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Bill to repeal laws that criminalize HIV exposure introduced in U.S. House

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
WASHINGTON -- A California congresswoman on Tuesday reintroduced the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act in the U.S. House, a bill that would would lead to an eventual repeal of laws that criminalize exposing others to HIV.

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Minn. governor wary of Vikings cutting outspoken LGBT ally Chris Kluwe

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has joined the list of those wondering if the Minnesota Vikings cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe solely for performance purposes.

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Former Virginia football star Kevin Grayson comes out as gay

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Kevin Graysonvia Facebook
RICHMOND, Va. -- Kevin Grayson, a star wide receiver for the University of Richmond from 2008-2011, and one of the most decorated football players in Central Virginia history, has come out as gay.

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Pastors warn homosexuality will spread over America like a ‘flesh eating virus’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Kevin Swanson (left) and Dave Buehner.
On last Friday’s Generations Radio, Pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner warned that the gay population is about to rise dramatically as a result of “breakdown of the family” and will spread over America like a flesh eating virus.

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More than 100 Pa. lawmakers sponsor sweeping LGBT protections bills

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A bipartisan group of more than 100 Pennsylvania lawmakers have reintroduced bills in both the state House and Senate that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Delaware state lawmaker comes out as gay during marriage equality hearing

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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DOVER, Del. -- A Delaware state Senator came out as gay on Tuesday while giving an impassioned speech on the Senate floor moments before the chamber voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Student gov’t candidate targeted in anti-gay smear campaign wins election

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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HOUSTON -- A student government candidate at University of Houston-Downtown, who was the subject of an anti-gay smear campaign that also revealed his HIV status, has been elected student body vice-president.

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Leahy submits immigration amendment to allow gays to sponsor foreign-born partners

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sen. Patrick Lehy
WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday filed an amendment to a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would allow legally married gay Americans to sponsor their foreign-born same-sex partners for green cards.

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Uruguay’s president signs marriage equality bill into law

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's President Jose Mujica’s has signed the country's marriage equality bill into law, making the South American country the 12th nation in the world and third in the Americas to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Olympic swimmer, Texas A&M Aggie comes out as gay

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Amini Fonua
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- New Zealand born swimmer Amini Fonua, a student at Texas A&M University who represented Tonga at the 2012 London Olympics last year, has come out as gay.

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