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Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber compares gay adoption to having pets

| Friday, May 31, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Liberty Counsel's Mathew D. Staver and Matt Barber, in their daily radio and web broadcast Tuesday, compared adoption by gay parents to having having pets.

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N.J. state Senate delays vote on proposed ban on reparative therapy

| Thursday, May 30, 2013
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Senate has put off a vote on a bill that would prohibit licensed therapists from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on minors.

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‘Christian’ bakeries are OK with sinful celebrations… but not gay weddings

| Thursday, May 30, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Two Oregon bakeries who cited their moral principles and religious convictions as the basis for refusing to bake wedding cakes for gay couples, are seemingly selective in which Biblical "sins" they are willing to accommodate.

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Mich. governor sidesteps question on gay marriage, has no personal opinion

| Thursday, May 30, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder (R-Mich.)
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is sidestepping the debate over whether gay marriage should be allowed in Michigan.

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Frustration mounts as vote nears on Illinois same-sex marriage bill

| Thursday, May 30, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Black lawmakers undecided on gay marriage are feeling increasing pressure as a vote nears, but are keeping mum on their plans.

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Mass. high school awards Prom Queen title to transgender student

WFXT-TV | Wednesday, May 29, 2013
MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cody Tubman, a high school student in Middleborough, Mass., became her school's first transgender prom queen after being selected by her classmates on Tuesday.

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Study links LGBT supportive policies to positive business-related outcomes

| Wednesday, May 29, 2013
LOS ANGELES — LGBT-supportive workplace policies are linked to positive business-related outcomes, according to a new study by Williams Institute, a national think tank at UCLA's School of Law.

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La. lawmakers consider bill to block surrogacy by gay parents

| Wednesday, May 29, 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A bill making its way in the Louisiana state legislature that would establish provisions to block gay and unmarried couples from becoming parents using a surrogate, is headed to a joint House-Senate conference committee this week.

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Michigan Democrats introduce bills to advance recognition of gay unions

| Wednesday, May 29, 2013
LANSING, Mich. — Minority Democrats in the Michigan state Senate on Wednesday proposed four pieces of legislation aimed at repealing the state's ban on same-sex marriage and advancing recognition of legal unions between gay and lesbian couples.

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Same-sex marriage: Social revolution or cultural shift?

Oprah Winfrey Network | Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Oprah Winfrey asks her panelists, the Rev. Ed Bacon, Elizabeth Lesser and Mark Nepo, "Is (same-sex marriage) a social revolution or a cultural shift?" Find out what they think—and why gay marriage could enrich traditional marriage.

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