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CA Gov. Brown Signs Slate of GLBT Bills

NATIONAL | By Mathew S. Bajko | Oct 17
California will begin collecting LGBT demographic data and restrict how much insurers can charge for AIDS medications under laws signed this year by Governor Jerry Brown.

Pelosi Meets With LGBT Leaders in SF

POLITICS | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 13
Passing the federal Equality Act and ending murders of transgender women of color were two issues that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi heard about during a meeting with local LGBT leaders in San Francisco.

It Gets Better for San Jose Under New Mayor

NATIONAL | By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 29
San Jose should see its score rise significantly on the 2015 Municipal Equality Index compiled by national LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign due to a number of changes ushered in by Mayor Sam Liccardo.

National LGBT Leaders Endorse New Comprehensive Federal Equality Act

NATIONAL | By Matt Comer | Jul 23
Leaders representing LGBT state-based equality groups across the country and other national LGBT civil rights leaders today endorsed landmark, comprehensive federal legislation designed to prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in a wide range of areas.

Good News for LGBT Supporters in Virginia Primary Results

POLITICS | By John Riley | Jun 15
Supporters of LGBT rights have a lot to celebrate after Tuesday's primaries in Virginia resulted in the defeat of the last remaining anti-LGBT Democrat in the General Assembly in the Hampton Roads area and the nomination of an openly gay man.

Murray, Israel Introduce Freedom from Discrimination in Credit Act

NATIONAL | By John Riley | May 16
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation on Wednesday to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in credit and lending.

GOP Rep. Chris Gibson Backs Attaching ENDA to Defense Bill

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Nov 1
A Republican cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act publicly endorsed a strategy Saturday that would attach the piece of LGBT-rights legislation as an amendment to a broader defense bill.

GOP Congressional Candidate Features Gay Son in Ad

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Nov 1
Nan Hayworth, the Republican seeking to unseat out Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in New York's 18th Congressional District, released a television ad Wednesday featuring her gay son.

Oregon Senate Candidates Spar Over Support for Marriage Equality

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 14
A debate over LGBT-rights erupted between the Republican and Democratic candidates in Oregon's U.S. Senate race this week - over who is more supportive of GLBT equality.

Former Utah Gov.: No Run in 2016; Marriage Equality Nationwide Inevitable

POLITICS | By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he's ruling out another run for the White House in 2016, and also told reporters that he believes same-sex marriage will eventually be recognized across the country.

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