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Romney Wins Wisconsin, Maryland, D.C. GOP Primaries

POLITICS | By David Epso and Kasie Hunt | Apr 3
Mitt Romney tightened his grip on the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C., with time left over to swap charges with President Barack Obama.

Video: Gays Celebrate End of ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

LOCAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Sep 20
Gays and lesbians from Maine to Hawaii celebrated the end of the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers as the repeal of the Clinton-era law became official at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

D.C. officials battle HIV/AIDS epidemic

NATIONAL | By Michael K. Lavers | Dec 1
With 3.2 percent of the District of Columbia’s residents living with HIV/AIDS, public health officials and service providers continue to grapple with an infection rate that rivals those found in some sub-Saharan African countries.

D.C. Embassies Open for Musical Evenings - And Diplomacy

By SOFIA MANNOS | Oct 9
It’s the season for embassy soirees in the nation’s capital, and the public is invited to attend a series of concerts and receptions.

Transgender activists push for more gender-neutral bathrooms in the District of Columbia

NATIONAL | By Matthew E. Pilecki | Mar 23
The movement for more gender-neutral bathrooms continues to gain traction in the District of Columbia.

Religious leaders helped secure marriage for gays and lesbians in D.C.

NATIONAL | By Matthew E. Pilecki | Mar 11
The Revs. Robert Hardies of All Souls Unitarian Church and the Revs. Dennis and Christine Wiley of the Covenant Baptist Church played leading roles in the effort to secure marriage for gays and lesbians in the District of Columbia.

DC marriage bill clears legislative hurdle

NATIONAL | By Scott Stiffler | Nov 10
A DC City Council committee voted 4-1 earlier today in support of a bill that would allow gays and lesbians to marry in the District of Columbia.

D.C. HIV/AIDS service organizations await funding for education, prevention programs

NATIONAL | By Scott Stiffler | Aug 18
Five months after city officials released a report that indicated more than 6 percent of black Washingtonians live with HIV/AIDS, local prevention and education organizations continue to wait for Congressional funding to sustain their programs.

D.C. begins to recognize out-of-District same-sex marriages

NATIONAL | By Scott Stiffler | Jul 7
The Jury and Marriage Amendment, which allows the District to recognize marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other jurisdictions, took effect today after a Superior Court judge upheld a Board of Elections and Ethics assessment a proposed ballot referendum to repeal the bill would have violated the Human Rights Act.

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