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

| Sunday, June 9, 2013
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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has filed a discrimination complaint with Wisconsin state regulators against Regis Catholic Schools, contending it rescinded an offer to be its president because of unfounded speculation that he is gay.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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D.C. to ease guidelines for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates

| Thursday, June 6, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia is expected to pass legislation that would make it easier for transgender people to obtain new birth certificates reflecting their change in gender identity.

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Gay couple pursuing discrimination complaint against Colo. bakery

| Thursday, June 6, 2013
Brennan Linsley, APDave Mullins (right) with his husband Charlie Craig.
DENVER -- A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their ceremony and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples.

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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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