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Meet the LGBT Candidates of 2016: Orlando's Beth Tuura

This post originally published by the Advocate.com. The presidential election has been an exhausting, soul-crushing experience for the entire nation. While it’s nearly over, the next week promises more stomach-churning twists and turns than Space Mountain. Fear not, there is election news that doesn’t involve Donald Trump or emails — …

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Iowa justices who decided gay marriage face retention vote

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Wikimedia Commons DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three Iowa Supreme Court justices who helped legalize gay marriage in the state seven years ago will face voters on Nov. 8 for the first time since the ruling, but they are refusing to campaign for …

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Human Rights Campaign stands by Republican Mark Kirk despite racist remark

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. AP Photo/Seth Perlman After a tweet by the Human Rights Campaign calling on Republican Sen. Mark Kirk to apologize for mocking his Democratic opponent, Rep. Tammy Duckworth, her immigrant background and her family’s history of military service, Kirk did just that, with a tweet of his …

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Could this be the last race for this antigay GOP congressman?

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Rep. Scott Garrett (R) New Jersey Congress.gov In a New Jersey congressional district across the river from New York filled with million-dollar homes and massive shopping malls, a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton is waging a well-funded campaign against a seven-term incumbent …

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