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Fla. spilt on marriage equality

Florida voters are split on gay marriage and oppose legalizing marijuana, according to a state poll released Thursday. The survey by Quinnipiac University of 1,261 registered voters found that 45 percent oppose gay marriage while 43 percent support it.

Associated Press
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December 20, 2012

Trans Stories You Should Have Seen And Heard More About in 2012

Too few trans people or trans-related issues were included in LGBT end-of-year lists. An even greater number of trans-related stories received little to no media attention at all this year, despite efforts to have them covered by bloggers and journalists.

Cameroon Upholds 3-Year Term for Gay Text Message

An appeals court on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text message to another man saying: "I'm very much in love with you." Activists said the court's ruling in Yaounde, the capital, marked yet another setback for gays and lesbians in Cameroon, widely viewed as the most repressive country in Africa when it comes to prosecuting same-sex couples. Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, 32, had been provisionally released on bail in July after serving a year and a half in prison.

New York Times
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December 18, 2012

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