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Oregon coalition says it has collected enough signatures for marriage vote

| Monday, December 9, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Marriage equality supporters said Monday they have collected the required signatures to put an initiative before voters in 2014 aimed at repealing the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Rainbow Christmas lights in memory of gay teen spark controversy in Italy

| Sunday, December 8, 2013
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ROME, Italy -- The rainbow-themed Christmas lights that were illuminated Friday on Rome's main shopping street have sparked controversy in the Italian capital city.

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Some donations to waitress who said she received anti-gay note being refunded

| Saturday, December 7, 2013
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NEW YORK -- The New Jersey waitress who said she was stiffed on a tip because she is gay is now returning donations sent to her by people across the country.

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‘It Gets Better’ sends messages from around the world to Russian LGBT youth

| Saturday, December 7, 2013
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The It Gets Better Project International has released a new video in support Russian LGBT youth, launching a campaign with a video compilation featuring the foundation's international partners expressing their support.

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Gay Catholic school teacher fired hours after applying for marriage license

| Saturday, December 7, 2013
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BENSALEM, Pa. -- A Catholic high school teacher in Pennsylvania said he was fired on Friday, just hours after applying for a marriage license to wed his same-sex partner.

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Anti-gay social media group in Russia offers reward for outing LGBT teachers

| Saturday, December 7, 2013
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — A new anti-gay group has emerged on the popular Russian social network Vkontakte (vk.com) offering rewards for reporting “confirmed” information on gay school teachers, reports Queer Russia.

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Elton John dedicates Moscow concert to slain gay Russian, calls anti-gay law ‘inhumane’

| Friday, December 6, 2013
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MOSCOW -- British pop artist Sir Elton John, performing in Moscow on Friday evening, criticized the Russian government's recent passage of anti-gay laws, calling them "inhumane" and "isolating."

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U.S. Embassy in Manila issues its first visas to same-sex couples

| Friday, December 6, 2013
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MANILA, Luzon -- The United States Embassy in the Philippines has issued its first fiancé visa to a same-sex couple.

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Attorney: Transgender murder victim’s life not as valuable as higher class victims

| Friday, December 6, 2013
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NEW YORK -- A New York attorney on Thursday said the life of a murdered transgender woman wasn’t worth the same punishment as if his client had killed someone “in the higher end of the community.”

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Same-sex weddings begin in Australia, but marriages could be short lived

| Friday, December 6, 2013
Rob Griffith, APWestern Australian politician Stephen Dawson, right, gives his husband Dennis Liddelow a kiss after they married in front of Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
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