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Ruling: Brazilian states must register same-sex civil unions as marriages

| Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Brazil
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's National Council of Justice on Tuesday said that notary publics throughout the country must register same-sex civil unions as marriages if the couple requests it.

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Gallup: Support for same-sex marriage solidifies above 50% in U.S.

| Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Fifty-three percent of Americans now support legalizing same-sex marriage, the third consecutive reading of 50 percent or above in Gallup polling over the past year.

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Missing husband: Spending our 6th anniversary apart, separated by 6,000 miles and DOMA

DAVID CARLOS | Special to LGBTQ Nation | Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Jason and David
On May 12, 2007, I sat in a restaurant in West Hollywood swearing off men forever after a string of bad relationships. That was until my future husband walked in. ... For two hours we ate, drank and laughed. In one meal, I had gone from having lost all interest in dating to hitting it off with a guy who I may as well have designed myself.

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St. Paul mayor proclaims ‘Freedom to Marry Week,’ renames downtown bridge

| Monday, May 13, 2013
Wabasha Street Bridge Star-Tribune
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Anticipating a vote in the Minnesota state Senate today that would legalize same-sex marriage, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman on Monday morning proclaimed “Freedom to Marry Week” in St. Paul and temporarily renamed a downtown bridge the “Freedom to Marry Bridge.”

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Push accelerates to build more LGBT senior housing

| Saturday, May 11, 2013
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As the rebels of the Stonewall era enter their 60s and prepare for the sunshine years, the movement they forged is helping shape new ways of aging for the LGBT community.

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Ill. governor to House lawmakers: ‘It’s time to vote’ on marriage equality bill

| Friday, May 10, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.)
SPRINGFIELD, IL -- Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday called on state lawmakers in the House to send him the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage, and said they have had enough time to consider the pending legislation.

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Former Fla. governor Charlie Crist says he supports same-sex marriage

| Thursday, May 9, 2013
Charlie Crist
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Former Fla. Gov. Charlie Crist has declared his support for same-sex marriage.

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Philadelphia mayor signs broad LGBT rights legislation

| Thursday, May 9, 2013
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PHILADELPHIA -- Mayor Michael Nutter signed legislation Thursday to afford equal rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, saying he hoped Philadelphia would become "the most LGBT-friendly" city in the world.

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Poll finds growing acceptance of gay rights, marriage equality

| Thursday, May 9, 2013
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A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds further public acceptance of gay rights in the United States, in areas ranging from the professional basketball court to the Boy Scouts, as well as the institution of marriage.

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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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