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Clinton and Callum’s special day: ‘Love conquers all’ (Video)

| Sunday, April 21, 2013
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On November 16, 2012, Australians Clinton Bryan and Callum Mathieson were married in Sydney. While they know that technically they did not get "married," because same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Australia, their special day was treated as such by a supportive network of family and friends.

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R.I. Senate committee to consider marriage equality bill this week

| Sunday, April 21, 2013
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Rhode Island state Senate will be considering a marriage equality bill when lawmakers return this week for the final work of their annual session.

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Portman sees approval rating dip after supporting same-sex marriage

| Sunday, April 21, 2013
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
Rob Portman, the first Republican U.S. Senator to endorse same-sex marriage has seen his approval rating dip slightly in the month since his announcement.

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New Zealand ‘poster boy for gay rights’ cleared for appearance on ‘Ellen’ show

| Sunday, April 21, 2013
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WELLINGTON, N.Z. -- New Zealand's Prime Minister has granted permission to Parliament member Maurice Williamson to appear on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" after Williamson became the unexpected face of gay rights for his "big gay rainbow" speech last week in favor of marriage equality.

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LSU football player is sorry ‘if you were hurt’ that he called gays sissies

| Saturday, April 20, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- A college football player at Louisiana State University apologized Friday for saying gays should not play football because they are sissies.

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ACLU to represent students who say school is stalling on gay-straight alliance

| Saturday, April 20, 2013
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KATHLEEN, Fla. — The American Civil Liberties Union says it will represent two students who have been unable to obtain permission to start a Gay-Straight Alliance at Kathleen High School in Polk County, Fla..

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Brazil: Judge rules same-sex couples in Rio de Janeiro state can marry

| Friday, April 19, 2013
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- A judge in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro on Friday published a legal ruling authorizing marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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Idaho town rejects anti-discrimination ordinance, says it will rework proposal

| Friday, April 19, 2013
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POCATELLO, Idaho — The Pocatello City Council in southeast Idaho has rejected an ordinance that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, employment and public accommodations.

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Annual ‘Day of Silence’ calls attention to ‘silencing effect’ of anti-LGBT bullying

| Friday, April 19, 2013
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Hundreds of thousands of students at thousands of schools around the world on Friday are participating in GLSEN's (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 18th annual Day of Silence by taking a vow of silence to draw attention to the anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination in schools.

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Brittney Griner, WNBA’s overall draft pick: ‘Be who you are’

| Thursday, April 18, 2013
Brittney Griner is the No. 1 overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in Monday's WNBA draft.Photo: Jessica Hill, AP
HOUSTON -- Standing 6' 8" tall, with an arm span of 86" and wearing a men's size 18 shoe, Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury's 2013 WNBA number one Draft Pick, is an impressive figure both on and off the court.

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