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Obama Selects Gay Athletes For Sochi Delegation

By Eddie Pells | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
President Barack Obama sent Russia a clear message about its treatment of gays and lesbians with who he is - and isn’t - sending to represent the United States at the Sochi Olympics.

Senate Confirms New Homeland Security Secretary

By Henry C. Jackson | Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
Democrats used their newly initiated lower threshold for defeating filibusters Monday to win Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nomination of former top Pentagon lawyer Jeh C. Johnson to be secretary of homeland security.

DHS Employee Behind Racist, Anti-Gay Website on Paid Leave

Friday Aug 23, 2013
The Homeland Security Department says an employee who runs a racist website predicting and advocating a race war has been put on paid administrative leave.

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Resigning

By Alicia A. Caldwell and Eileen Sullivan | Friday Jul 12, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system.

Feds To Process Same-Sex Immigration Benefits

Monday Jul 1, 2013
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the government will start reviewing applications for green cards and other immigration benefits for same-sex couples.

Penn. Gay Gathering = Terrorism?

By Marc Levy | Wednesday Sep 15, 2010
Information about an anti-BP candlelight vigil, a gay and lesbian festival and other peaceful gatherings became the subject of anti-terrorism bulletins being distributed by Pennsylvania’s homeland security office, an apologetic Gov. Ed Rendell admitted.

Homeland Security Chief: Not a Lesbian, Just ’Unmarried’

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 17, 2009
Former Arizona governor and current chief of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano didn’t out and out deny rumors that she’s a lesbian, but she did address the issue in an interview by saying that she’s "just happen[s] not to be married."
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