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Bail raised to $500K for man accused of brutal attack in anti-gay hate crime

| Monday, April 1, 2013
Mikey Partida suffered injuries to his eyes, neck, and head, among other injuries, in an alleged hate crime attack on March 10.
DAVIS, Calif. — Bail has been raised nearly sevenfold to $520,000 for a teenager facing hate crime allegations in the brutal beating of a Northern California man.

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HRC apologizes for treatment of transgender, immigration rights activists

| Monday, April 1, 2013
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The Human Rights Campaign on Monday issued an apology for its treatment of transgender and immigration rights activists during rallies supporting marriage equality outside the U.S. Supreme Court last week.

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Ga. GOP chair: Gay marriage will lead to fraud by straight people marrying each other

| Monday, April 1, 2013
Sue Everhart AP
The head of the Georgia Republican Party says that legalizing same-sex marriage will lead to fraud by straight people who will claim they are gay so they can marry their straight friends and "get all the benefits" of marriage. [caption id="attachment_84743" align="alignright" width="350"] Sue Everhart...

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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey: ‘I can no longer in good conscience’ oppose gay marriage

| Monday, April 1, 2013
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey says he now supports gay marriage, becoming the latest lawmaker to change positions on an issue now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Screaming youngster tells gay friendly church they are going to hell, gays are worthy of death

| Monday, April 1, 2013
Nolan Cranford screams at churchgoers on Easter Sunday that they are going to hell.
In a scene reminiscent of a Westboro (“God hates fags”) protest, parishioners at a gay friendly Methodist church in Winston-Salem, N.C., were the target of a wailing youngster and his faceless, off-camera adult coach, who screamed at them as they left Easter services to tell them they were going to hell and that gays are worthy of death.

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Leader of Southern Baptist Convention links North Korean threats to gay marriage, Boy Scouts

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Sunday, March 31, 2013
Fred Luter
Fred Luter, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, appeared Wednesday on TruNews with Rick Wiles, the Religious Right talk show host who is convinced President Obama is literally a demon.

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Ariz. congressman’s gay son does not change his opposition to gay marriage

| Sunday, March 31, 2013
Matt-Salmon
PHOENIX -- U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon says he isn’t ready to change his opinion on same-sex marriage, despite the fact that he has an openly gay son.

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan: Gays are ‘entitled to friendship,’ but not ‘sexual love’

| Sunday, March 31, 2013
Cardinal Timothy DolanABC News
America's most high-profile Catholic official, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, says that gays and lesbians are “entitled to friendship” with each other, but that "sexual love" is intended only between a man and a woman.

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Sen. Jeff Flake doesn’t see himself evolving on the issue of gay marriage

| Sunday, March 31, 2013
Jeff-Flake
WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says it is "inevitable" that his party will see one of its own run for president while supporting gay marriage, but doesn't see himself "evolving" on the issue anytime soon.

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Gambia’s president says no gays allowed; if caught, ‘will regret being born’

| Saturday, March 30, 2013
Yahya Jammeh
Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh, speaking Thursday night at the opening of the country’s Parliament in Banjul, used the occasion to send out another warning to gays, saying they are not allowed in Gambia, and if caught, "will regret" being born.

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