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EDITORIAL: A business lesson in tolerance

The owner of a trolley tour company in Annapolis, Md., has decided to close down one portion of his business — old-fashioned trolleys for wedding parties — rather than extend the service to same-sex couples.

The Los Angeles Times
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January 2, 2013
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Coming Home -- And Out -- In The South

Many years ago, a young Chad Griffin left his hometown of Arkadelphia, Ark., to pursue a career in politics. Today, he's the newest head of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — a powerful gay rights group based in Washington, D.C.

National Public Radio
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January 2, 2013
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Mexico lifts gay and bisexual blood donor ban

A little noticed Mexican health norm first approved in August and then published in the country's regulatory Official Federation Diary on October 26th has gone into effect today essentially doing away with a two-decade ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, reports Animal Político.

Blabbeando
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January 2, 2013
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Third Republican House Member Supports DOMA Repeal

Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire has become the third Republican House member and the second within the past week to support legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and allow the federal government to recognize the legal marriages of same-sex couples.

Advocate
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January 2, 2013
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COLUMN: Peace begins in the gay-friendly home

As the new year begins, our list of threats to world peace includes the usual suspects: poverty, hunger, disease, environmental degradation, the availability of devastating weaponry and sectarian violence. To this list, Pope Benedict XVI would like to add our neighbor Bob.

Guest Voices (The Washington Post)
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January 2, 2013

Uganda drops charges against British gay play producer

A Ugandan court on Wednesday dismissed charges against a British theatre producer accused of staging a play about gay people in the country without proper authorisation, his lawyer said, citing lack of evidence.

Agence France-Presse
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January 2, 2013
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