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Five sentenced for assaulting gay man after luring him to park for sex

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Justin Sims (Booking photo)
PORTLAND, Ore. — Five teenagers accused of luring a 24-year-old gay man to a Gresham park to beat and rob him have been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to 2 ½ years in prison.

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Two stem cell patients stop HIV drugs, show no detectable sign of virus

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Lai Seng Sin, APTimothy Henrich of the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston speaks at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two HIV-positive patients in the United States who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer have stopped anti-retroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of the HIV virus, researchers said Wednesday.

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N.M. supreme court asks for response to gay marriage lawsuit

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Alexander Hanna and Yon Hudson
SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico's highest court has asked the state Attorney General and the Santa Fe County clerk to respond to a lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Ore. gay marriage backers readying petitions for 2014 ballot initiative

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Organizers of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon say they have a final ballot title and will start collecting signatures this month to put the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

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HHS issues visitation policy for LGBT partners in hospice, long-term care

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued an official policy guidance Monday making it clear that same-sex partners and others must be given equal visitation rights at long-term care facilities, regardless of their marital status.

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GOP lawmaker introduces bill to amend U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage

| Monday, July 1, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) on Friday introduced legislation to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 700 employees march in SF pride parade

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg joined more than 700 Facebook employees marching in San Francisco's gay pride on Sunday.

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Bert & Ernie celebrate Supreme Court rulings on New Yorker magazine cover

| Saturday, June 29, 2013
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The upcoming issue of The New Yorker gives a nod to this week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, with an unlikely pair gracing its cover -- Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie.

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Two Ga. men sentenced to 10 years in hate crime attack on gay man

| Saturday, June 29, 2013
Christopher Cain (left) and Dorian Moragne
ATLANTA -- Two men have been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for their involvement in a hate crime against a gay man in Atlanta.

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Gay couples line up to marry in Calif., while opponents seek to halt weddings

| Saturday, June 29, 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez, APCynthia Wides, right, and Elizabeth Carey file for a marriage certificate at City Hall in San Francisco on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dozens of couples in jeans, shorts, white dresses and the occasional military uniform filled San Francisco City Hall on Saturday as clerks resumed issuing marriage licenses one day after a federal appeals court removed the last obstacle to making same-sex matrimony legal again in California.

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