only to my country but to other countries that criminalize homosexuality."

WSAV-TV
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November 10, 2011
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Openly Gay Appeals Court Nominee Asks Obama to Withdraw His Nomination

After waiting more than 18 months without even receiving a committee hearing on his nomination, Edward DuMont, a partner at the Wilmer Hale law firm, has asked President Barack Obama to withdraw his nomination to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Poliglot
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November 10, 2011
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