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Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers: ‘Football hid my secret’

| Sunday, April 14, 2013
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Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, in his first television interview since coming out earlier this year, describes the feeling of being gay and closeted in professional sports, and of going to work each day hoping none of his teammates figure out that he is gay.

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Lesbian couple who won dream wedding contest withdraws due to family illness

| Sunday, April 14, 2013
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FREEPORT, Maine -- The lesbian couple from Maine that won a magazine's dream wedding contest is withdrawing because one woman's father is in poor health.

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Ireland will hold referendum aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage

| Sunday, April 14, 2013
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DUBLIN -- Ireland will hold a referendum aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage after a the Irish Constitutional Convention on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of extending marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.

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Binational couples among those awaiting Supreme Court ruling on DOMA

| Sunday, April 14, 2013
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Jason Kirchick and Christian Pinillos of Stowe, Vt., are worried not only about their future working at a struggling ski lodge but also about their marriage. Now that the lodge has fallen on hard times, the men's jobs are in jeopardy and with his job, so is Pinillos' immigration status.

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Latest poll finds uptick in both support, opposition to same-sex marriage

| Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue of same-sex marriage in two highly publicized cases, a majority of Americans continue to say they support same-sex marriage, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released this week.

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French anti-gay activist suggests violence in reaction to marriage bill

| Saturday, April 13, 2013
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PARIS -- Anti-gay marriage activists in France went on the attack Friday, firing off violent rhetoric following passage of a marriage equality bill in the French Senate.

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W.Va. House scraps bills to prohibit jury discrimination against gays

| Saturday, April 13, 2013
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A bid that would have prohibited discrimination against gays and lesbians in jury selection in West Virginia failed in the state House.

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GOP dumps plan for more ‘inclusive’ party, reaffirms anti-gay marriage platform

| Friday, April 12, 2013
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Just weeks after releasing a "turnaround plan" focused on building a more inclusive GOP aimed at attract minority voters, including “welcoming” attitudes on gay rights, members of the Republican National Committee on Friday voted unanimously to reaffirm language in the GOP platform defining marriage "as the union of one man and one woman."

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DC Comics introduces first transgender character in mainstream comic series

| Friday, April 12, 2013
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DC Comics, who recently brought us gay and lesbian comic book heroes Alan Scott (a.k.a., the Green Lantern) and Kathy Kane (the Batwoman), has introduced the first transgender character in a mainstream comic book series.

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Daughter of man arrested at husband’s bedside: Hospital statement is ‘absolute and utter bullshit’

| Friday, April 12, 2013
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LEES SUMMIT, Mo. -- The daughter of a Missouri man who was arrested after refusing to leave the bedside of his spouse at a Kansas City hospital earlier this week, is speaking out, and has called the hospital's statement of events "absolute and utter bullshit."

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