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For the record: Trump on firing gays

NBC news reporter Chuck Todd asked Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump Sunday, "Should private companies be able to fire people because they're gay?"

Speed Read: Virginia seeks Supreme leap

The White House welcomes the president of Uganda tomorrow to the U.S.-Africa Summit. Doubts are expressed about likelihood of Utah's appeal being accepted at the U.S. Supreme Court. And only 46 percent of LGBT people consider themselves "liberal."

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: Snags at SSA and VA

The Social Security Administation and Veterans Administration announced Friday that certain federal laws prevent them from recognizing same-sex marriages in all agency benefits. A transgender priest preached at Washington National Cathedral Sunday. And U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney married his long-time

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: ‘Worst kind of stereotypes’

Wisconsin's attorney general has directed the state office for vital records to process the records of marriage licenses issued since last Friday for same-sex couples. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to two LGBT gatherings. And San Francisco and Seattle

Speed Read: Win, loss, stunning upset

The Seventh Circuit has asked for briefs be submitted today on Wisconsin's request for an emergency stay of a federal district court ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. The candidate who pulled off a stunning upset

Speed Read: Complications in PA and WI

A federal judge in Wisconsin refused the state's motion for a stay of her decision striking the state ban on same-sex couples marrying but said she did not instruct clerks to start issuing licenses. Clerks in about half the state's

Speed Read: ENDA ‘falls short’

The Tenth Circuit yesterday delayed for at least a week a federal judge's order that Utah grant state benefits to same-sex couples who married before the U.S. Supreme Court stayed another judge's ruling striking the state ban on same-sex couples

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,