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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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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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Imam Daayiee Abdullah welcomes gay Muslims to worship, marry

Imam Daayiee Abdullah arrives by bus, sweaty and lugging a green bag stuffed with a Koran, two books of poetry by Persian mystic Rumi and three Islamic prayer rugs. Tonight, he’s speaking to a room full of young, gay activists and progressives after a screening of the documentary “I Am Gay and Muslim” at the Human Rights Campaign’s bright white Equality Center in downtown Washington.

The Washington Post
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April 18, 2013

Marriage Equality is a Christian Concern

I probably err too much on the side of grace in most of my writing, but I believe some things necessitate taking a firm stand. Marriage equality is important for any number of civil reasons. I think it's critical for preserving the essence of Christianity. Many have told the Church, on this issue, it's standing on the wrong side of history. I believe it's standing on the wrong side of theology. I say this more as a person of faith than as a gay man: I don't believe one can truly claim to be a Christian and oppose marriage equality.

The Huffington Post
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April 18, 2013

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