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– The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Obama’s judicial nominee Pamela Chen. Once the full Senate confirms her, she will be the first openly lesbian Asian-American judge on the federal bench.
– The National Organization for Marriage believes that feminism and LGBT equality are a socialist plot to destroy capitalism; it instructs women to “let your husband support you.”
– One of the top donors to the anti-equality campaign in Maryland was white supremacist Michael Peroutka.
– Meet Maine state Rep. Justin Chenette (D), who at 21 is the country’s youngest openly gay lawmaker.
– When Georgia distributes the national Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey to students, it deletes questions about sexual behavior.
– Nearly 2,400 people are petitioning Anoka-Hennepin School Board to remove a member of an anti-gay hate group from its anti-bullying committee.
– An online petition is urging Nashua, New Hampshire schools to protect transgender students.
– Uruguay will vote on marriage equality on Tuesday, and activists predict a victory.
– Chile has sworn in Jaime Parada Hoyl, the country’s first openly gay elected official.
– NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell helped protect his then-closeted brother from bullying when they were growing up.
– The Penn State Greek Life community says, “It Gets Better”: