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American Apparel Shows Support For Marriage Equality In France

American Apparel continues to show its support for gay marriage, this time extending a helping hand to France. Beauty World News reports that the clothing giant will be giving away thousands of “Legalize Gay” shirts in an effort to bolster the cause.

The Inquisitr
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December 12, 2012
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Uruguay marriage equality bill approved in lower house

Uruguay has moved closer to legalising gay marriage after the lower house of Congress approved a law making all marriages equal. The measure, which was passed by a wide margin, now goes to the Senate where it is expected to be approved.

BBC News
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December 12, 2012
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Ruth Marcus: The risks for marriage equality at the Supreme Court

How the court decides the DOMA case will be illuminating for how the justices might deal with that question. For example, how strict a test will the justices apply to laws that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation?

The Washington Post
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December 12, 2012
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Marriage Equality Fight Intensifies in Britain and France

A decade after the Netherlands legalized marriage for same-sex couples with a minimum of brouhaha, the issue has spurred a fierce and emotional debate in two other European countries, France and Britain.

The International Herald Tribune
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December 12, 2012
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Ricky Martin and Ban Ki Moon Promote LGBT Equality at the United Nations

Today, GLAAD joined Ban Ki Moon, Ricky Marin, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, and hundreds of LGBT and global human rights advocates at the United Nations in New York City. The event, titled “Leadership in the Fight against Homophobia” a panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day.

Atlanta mayor announces support of marriage equality

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is saying he now supports gay marriage and that same-sex couples have a "fundamental right" to wed. Reed announced his view Tuesday as he signed a resolution passed by Atlanta's City Council showing support for same-sex marriage.

Associated Press
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December 11, 2012
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Hun Sen, Cambodia's Prime Minister, Speaks Out Against Anti-Gay Bias

Cambodia's prime minister urged the Southeast Asian nation's people on Tuesday not to discriminate against their gay countrymen. Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at a ceremony to hand land titles to villagers in southern Cambodia.

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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December 11, 2012
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