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Poll finds 58 percent of Calif. voters now support legalizing same-sex marriage

| Monday, June 10, 2013
Marriage advocates rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court
LOS ANGELES -- While the U.S. Supreme Court prepares its decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, a new poll finds that a majority of California voters now support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

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French Prime Minister orders extreme-right group dissolved after student’s murder

| Monday, June 10, 2013
Clement Meric
PARIS -- French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday directed Interior Minister Manuel Valls to take immediate steps to dissolve the extreme right group known as Revolutionary Nationalist Youth, believed to have neo-nazi ties.

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‘The Fosters’ brings TV a rare depiction of lesbian couple as heads of household

| Monday, June 10, 2013
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"The Fosters" is a study in unlikely bedfellows. The new ABC Family drama pairs mainstream star Jennifer Lopez and Peter Paige, who played bubbly Emmett in the cult favorite series "Queer as Folk," as executive producers. It brings to television a rare depiction of a lesbian couple as heads of a household.

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Masked man disrupts French Open to protest legalization of same-sex marriage

| Sunday, June 9, 2013
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PARIS -- Protesters, upset by recent legislation in France allowing for same-sex marriages, disrupted the French Open tennis final on Sunday between Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

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Prince Harry praised for preventing gay bashing attack on fellow British soldier

| Sunday, June 9, 2013
Prince Harry
LONDON -- Britain's Prince Harry is being praised on recently revealed news that that he intervened and prevented a planned attack on a gay soldier in 2008.

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Jason Collins joins U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Boston gay pride parade

| Saturday, June 8, 2013
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BOSTON — NBA veteran Jason Collins marched in Boston's gay pride parade on Saturday with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford University.

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Congressman proposes to repeal dishonorable discharges given to gay veterans

| Saturday, June 8, 2013
U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. -- An estimated 100,000 gay and lesbian service members were issued dishonorable or "undesirable" discharges between World War II and 1993 due to their sexual orientation, losing their military benefits as a result.

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VIDEO: Secretary of State John Kerry marks LGBT pride month

| Saturday, June 8, 2013
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry marks LGBT Pride Month in this video released on Friday.

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Discrimination complaint filed against Regis Catholic Schools

| Friday, June 7, 2013
Tim Nelson
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A New Mexico school principal has filed a discrimination complaint with Wisconsin state regulators against Regis Catholic Schools, contending it rescinded an offer to be its president because of unfounded speculation that he is gay.

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N.M. governor: AG was correct in not issuing opinion on same-sex marriage

| Friday, June 7, 2013
Gov. Susana Martinez (R-N.M.)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez says Attorney General Gary King was right in not issuing a formal opinion on whether same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico and her office will not get involved in any challenges.

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