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Immigration bill excludes provisions for same-sex binational couples

| Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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WASHINGTON — Gay rights advocates have expressed disappointment after a bipartisan Senate group’s 844-page immigration bill omitted married gay and lesbian binational couples, leaving out the Uniting American Families Act.

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Paraguay politician would shoot himself in the balls if his son married a man

| Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay -- Tobacco magnate Horacio Cartes, Paraguay’s leading presidential candidate, has come under fire for comments he made comparing gay people to “monkeys” and threatening to remove his genitals if his son married another man.

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Senators re-introduce bill to remove unfair tax burden on LGBT families

| Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Monday introducing the Tax Parity for Health Plan Beneficiaries Act, a bill that would end the taxation of employer-provided health insurance for domestic partners, as well as the penalty imposed on employers who provide equal benefits to their LGBT employees.

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Federal appeals court to hear challenge to Calif. gay therapy ban

| Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court is to hear arguments Wednesday on whether a first-of-its-kind law that prohibits licensed mental health professionals in California from offering therapies aimed at making gay and lesbian teenagers straight violates the civil rights of practitioners and parents.

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New Zealand becomes 13th country to legalize same-sex marriage

| Wednesday, April 17, 2013
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New Zealand will become the 13th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage as a bill to amend the current marriage law was approved moments ago by the country’s Parliament in its third and final reading on Wednesday.

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UFC suspends Matt Mitrione indefinitely over transphobic remarks regarding Fallon Fox

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship organization has suspended indefinitely heavyweight Matt Mitrione, saying it was "appalled" by comments he made about transgender Mixed Martial Arts fighter Fallon Fox.

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‘The Language of Love’ — a delicate take on first love and awakening sexuality

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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A new short film written and performed by Kim Ho tells the story of a 17-year-old gay teen who struggles to find the words to be true to himself… and his best friend -- a story that captures the feelings and emotions of gay kids who often feel alone and isolated because of their sexual orientation.

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Navigators USA: Inclusive scouting alternative welcomes all

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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While the Boy Scouts of America wrestles with declining memberships and whether to rescind its long-standing policy against gay scouts and gay and lesbian scout leaders, one "all welcoming" scouting organization says it's seeing a boost in enrollment from parents and kids looking for a more inclusive alternative.

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Poll: N.J. voters want gay marriage on the ballot so they can vote ‘yes’

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J – A new polls finds that a majority of New Jersey voters say they want the opportunity to vote on same-sex marriage, and given the choice, they'd vote yes.

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NZ Parliament plans third and final vote tonight to legalize same-sex marriage

| Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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New Zealand is expected to become the 13th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage as a bill to amend the current marriage law comes before the country's Parliament for its third and final reading later tonight.

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