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DoE Issues LGBT-Inclusive Classroom Bullying Toolkit

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The U.S. Department of Education is providing teachers nationwide with guidance to help combat bullying against ALL students, including LGBT youth.

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Study: ‘Out’ Gay Military Service Works Just Fine

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The first academic study to examine the effects of lifting the ban on openly gay military service finds that the new inclusive policy has had NO negative impact on unit cohesion or troop morale, among other areas.

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Written by Xorje Olivares

September 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

CT Judge Refuses BLAG’s Plea to Pause DOMA Lawsuit

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A federal judge in Connecticut has denied a request from House Republicans to halt proceedings in a case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

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New Bill Extends Benefits to All Military Spouses

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A Democratic congressman has introduced legislation to extend same-sex benefits to the spouses of LGBT veterans and servicemembers.

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2 NJ School Districts Sued for Failing to Stop Bullying

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Two New Jersey school districts are facing separate federal lawsuits accusing administrators of failing to stop the bullying of two young students.

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U.S. Appeals Court in MA rules DOMA unconstitutional

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A three-judge panel of the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals says the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

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SLDN, Freedom to Marry Join Forces in New Campaign

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Two LGBT advocacy groups are joining forces to combat the federal Defense of Marriage Act and its effect on gay military families.

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