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Tennessee’s latest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill dies in House committee

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A measure that would have forced schools to tell parents if their children have talked to a teacher or counselor about being gay has failed this session.

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Report: U.S. Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska now supports marriage equality

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) late Monday night joined the growing chorus of Democratic senators to announce support for marriage equality for same-sex couples, according to a report by BuzzFeed.

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The day in pictures #2: Courtroom participants, observers meet the press

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Courtroom participants and observers spilled out into a waiting crowd of reporters and cameras on Tuesday to share their experience as witnesses to to the historic Supreme Court hearing challenging Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Jon Tester: Another U.S. Senator previously opposed to gay marriage reverses course

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
HELENA, Mont. -- U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat from Montana who has previously opposed same-sex marriage, says he now supports marriage equality for gays and lesbian couples.

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Listen: U.S. Supreme Court releases audio of Prop 8 hearing

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Demonstrators stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, where the court heard arguments on California’s voter approved ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has released the audio and transcript of Tuesday's hearing challenging Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.

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The day in pictures: Observers eager to witness history at Supreme Court

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Marcus, left, and Daniel  German-Dominguez stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2013, before the court's hearing on California’s voter approved ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to wade into the fight over same-sex marriage today, at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed.

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Participants to history: Plaintiffs depart for historic day at Supreme Court

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin and plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, met with reporters earlier this morning, before departing for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Ten years to the day since Lawrence v. Texas, same-sex marriage reaches the high court

| Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is wading into the fight over same-sex marriage at a time when public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of permitting gay and lesbian couples to wed, but 40 states don't allow it.

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Delaware NAACP calls on state lawmakers to pass marriage equality

| Monday, March 25, 2013
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WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Delaware chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is calling on Delaware state lawmakers to pass a marriage equality bill.

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Utah Boy Scout council says 83 percent of parents, leaders oppose lifting gay ban

| Monday, March 25, 2013
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A survey finds that that 83 percent of Boy Scout leaders, parents and representatives from troops in the greater Salt Lake City area oppose lifting a ban on openly gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders.

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