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Santa Fe officials say gay marriage is legal in N.M., advise clerks to issue licenses

| Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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SANTA FE, N.M. -- Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and a City Council member say New Mexico county clerks should issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and Santa Fe's city attorney says it'd be legal to do so.

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N.J. teen whose coming out went viral, testifies against conversion therapy

| Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Jacob Rudolph, the LGBT teen from New Jersey who came out at a school awards ceremony, testified before a state Senate committee on Monday, calling for a statewide ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy.

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Resolution seeks to repeal Nevada’s ban on same-sex marriage

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A resolution to repeal a section of the Nevada Constitution defining marriage as between and man and a woman, paving the way to legalize same-sex marriage, has been introduced in the Nevada Senate.

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Tennessee state House OK’s bill allowing discrimination by college clubs

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill that would prohibit public universities and colleges from implementing non-discrimination policies for student groups.

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Fischer: GOP should not ‘pander’ to ignorant, naive, uneducated voters on gay rights issues

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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Bryan Fischer is not at all impressed by the Republican National Committee’s “autopsy” of what has gone wrong with the GOP leading to back-to-back election losses, and is especially miffed about findings that the party’s hostility to gay rights is turning off younger voters.

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School district responds to complaint from parents of transgender girl

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- A Colorado school district has filed a response to a discrimination complaint filed by parents of a transgender girl who has been denied access to the girls' restroom at her elementary school.

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Singer Michelle Shocked declares ‘God hates fags’ during San Francisco show

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Folk singer Michelle Shocked stunned a San Francisco audience on Sunday night after breaking into an anti-gay rant in which she said, "God hates fags."

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N.J. senate panel advances bill to prohibit conversion therapy for gay youth

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey state Senate panel on Monday advanced a bill that would prohibit licensed therapists from performing controversial therapy aimed a converting minors from gay to heterosexual.

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Poll finds dramatic shift in public opinion, support for marriage equality

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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Support for marriage equality for gays and lesbians has reached a new high, marking a dramatic change in public opinion on the subject over the past decade.

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ACLU alleges gay students harassed at Calif. high school

| Monday, March 18, 2013
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HESPERIA, Calif. -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California on Monday demanded that officials at a a San Bernardino County high school step in to end discrimination against gay students by teachers and administrators.

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