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Lesbians disproportionately discharged under DADT

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Pentagon officials won’t speculate why women in uniform are more likely to be discharged from the armed services under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but critics of the policy say that new figures reflect deep-seated sexism in the armed forces.

Gay exec to run Disney films

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Obama includes gays for Family Day

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A Congressional committee heard formal testimony this week on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which seeks to prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

150,000 gay couples ‘married’

Yahoo News reports nearly 150,000 same-sex couples reported being in marriage relationships last year, more than the number of actual weddings and civil unions, according to the first U.

Serbia Pride march canceled

Organizers have canceled Serbia’s gay-pride march after authorities said they could not guarantee protection for the event from extremist groups.

Among another round of presidential nominees announced this week was an openly lesbian law professor who is set to head the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, marking the first time an openly LGBT person has been nominated to the EEOC.

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