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LGBT bullying, politics, and legislation in 2012

LGBT bullying, politics, and legislation in 2012

Eradicating LGBT bullying and educating people about its dangers was a focal point in 2012, starting from the White House. Click  http://www.examiner.com/article/lgbt-bullying-politics-and-legislation-2012 to keep reading.

LGBT parenting 2012: controversial studies, statements, and celebrities

LGBT parenting 2012: controversial studies, statements, and celebrities

2012 proved to be a monumental year for LGBT parenting, including gay studies, political figures, and celebrities spouting off.

RICK SANTORUM

Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum started off the year angering many gay parents.  To read further, click http://www.examiner.com/article/lgbt-parenting-2012-controversial-studies-statements-and-celebrities

County Clerk Starts Petition to Re-Bid State DMV Contract

County Clerk Starts Petition to Re-Bid State DMV Contract

A Statement Released by the County of Chautauqua Office of the County Clerk

Outrage over the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles $88.5 million bid award for driver's licenses prompted Chautauqua County Clerk Sandy Sopak to initiate a petition drive throughout the county.

"I learned just as everyone else did, through the news, that the state awarded the bid for production of new driver's licenses to the highest bidder, which is $38 million more than the current bid," said Sopak. "As soon as the news broke, Chautauqua County residents expressed their outrage at what appears to be an exorbitant waste of taxpayer money. If there's a legitimate reason for this award, the state hasn't shared it with us."

Barack Obama in 2012: LGBT Conferences and Gay Marriage Support Reign

Barack Obama in 2012: LGBT Conferences and Gay Marriage Support Reign

Less than 24 hours remain until the polls open for the Barack Obama and Mitt Romney presidential race. In my final article on Obama and the LGBT movement, I will highlight the president's fourth year. To read further, click http://www.examiner.com/article/barack-obama-2012-lgbt-conferences-and-gay-marriage-support-reign

LGBT rights in 2011: DADT and DOMA Crumble Under Obama

LGBT rights in 2011: DADT and DOMA Crumble Under Obama

In Feb. 2011, Barack Obama fulfilled his promise, striking down the biggest pieces of anti-gay legislation when he declared “The Defense of Marriage Act,” (DOMA) unconstitutional. DOMA, created in 1996. To read more, click on http://www.examiner.com/article/lgbt-rights-2011-dadt-and-doma-crumble-under-obama

New Yorkers Deserve Good Insurance Options

New Yorkers Deserve Good Insurance Options

Three years ago, a New York public school custodian, returning from his coffee break, was hit by an underinsured driver while crossing the street and left permanently disabled. He was in a training program and on his way to becoming a chief custodian but instead was left disabled, requiring significant physical therapy to even walk again.  While he thought the insurance he purchased would provide some financial relief for the fact he could no longer perform his job, he was left high and dry.

Harvey Milk Street

Harvey Milk Street

In honor of May 22, Harvey Milk Day, the San Diego City Council has decided to give Harvey Milk his own road, the first city to name a street after him.

San Diego’s Blaine Street, near the city’s gay community center, is now Harvey Milk Street. Read more at http://www.examiner.com/article/harvey-milk-street