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France same-sex marriage bill passes crucial Senate vote

| Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Paris
PARIS -- The upper house of the French parliament, the Senate, on Tuesday evening approved the first and most crucial article of a draft law that would legalize same-sex marriage in France.

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Out artist Doug Strahm’s debut single: ‘Leaving it Behind’ (Music Video)

| Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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Here's a new song by out artist Doug Strahm. The single, "Leaving it Behind," is Strahm's first release from his debut project "Everything Has Changed." The powerful video tells the story of a U.S. soldier who leaves for active duty and is missing the one he loves back home.

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Wash. AG files lawsuit against florist who refused service to gay couple

| Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington state Attorney General has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a florist who refused to provide flowers for the wedding of a same-sex couple.

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Top Illinois House Republican won’t say if he supports marriage equality bill

| Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tom Cross
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The top Republican in the Illinois House won't say how he would vote on a measure that would allow same-sex couples to marry.

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Mont. House endorses measure to decriminalize gay sex

| Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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HELENA, Mont. — The Montana state House on Tuesday endorsed a bill that would repeal an obsolete state law criminalizing gay sex a day after voting to bypass the committee that tabled the measure.

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Detroit Catholic leaders say gay marriage supporters should resist Communion

| Monday, April 8, 2013
Archbishop Allen Vigneron
DETROIT -- The Catholic Archbishop of Detroit says that that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating in favor of same-sex marriage is an act of "perjury," while a local professor advised that those who "promote" gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion.

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Oregon AG’s office rejects gay marriage opponents’ effort to confuse voters on ballot title

| Monday, April 8, 2013
Oregon
SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon attorney general's office on Friday rejected an attempt by gay marriage opponents to confuse voters by rewriting the ballot title for a proposed initiative that would legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon.

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Paris gay couple say they were beaten amid rise in homophobic attacks

| Monday, April 8, 2013
Wilfred de Bruijn (via Facebook)
PARIS -- A gay couple in Paris said they were attacked and beaten on Saturday for walking arm-in-arm in what LGBT advocates in the country say is indicative of a rise in anti-gay attacks in France since Parliament began debating a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage.

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Sara Gilbert announces engagement to rock musician Linda Perry

| Monday, April 8, 2013
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Sara Gilbert, who played Darlene Connor in the 80's-90's sitcom "Roseanne," and now co-host of CBS' "The Talk," on Monday announced her engagement to rock musician Linda Perry.

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Ill. House GOP leader supports marriage bill as ‘tremendous momentum’ builds

| Monday, April 8, 2013
Ed Sullivan Jr.Image: Vernon Area Public Library
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A Republican leader in the Illinois House said Monday that his support for legalizing gay marriage in the state could persuade colleagues to join him on an issue he says has "tremendous momentum," while the Governor told reporters he's confident same-sex marriage will soon become law in Illinois.

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