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Honolulu bishop says discrimination against gay couples is ‘just’

| Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Bishop Larry Silva
Honolulu’s Catholic Bishop Larry Silva has issued an “urgent” appeal against same-sex marriage in Hawaii, arguing that discrimination against gay couples is "just."

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Mother could face hate crime charges for attempting to ‘beat the gay’ out of son

| Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Mary Gowans
WHITEVILLE, N.C. -- A woman in North Carolina is accused of child abuse and could face hate crime charges after she allegedly instructed her son to "beat the gay away" from his brother.

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Cory Booker slams N.J. Senate rival’s comment on sexuality as ‘bigoted’

| Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Cory Booker (left) and Steve Lonegan
NEWARK, N.J. -- Democratic Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is accusing his U.S. Senate race rival of making bigoted comments following a newspaper interview in which Booker was ambiguous about his sexual orientation.

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Walmart expands benefits to include employees’ same-sex partners

| Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Walmart
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers' domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.

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Newark mayor Cory Booker on gay rumors: ‘So what does it matter if I am?’

| Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Cory Booker
Newark mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker, responding to persistent speculation that he is gay, says "So what does it matter if I am?"

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Ricky Martin’s stunning admission: ‘I bullied kids who I knew were gay’

| Monday, August 26, 2013
Ricky Martin
Grammy award winning pop artist Ricky Martin says that as a child he suffered from intense, internalized homophobia, which led him to bully other kids that he knew were gay.

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N.C. churches drop Boy Scout charters over policy to allow gay scouts

| Monday, August 26, 2013
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GASTONIA, N.C. — A handful of churches in North Carolina say they're not renewing their charters with the Boy Scouts of America after the organization announced this year that it would no longer deny membership to openly gay boys.

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Mormon authors back Utah gay writer in dispute with publishing company

| Monday, August 26, 2013
Authors David Powers King (and) and Michael Jensen.
SALT LAKE CITY — More than 40 Mormon authors are backing a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher over an author's autobiographical reference to the writer's boyfriend.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis win best video with social message for ‘Same Love’

| Sunday, August 25, 2013
Macklemore-and-Ryan-Lewis
NEW YORK -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among Sunday night's top winners at the MTV Video Music Awards, taking home trophies for best hip-hop video and best cinematography for "Can't Hold Us," and best video with a social message for "Same Love."

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NY Times endorses Christine Quinn as Democratic choice for mayor of New York

| Sunday, August 25, 2013
Christine Quinn
The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to be the next Mayor of New York.

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