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U.S. House: Races of top interest to LGBT voters

LGBT candidates and issues are playing a role in many of the close contests between Democrats and Republicans vying for U.S. House seats next month.

Clinton surges despite stumble; GOP race is down to three

Democrat Hillary Clinton moved with lightning speed to correct a misstatement about Nancy Reagan's contribution to AIDS, and she surged in Tuesday's primaries. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio dropped out after losing Florida to real estate mogul Donald Trump.

One candidate is half way, another seeks loyalty oath, a third backs down

Hillary Clinton now has more than half the delegates needed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination. Some Donald Trump supporters are executing a haunting salute while swearing to vote for him. And John Kasich suggests gay couples are 'pressuring' businesses

Sunday Speed: 3 cases at Supreme Court

Three separate appeals were filed with the Supreme Court this week, seeking the high court's ruling on whether states can ban same-sex couples from marrying or refuse to recognize the marriage licenses same-sex couples have obtained in other states. A

Speed Read: Tough ruling in Colorado

It wasn't unusual that a federal district court judge declared Colorado's marriage ban for same-sex couples unconstitutional, but he bucked the trend by presuming the U.S. Supreme Court would grant a stay of his decision. Two potential presidential candidates make

Speed Read: No religious exemption

President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people but, importantly, it does not provide a new exemption to allow contractors to claim a religious-based need to discriminate.

Speed Read: White House celebration

The White House will host its annual Pride reception this afternoon. The Seventh Circuit federal appeals court issued a stay of a federal judge's ruling that Indiana's marriage ban is unconstitutional. And cases advance in Louisiana and Florida.

Speed Read: Senate votes today

President Obama is preparing to sign the long-sought executive order protecting LGBT employees of federal contractors. The Senate will vote today on two openly gay nominees to the federal bench.

Speed Read: Bathroom battle cry

Opponents of Houston's newly passed non-discrimination ordinance are going for the jugular: focusing on fears that respecting the rights of transgender citizens means opening up women's bathrooms to "predators, pedophiles, and rapists." At the same time this second-round is underway,

Speed Read: Oregon makes 18

A federal judge's ruling struck down Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage Monday. A federal judge in Utah has ordered the state to recognize an estimated 1,300 marriages by same-sex couples there. And there's an interesting race heating up for the