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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
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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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Lawmaker’s gay son doesn’t understand why people think his dad is a ‘bigot’

| Monday, April 8, 2013
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PHOENIX -- Matt R. Salmon, the gay son of U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), says it's hard for him to understand why people "jump to the conclusion" that his father is anti-gay.

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Okla. state House approves resolution opposing same-sex marriage

| Monday, April 8, 2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Weighing in on the recently energized debate around gay marriage, the Oklahoma House approved a resolution without opposition Monday to reaffirm marriage as a union between a man and a woman and support the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

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N.M. governor criticized for vetoing bill to assist partners of gay service members

| Monday, April 8, 2013
Susana Martinez
SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is drawing criticism over her veto of legislation that would have required the state to expedite the occupational and professional licenses of domestic partners of gay military service members.

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