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White House won’t rule out bias protections for LGBT businesses

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest won’t rule out action on behalf of LGBT-owned businesses. (Blade file photo by Michael Key) Faced with a call to take action on behalf of LGBT-owned businesses, the White House has affirmed President Obama “doesn’t believe …

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Obama’s legacy: A quiet mission to export LGBT rights overseas

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. FILE – In this July 21, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination in the East Room of the White House. The U.S. has deployed its diplomats and tens of millions of dollars …

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White House: anti-LGBT language in defense bill ‘ridiculous’

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the potential inclusion of anti-LGBT language in defense legislation is “ridiculous.” (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Amid concerns about the possibility of anti-LGBT language in major defense legislation coming to President Obama’s desk, …

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Senate Democrats scrambling to kill anti-LGBT provision in defense spending bill

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Senator James Inhofe, left, and Senator John McCain, right, of the Senate Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are intent on scuttling a House-passed provision that they say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or …

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Dems sound alarm over anti-LGBT provision in defense bill

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Democrats are sounding the alarm over the potential inclusion in major defense spending legislation of an amendment that would undermine President Obama’s executive order barring anti-LGBT discrimination. A group of 42 Senate Democrats led …

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