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Rio de Janeiro state legalizes gay marriage

A high court judge in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has passed a ruling authorizing gay marriage in the Brazilian state, making it the11th state of Brazil to institute marriage equality.

Gay Star News
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April 19, 2013
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French government says anti-gay marriage violence must stop

French President Francois Hollande's government called on Thursday for an end to violent protests against a same-sex marriage bill being debated in parliament, warning those behind a rise in homophobic assaults would be punished.

Reuters
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April 19, 2013
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GOP resists proposal to benefit gay couples

In a Senate immigration proposal full of political minefields, it’s an omitted item that could fracture the delicate coalition backing the bill and force Democrats to choose between two key constituencies: gays and Latinos.

Politico
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April 19, 2013
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Tell School Administrators That Trans Women Belong at Smith College

As support for the equal treatment of trans women in Smith College's admissions policy grows, the school's administration has yet to make a firm commitment toward changing its policy. It is more important than ever for trans advocates and allies to speak out and let the college know that trans women belong at Smith.

Shane Bitney Crone: Tap, Tap, Tap: A Secret Love No Longer

As a young gay man, growing up in a small, conservative town in Montana wasn't easy. I knew I was different from my peers well before I understood what the word "gay" even meant. As a closeted teen, I experienced a significant amount of bullying everywhere I went: in the halls of my school, at high school football games and even in the church youth group.

The Huffington Post
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April 18, 2013
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