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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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Previously undecided Ill. lawmaker says he supports gay marriage bill

| Wednesday, May 29, 2013
LaShawn Ford
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Another undecided lawmaker in Illinois has announced his support for a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Exxon Mobil shareholders defeat resolution to ban anti-gay discrimination

| Wednesday, May 29, 2013
DALLAS -- Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday defeated a resolution to explicitly ban discrimination against gays.

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Boy Scout councils weigh options as fallout continues over repeal of gay ban

| Tuesday, May 28, 2013
DALLAS -- Fallout continues after the Boy Scouts of America voted last week to open its ranks to openly gay youth.

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Judge won’t stop Texas county from providing benefits for same-sex partners

DAVID LEE | Courthouse News Service | Monday, May 27, 2013
EL PASO, Texas -- A Texas state judge refused to stop El Paso County from providing health benefits for its employees' same-sex partners, disagreeing with arguments such benefits violate the Texas Constitution.

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Gay rights activist latest victim in wave of attacks on gay men in NYC

| Sunday, May 26, 2013
Eugene Lovendusky
NEW YORK -- A gay rights activist is the latest victim in a recent spate of attacks on gay men in New York City.

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Picture book teaches children of ‘God’s plan’ to demonize LGBT families

| Saturday, May 25, 2013
A new picture book from Amber Dee Parker and illustrator Hannah Sequra teaches children about "God’s plan for families between one mother and one father."

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Lesbian teen charged in relationship with underage girlfriend rejects plea deal

| Friday, May 24, 2013
Kaitlyn Hunt
SEBASTIAN, Fla.-- The Florida high school senior facing felony sex offender charges stemming from her relationship with her 14-year-old girlfriend, has rejected a plea deal offered by prosecutors.

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