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Harvard professor apologizes for anti-gay remarks at financial conference

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Niall Ferguson
A Harvard professor has apologized for anti-gay remarks when he said famed British economist John Maynard Keynes' philosophy was flawed and he didn't care about future generations because he was gay and didn't have children.

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Jason Collins opens up to Oprah on coming out, stigmas, family acceptance

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Jason-Collins-Oprah
Oprah Winfrey sat down with the Jason Collins and his family for a candid discussion about the NBA's player's announcement this week that he is gay.

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With marriage now legal, Md. to end partner benefits for gay state workers

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Governor of Maryland has notified state employees that shared benefits for domestic partners will end on December 31, and if they want to continue their health insurance coverage, they'll have to get married.

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Obama says he supports including gays in immigration bill

| Friday, May 3, 2013
President Barack Obama and Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla shake hands at the end of their joint press conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, Friday, May 3, 2013.Photo: Moises Castillo, AP
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- President Barack Obama says he supports recognizing gay unions in a broad immigration bill pending in Congress but won't say whether he would sign legislation that fails to do so.

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Effort to cut Iowa Supreme Court justice pay over gay marriage vote withdrawn

| Friday, May 3, 2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa — A proposal to cut the salaries of four state Supreme Court justices who joined in a unanimous ruling four years ago that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa, was withdrawn on Thursday and no vote was taken on the measure.

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New York state assembly passes gender expression non-discrimination act

| Friday, May 3, 2013
New York state capitol in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Assembly this week approved the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), a bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression in employment, housing, public accommodations and credit.

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Undecided lawmakers take opposite sides on Minn. marriage equality bill

| Friday, May 3, 2013
Joe Radinovich will vote "yes" on Minn. gay marriage bill.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Two freshman Democratic state representatives from socially conservative districts took opposite sides in their support for legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota, the latest among undecided lawmakers weighing their personal feelings against their political future.

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Iowa Supreme Court: State must recognize both lesbian parents

| Friday, May 3, 2013
Heather (left) and Melissa Gartner, with daughter Mackenzie.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Both spouses in a lesbian marriage must be recognized as legal parents to any child born during the couple's union, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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Canadian real estate agent under fire for distributing anti-gay flyer

| Thursday, May 2, 2013
Local resident Jon McDonald holding the anti-gay Re/Max flyer.Photo: Rob Beintema, via The Toronto Star
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- A Canadian real estate agent has come came under fire for distributing a flyer that promotes "traditional" families and cited a controversial study by a University of Texas researcher that criticizes same-sex parents.

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Fla. school agrees to allow gay-straight alliance one day after ACLU files suit

| Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bayli Silberstein
OCALA, Fla. -- Just one day after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against a Florida school district for denying students from forming a gay-straight alliance, the school board ended months of delays and said it will allow the club.

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