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Gay marriage momentum could affect top court cases

Three US states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage, raising questions about how the developments might affect the justices’ consideration of the issue.

Associated Press
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May 28, 2013
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Complaint accuses Exxon Mobil of anti-gay bias

One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups. There's one prominent exception: Exxon Mobil.

Associated Press
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May 24, 2013
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Boy Scouts Vote to End Ban on Gay Scouts; Gay Adults Still Barred

There's evidence the gay ban has hurt the organization. Membership rolls have dropped in three of the four regions overall nationally, according to a source within the Boy Scouts of America who works in recruitment and writes under the pseudonym Andrew Johnson.

He said that paperwork from the national organization showed a 58 percent drop in membership between 1972 and 2012.

ABC News
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May 23, 2013

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