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French gay rights activist killed in fight with skinheads

| Thursday, June 6, 2013
Clement Meric
PARIS -- A gay rights activist has been killed by a group of skinheads in the heart of Paris' shopping district, officials said Thursday, in an attack that has raised fears of increased far-right violence.

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Survey: Nearly three-quarters of Americans believe marriage equality is ‘inevitable’

| Thursday, June 6, 2013
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As support for gay marriage continues to increase, nearly three-quarters of Americans – 72 percent – say that legal recognition of same-sex marriage is “inevitable,” according to a new national survey released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

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Critics: Defense bill ‘conscience protections’ give license to discriminate against gays

| Thursday, June 6, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday adopted an amendment to expand the so-called “conscience protections” in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that critics say would allow service members to promote anti-gay beliefs without fear of discipline.

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New Mexico AG says no opinion coming on same-sex marriage

| Thursday, June 6, 2013
Gary King
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Attorney General Gary King said Thursday he cannot issue an opinion on whether same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico because there are lawsuits pending.

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StudentsFirst rescinds anti-gay lawmaker’s award in response to gay youth’s plea

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Marcel Neergard
Following weeks of mounting pressure from LGBT advocacy groups, it was an online campaign initiated by an 11-year-old gay student that finally compelled the education lobbying group StudentsFirst to rescind it's “Education Reformer of the Year” designation awarded to Tenn. state Rep. John Ragan, a proponent of the state's infamous "Don't Say Gay" bill.

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Church of England concedes defeat on UK’s plan to legalize same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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LONDON -- The Church of England on Wednesday signaled it would no longer fight against the government's plans to legalize same-sex marriage in England and Wales.

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New report examines the ‘Broken Bargain’ — hardships, barriers facing LGBT workers

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A comprehensive report released Tuesday examines the myriad of hardships and barriers facing LGBT workers in the U.S., from being able to be fired, denied equal benefits and be required to pay thousands of dollars more in taxes simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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World’s largest study of children of LGBT parents finds kids are thriving

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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MELBOURNE -- The world's largest study on the welfare of children of same-sex parents, currently under way at Melbourne University in Australia, found that children of gay and lesbian are doing as well as, or better than, children of heterosexual parent in a number of key health indicators.

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AIDS — the modern day pandemic — turns 32

| Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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On this day, June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. All of the men were described as "homosexuals" -- two had died.

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Del. AG Beau Biden advocates for trangender rights legislation

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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DOVER, Del. -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that would establish legal protections based on gender identity.

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