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An introduction to Michele Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann supposedly showed "stagecraft" during the Republican debate, but she also has a "talent" for questionable statements and policy positions.

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Couples celebrate new civil union law with "I do"

Chicago hosts a public celebration of the new Illinois civil union law.

Facing outrage, corporations belatedly pull support for anti-gay law

Companies that belong to the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, and even the Chamber itself, are backing off from the Chamber's suppport for anti-gay legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday.

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45,000 join AIDS walk in New York

On a recent May Sunday, I, along with a small group of family and friends, walked to remember my oldest son Keith, who died of AIDS 20 years ago.

Business group pushed Tennessee to pass anti-gay bill

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members include Nissan, AT&T, FedEx, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others, actively supported the measure.

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Extremist Westboro Church foiled in Mississippi

When members of the far-right Westboro Baptist Church showed up in Brandon, Miss., April 16 to protest the funeral of Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers, local residents banded together.

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Gay and straight teens less likely to commit suicide in liberal areas

A break-through study involved 32,000 Oregon high school student.

Missouri groups fight anti-equality bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - "The Republicans want to undermine and turn back the clock on equal rights," state Rep. Karla May told activists and reporters as they packed into a state Capitol hearing room.

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Illinois legalizes civil unions

With a landmark bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Monday, same-sex couples will, for the first time in Illinois history, share many of the legal protections that are now granted to married couples.

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A tale of two struggles

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the close vote on the DREAM Act are milestones in the continuing struggle to expand democracy and equality in America.

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