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NFL under scrutiny for “gay checking”

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate allegations that league hopefuls were asked about their sexual orientation during the league’s Scouting Combine.

Salon
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March 15, 2013
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British actor Fry attacks Russian city's gay "propaganda" ban

British actor Stephen Fry attacked Russia's gay rights record on Thursday and met the lawmaker behind St Petersburg's ban on homosexual "propaganda", the model for a proposed national law that critics say could be used to discriminate against gay people.

Reuters
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March 15, 2013
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VIDEO: Carly Rae Jepsen, Bill Gates Speak Out Against Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Ban

Recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen, who withdrew as headliner of the 2013 National Scout Jamboree following a campaign launched by GLAAD and Eagle Scout Derek Nance, today spoke with MTV News about her decision to drop out of the concert. Bill Gates recounts his time as a Boy Scout but urges the organization to end it's anti-gay ban "because it's 2013."

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John Eastman, National Organization For Marriage Leader, Calls Adoption 'Second-Best Option'

"You're looking at what is the best course societywide to get you the optimal result in the widest variety of cases. That often is not open to people in individual cases. Certainly adoption in families headed, like Chief Roberts' family is, by a heterosexual couple, is by far the second-best option," said John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage.

Huffington Post
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March 14, 2013
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New pope? Unbelievers shrug, carp, titter

In the United States, Herndon Graddick, president of gay and lesbian group GLAAD, urged reform: "In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict's short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely - this in spite of the fact that the Catholic hierarchy had been in collusion to cover up the widespread abuse of children."

Reuters
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March 14, 2013

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