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Kissing gay couple claims discrimination by bar in Canada

Two gay men claim they were singled out for kissing at a Charlottetown bar, but one of the owners says it's all a misunderstanding. The two men say they were on the dance floor of Jack Cameron's Nightclub and Eatery on Friday night when they kissed.

CBC News
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December 11, 2012
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EDITORIAL: Court marriage equality move leaves 2 certainties

Since the Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear two same-sex marriage cases, a cottage industry has sprung up to predict the outcome. Will the Defense of Marriage Act fall, giving legally married gay couples the same federal benefits as heterosexuals? Maybe so.

USA TODAY
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December 11, 2012
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Nebraska Woman Found Guilty of Faking Hate Crime

A Nebraska woman who claimed she was attacked by men who carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and stomach has pleaded no contest to making a false report. Charlie Rogers was found guilty Monday in Lincoln after entering the plea, which allowed her to not admit guilt but state she wouldn't offer a defense.

Associated Press
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December 11, 2012
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54 groups call on Obama to take action for bi-national couples

A total of 54 LGBT and immigration advocacy groups are teaming up to make a renewed call on the Obama administration to take action on behalf of bi-national same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to take up litigation challenging DOMA.

The Washington Blade
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December 11, 2012
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Edie and Anthony, gay woman and Supreme Court judge, destined to meet

This is the story of Edie and Anthony, two people destined to be together. Edie Windsor, an IBMer with a master’s in math, married Dr. Thea Spyer, a clinical psychologist, in 2007 in Toronto after a 40-year engagement. In ’09 Spyer died from MS and left a considerable estate to her longtime love.

MSNBC
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December 11, 2012
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A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review state and federal legislation that currently limits the fundamental right to marry to heterosexuals. The court now has the opportunity to overturn these laws, and right a great wrong on discrimination because of sexual orientation.

Guest Voices (The Washington Post)
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December 11, 2012
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