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Court rules lesbian widow must receive survivor’s benefits

A federal court has determined that a lesbian widow is entitled to her late spouse’s benefits partly on the basis that Illinois civil union law is sufficient for federal purposes — a view that differs from the Obama administration’s interpretation of the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.

Washington Blade
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July 30, 2013
July 29, 2013

Betty Crocker toasts marriage equality with wedding cake tasting

Same-sex couples marrying on August 1st taste-test cakes at the Betty Crocker Kitchens for their wedding ceremonies.

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July 29, 2013

Pope Francis brushes aside anti-gay past, claims no judgment against gay people

During a Monday press conference, Pope Francis responded to questions about a reported "gay lobby" within the Vatican.

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Ecuador shocked by inhumane practices at gay conversion clinics

Ecuadorean activists protest against homophobia and sexual discrimination in Quito on May 17, 2005. The country of 15.8 million people has at least 80 unlicensed drug and alcohol rehab clinics, many that are also used for anti-gay conversion therapy, Health Minister Carina Vance, who is openly gay, said, adding that the country is cracking down on such practices.

France 24
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July 29, 2013
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