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Senate: Murray Outlines Principles for Affordable, High-Quality Child Care

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) issued a “Call to Action” on the need for affordable, accessible, and high-quality child care in America. ...
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Senator Murray Calls for Congress to Act on Gun Violence

Students and faculty stand on a playing field outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School following a shooting at the school. Photo: Mark Harrison/The Seattle Times
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Murray referenced gun-related tragedies at Seattle Pacific University and Marysville-Pilchuck High School and urged Congress to listen to American people. ...
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New Guidance Issued on Detention of Transgender Immigrants

The National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Immigrant Justice Center, United We Dream, Immigration Equality, and the Human Rights Campaign issued a joint statement welcoming the developments, but requested more from ICE.
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The National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Immigrant Justice Center, United We Dream, Immigration Equality, and the Human Rights Campaign issued a joint statement welcoming the developments, but requested more from ICE. ...
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Legislation Proposed for Access to Over-the-Counter Birth Control

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The Affordability is Access Act would allow women to have access to FDA-approved over-the-counter birth control without being forced to pay extra. ...
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National Finance Company Sued for Firing Trans Employee

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In recent months, the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed lawsuits on behalf of transgender employees who faced discrimination by employers. ...
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Sue Fulton Named West Point’s First Female Chairwoman

Brenda Sue Fulton and Penelope Gnesin were wed on December 1 at the West Point's Cadet Chapel. ABC News Photo.
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The U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors named Brenda Sue Fulton, Class of 1980, its new chairwoman this week during a scheduled session at West Point. ...
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Boehner: House Republicans Will Leave Marriage Equality Cases to the Supreme Court

In this photo provided by ISAF Regional Command (South), House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio sips on a cup of Afghan tea as he receives a briefing during a visit to the Arghandab Valley of Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 20. Boehner led a congressional delegation that met with members of the military, civilian agencies and Afghan officials to assess the ongoing military operations.
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It’s not news the Republican Party is changing its tune and position on the marriage. A majority of Republicans under age 45 support gay people marrying. ...
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Eight Ways OK Lawmakers are Attacking LGBT People, Families

Two of the nation’s top LGBT civil rights organizations join Oklahoma’s state equality organization to strongly condemn eight appallingly vicious bills attacking LGBT people and their families
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Two of the nation’s top LGBT civil rights organizations join Oklahoma’s state equality organization to condemn eight bills attacking LGBT people, families. ...
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Obama’s Historical State of the Union Address: ‘I Still Believe That We Are One People’

State of the Union address/White House Photo
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Notably the most inclusive State of the Union address in history, President Barack Obama hit the high notes in Washington, D.C. Tuesday evening. ...
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Respect for Marriage Act Reintroduced in Congress to Repeal DOMA

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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Tuesday reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the DOMA. ...
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