Gay Lobbying On The Hill Has Short, Yet Strong History
By: Peter Overby
March 23, 2013
One argument used by conservatives in the Supreme Court cases is that gay Americans have become so politically powerful that they don't need special attention from the courts. Whether or not that's true, NPR's Peter Overby reports, it's clear that advocacy groups for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community have built a strong network of lobbyists and political activists in Washington.
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