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Prop. 8 Proponents Must Release Donor Names

In yet another in a long string of court losses for NOM, a California judge has ruled that the backers of Proposition 8 must reveal the names of their donors. NOM and Protect Marriage had sued to have those names removed from the website of California's Secretary of State.A federal judge in Sacramento ruled against ProtectMarriage.com and the National Organization for Marriage in a nearly three-year-old lawsuit, saying the two groups failed to prove they should be exempted from the state's...

Joe. My. God.
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October 21, 2011
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CNBC’s Squawk Box Celebrates Spirit Day

The crew at CNBC's Squawk Box showed off their Spirit Day pride yesterday, sporting purple and lavender shirts and ties and pronouncing, "No bullying, nobody should ever get bullied."

ThinkProgress » LGBT
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October 21, 2011
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Huge Increase in Number of Gay and Lesbian Couples Adopting

Analysis of recent population trends by the Williams Institute found that approximately 21,740 gay and lesbian couples had an adopted child in 2009, up from 6,477 in 2000. Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute released a report Thursday following a four year project surveying 158 gay and lesbian couples and their experiences with the adoption process.

Huffington Post
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October 21, 2011
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Senate Committee Fails to Address Bullying in Education Bill

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) announced that the committee today reported the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act of 2011 -- a mark-up that did not contain either of two anti-bullying bills pushed by LGBT advocates.
The two amendments that advocates had been hoping to have been added to the bill are the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) and Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). The SSIA, co-introduced by Sens....

Poliglot
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October 21, 2011
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Pa. School Considers Permission Slip for GSA

AMERICAblog: The lawyer in me smiles when I hear of a school district dumb enough to try to undermine a club devoted to keeping school safe for kids at risk of being bullies/

AMERICAblog Gay
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October 20, 2011
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Fund Formed For Frank Kameny's Funeral

Donations are being sought for the funeral costs of Frank Kameny, the legendary LGBT rights pioneer who passed away last year at the age of 86. Longtime Kameny friend and gay rights advocate Bob Witeck, CEO of Witeck-Combs Communications, said friends and activists who have known Kameny for many years are developing plans for a Kameny funeral that they hope will be held in a public building in Washington. He said Kameny’s friends and associates working on funeral plans are asking members of...

Joe. My. God.
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October 20, 2011
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