A transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, hate crimes protections for gays and transgender people, and a repeal of the military ban top the legislative wish list for LGBT activists, should Democrats regain control of the House in November. Democratic control also would strip Republicans of their anti-gay bully pulpit, according to John Marble, spokesperson for the National Stonewall Democrats. "I think we'll see a return to more civil discourse on LGBT issues," he said.

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