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Fox's Wallace Slams Rick Santorum on DADT Position

"The problem is that sexual activity with people who you are in close quarters with who happen to be of the same sex is different than being open about your sexuality. They're in close quarters, they live with people, they obviously shower with people."

-- Presidential wannabe Rick Santorum opining on Don't Ask Don't Tell.

The Bilerico Project
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October 9, 2011
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Presbyterian Church U.S.A. Ordains First Gay Minister

Anderson, who years ago had been rejected by members of his congregation at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, California, left the ministry in 1990. He has been with his partner, Ian MacAllister, for 20 years.

AMERICAblog Gay
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October 10, 2011
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Binational Married Couple Faces Deportation

A gay Indonesian man fighting to remain in the U.S. with his American husband has been denied a reprieve from deportation — a decision that appears to contradict Obama administration promises that LGBT binational couples can be considered lower-priority cases among the nation’s 300,000 current deportation proceedings.
The Advocate
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October 7, 2011

Story to Watch: NY Clerks Claim 'Discrimination'

GLAAD is asking constituents to keep an eye on the way the media is covering the story of some anti-gay town clerks in New York State.

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No Surprises: WBC Protesting Steve Jobs Funeral

Westboro Baptist Church — the small Kansas congregation that has gained notoriety for protesting at the funerals of U.S. soldiers — has a new target: Steve Jobs.
Los Angeles Times
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October 7, 2011
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Anti-Gay Fla. Teacher Joins NOM

A Lake County teacher who made national headlines opposing marriage equality is at it again. Mount Dora High School teacher Jerry Buell first made headlines in August when he posted anti-gay comments on his personal Facebook page.
News 13
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October 7, 2011
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Bachmann Wants to Reinstate DADT

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) this week said she wants to reinstate the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

Lez Get Real
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October 7, 2011
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Job Training Efforts Grow For Transgender Workers

Nearly 20 transgender men and women are graduating from a jobs training program in the District of Columbia. The month-long program is entirely funded and organized by the city government.

Associated Press
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October 7, 2011
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