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Leader of Ill. Black Caucus signs on to support marriage equality bill

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Ken DunkinAP
CHICAGO — The leader of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has signed on to co-sponsor a measure that would authorize same-sex couples to marry in the state.

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NFL’s Chris Kluwe to serve as Grand Marshall at Twin Cities Pride

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Chris Kluwe
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will be Grand Marshall for the 2013 Twin Cities Pride Parade this summer, organizers have announced.

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R.I. senate Republicans unanimously support marriage equality bill

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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The Rhode Island Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday announced their support for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, becoming the first unanimous legislative caucus in the nation -- of either party -- to support marriage equality.

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Los Angeles scout leaders: No good choice in new gay scouting proposal

| Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles scout leaders say the Boy Scouts of America's proposal to lift the ban for gay youth members, but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders, does not go far enough.

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Delaware state House expected to consider marriage bill on Tuesday

| Monday, April 22, 2013
Delaware
DOVER, Del. -- The Delaware state House of Representatives on Tuesday is expected to consider a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Paraguay president-elect apologizes for anti-gay remarks: ‘Time to mend fences’

| Monday, April 22, 2013
Horacio Cartes
ASUNCION, Paraguay — Paraguay’s president-elect, Horacio Cartes, said Monday that he’ll urge Congress to approve Venezuela’s entry into Mercosur, and he apologized for making anti-gay comments during the campaign.

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Gunpowder, threatening letter sent to lawmaker on day before marriage vote

| Monday, April 22, 2013
Claude BartoloneSource
PARIS -- The speaker of France’s National Assembly on Monday received an envelope filled with gunpowder and a threatening letter calling on him to delay Tuesday’s planned vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

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R.I. bishop: Same-sex marriage a ‘grave risk to our spiritual well being’

| Monday, April 22, 2013
Bishop Thomas Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Tobin on Monday warned the Rhode Island state legislature that legalizing same-sex marriage would be a "grave risk to our spiritual well being and the common good."

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Former congressman cites immigrant partner in Senate committee testimony

| Monday, April 22, 2013
Jim Kolbe
WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe of Arizona on Monday urged a Senate committee to expand its immigration reform bill to include a path to citizenship or permanent residency for immigrant same-sex partner partners, including his own.

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Another gay man attacked in France amid tensions over marriage equality bill

| Monday, April 22, 2013
Raphaël Leclerc
NICE, France -- A gay man was attacked and beaten unconscious over the weekend in the latest anti-gay attack in France amid increasing tensions and daily protests leading up to a crucial government vote that would legalize same-sex marriage in France.

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