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Cult leader gets life in prison for murder of 4-year-old he thought was gay

| Friday, July 5, 2013
Peter Lucas Moses (left), and Jadon Higganbothan
DURHAM, N.C. — The former leader of a polygamist cult in North Carolina has been sentenced to two life terms for the shooting deaths of a 4-year-old boy he believed to be gay and a woman who sought to leave.

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Polls: Americans largely unfazed by Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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Two new polls released this week show a majority of Americans support marriage equality for same-sex couples, and are largely unfazed by last week's landmark Supreme Court decisions that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, and that cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California.

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Five sentenced for assaulting gay man after luring him to park for sex

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Five teenagers accused of luring a 24-year-old gay man to a Gresham park to beat and rob him have been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to 2 ½ years in prison.

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Two stem cell patients stop HIV drugs, show no detectable sign of virus

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Lai Seng Sin, APTimothy Henrich of the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston speaks at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two HIV-positive patients in the United States who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer have stopped anti-retroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of the HIV virus, researchers said Wednesday.

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N.M. supreme court asks for response to gay marriage lawsuit

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Alexander Hanna and Yon Hudson
SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico's highest court has asked the state Attorney General and the Santa Fe County clerk to respond to a lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Ore. gay marriage backers readying petitions for 2014 ballot initiative

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Organizers of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon say they have a final ballot title and will start collecting signatures this month to put the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

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HHS issues visitation policy for LGBT partners in hospice, long-term care

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued an official policy guidance Monday making it clear that same-sex partners and others must be given equal visitation rights at long-term care facilities, regardless of their marital status.

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GOP lawmaker introduces bill to amend U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage

| Monday, July 1, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) on Friday introduced legislation to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 700 employees march in SF pride parade

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg joined more than 700 Facebook employees marching in San Francisco's gay pride on Sunday.

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Bert & Ernie celebrate Supreme Court rulings on New Yorker magazine cover

| Saturday, June 29, 2013
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The upcoming issue of The New Yorker gives a nod to this week's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on marriage equality, with an unlikely pair gracing its cover -- Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie.

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