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Obama urging IL lawmakers to legalize marriage equality

President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are poised to take up the measure as early as this week in Springfield.

"While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect," White House spokesman Shin Inouye told the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday.

Chicago Sun Times
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December 29, 2012
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First Marriages in Maine

At midnight last night, Maine became the 8th state to enact marriage equality. Portland City Hall was open from midnight to 3:00 AM to marry the first couples. Several couples received marriage licenses, and a handful of couples were married on the spot.

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2012 in Review: People, Places, and Events That Shaped Us in 2012

After the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its policy banning “open or avowed homosexuals” from membership, leadership, or employment, more than 300 Eagle Scouts — the organization’s highest rank — returned their badges in protest.

The Advocate
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December 27, 2012
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Fox News thinks anti-gay protesters are “left-wing”

What do you call an organization that despises gay people, hates Muslims and thinks Barack Obama is the Antichrist? If you’re Fox Nation, the spinoff website that’s all Fox and none of the News, you call them “left-wing.”

Salon
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December 27, 2012
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