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– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaffirmed her commitment to equality in a speech before Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies.
– Maine’s ethics commission has fined the National Organization for Marriage $2,000 for missing a campaign finance reporting deadline by 14 hours.
– New Hampshire’s first openly trans lawmaker may try to serve her term instead of resigning after her criminal convictions came to light.
– Illinois lawmakers could consider marriage equality legislation as soon as January 2013.
– A courageous trans Ugandan woman has written her Parliament asking them to celebrate diversity.
– David Pakman found out what happens when two different anti-gay groups who don’t agree with each other are brought together: