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Gay discrimination bill passes Senate

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public opinion, passed a bipartisan bill Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers. But the measure faces an uphill struggle in …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Gay discrimination bill passes Senate

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Thomas Ferraro

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led Senate, reflecting a major shift in the past decade in public opinion, passed a bipartisan bill Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers. But the measure faces an uphill struggle in …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pole vault great condemns homosexuality

August 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOSCOW The rainbow colors two Swedish athletes painted their fingernails in support of gays and lesbians sent a clear message and brought a swift rebuke from a Russian star, perhaps even a glimpse of what’s to come at the Sochi Olympics.
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MERCER: Legislator values split over protection orders for same-sex abuses

June 16, 2013 in The Daily Republic

During previous legislative session, House members scaled back a reform bill to apply only to opposite-sex partners.
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GIAGO: Gay rights: US could learn from Indians

December 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The winkte, according to those medicine men and women who purport to know, were a respected segment of the Lakota culture and in fact were highly revered. Continue Reading

Prop. 8 backers seek review of gay marriage case

February 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The backers of California’s same-sex marriage ban petitioned a federal appeals court Tuesday to review a split decision by three of its judges that struck down the voter-approved law known as Proposition 8. Continue Reading

U.S. to use foreign aid to promote gay rights abroad

December 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration is announcing a wide-ranging effort to use U.S. foreign aid to promote rights for gays and lesbians abroad, including combating attempts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality.
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Tim Kelly and John Kriesel, St. Paul, Minn., letter: GOP should reject marriage amendment

October 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican donors, volunteers, activists and elected officials have joined Minnesotans United for All Families, a coalition that is focused on defeating the proposed constitutional amendment restricting marriage. Continue Reading

Mother of bullied Minnesota teen creates support group for LGBT students

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After Tammy Aaberg’s 15-year-old son, Justin, killed himself last year after enduring anti-gay bullying, she made it her mission to tell his story and protect other gay and lesbian teens. Continue Reading

Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

October 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In a sharp rebuke of his Republican rivals, President Barack Obama said anyone who wants to be commander in chief must support the entire U.S. military, including gay service members. Continue Reading