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Gay Legislative Kiss Upsets Denver Post Readers

When photographer Craig F. Walker captured Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino — one of the biggest proponents of the state's new civil unions legislation which passed March 12 — kissing his husband, Greg Wertsch, in his office after the historic vote, he had no idea it would cause a local debate.
The Advocate
March 18, 2013

Anti-Gay Senator Comes Out for Gay Marriage After Son Comes Out to Him

Murray says, “It was really courageous of Senator Portman’s son to open up and share his life with his father. And it’s something that we all get to benefit from. From a very personal interaction, it’s something that’s going to have a really big impact on the rest of the country. As much as people want to thank Senator Portman, let’s thank his son.”
Take Part
March 15, 2013

GLSEN Excluded from Cincinnati St. Patrick's Day Parade

In Cincinnati, the local chapter of GLSEN is being excluded from this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade because it is an LGBT-affiliated organization. "It's an Irish Catholic parade and we don't want any members of the gay and lesbian community to be affiliated."

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