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Conservative pastor drops out of Obama’s inauguration because of 1990s anti-gay sermon

That decades have passed since Giglio delivered the sermon in question made little impression on critics, who believed his selection was out of step with the times. Ross Murray, director of the program on religion at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, said he didn’t want to set up a “false frame” that a person has to be “Christian or pro-gay,” but felt without a disavowal from Giglio, an inaugural prayer would send a subtle message to gays and lesbians: “God bless America, except for them.”

Washington Post
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January 11, 2013

Meet The Hero Of The Marriage Equality Movement

Edith Windsor walks through the lobby of the large Fifth Avenue apartment building just north of Washington Square Park where she has lived for nearly 40 years. "Construction," she says, motioning upstairs. "It's so loud."

BuzzFeed
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January 11, 2013
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Sweden Ends Forced Sterilization Of Transgender People

Sweden has taken a long-overdue step to end the requirement that transgender people who wish to update their sex identification on legal documents undergo sex reassignment surgeries that require them to sacrifice their ability to have children.

Think Progress LGBT
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January 11, 2013
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