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Delaware senate to consider marriage equality bill Tuesday

| Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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DOVER, Del. -- The Delaware state Senate on Tuesday will consider a marriage equality bill in a bid to make Delaware the the eleventh state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Bill to ban discrimination against gay adoptive, foster parents has bipartisan support

| Monday, May 6, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people seeking to adopt or become foster parents is due to be reintroduced Tuesday in the U.S. Congress.

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UPDATED: Marriage equality bill on the move again at Minn. state capitol

| Monday, May 6, 2013
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The second-to-last week of Minnesota's legislative session started Monday with attention growing around the definition of marriage, as the bill to open it up to same-sex couples headed into what could be a pivotal week at the Capitol.

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Pennsylvania school district refuses to change policy on transgender students

| Monday, May 6, 2013
Issak Wolfe
RED LION, Pa. – The Red Lion Area School District (RLASD) has refused to change its policy regarding transgender candidates for prom court, nor will it agree to allow transgender students to use a name at graduation to match their gender identity, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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LGBT ally, marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe cut by Minnesota Vikings

| Monday, May 6, 2013
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken ally and supporter of same-sex marriage, said Monday he has been released by the team.

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Singer Josh Ritter criticizes Christian college for anti-gay student policy

| Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, fresh from a performance at a private Christian college in Pennsylvania, criticized the school after learning it’s “Community Covenant” forbids its students from “sinful practices as … homosexual behavior.”

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Gingrich claims religious rights are being ‘outlawed’ by marriage equality

| Sunday, May 5, 2013
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Former U.S. House Speaker, and failed GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, appearing Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," falsely claimed that Catholic adoption agencies are being "outlawed" in some states where marriage equality laws take effect.

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Protesters rally outside bridal shop for denying service to transgender woman

| Sunday, May 5, 2013
Rohit Singh (left) and Colin Peace outside Jenny's Bridal Boutique in Saskatoon.Photo: Liam Richards via The Canadian Press
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan -- Dozens of transgender activists and allies gathered outside a Canadian bridal shop on Saturday to show support for a woman who said she was refused service at the store because she is transgender.

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Realtor fired after distributing anti-gay flyer promoting ‘traditional’ families

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Andrew Ciastek
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — A Canadian real estate agent who distributed anti-gay marketing flyers promoting “traditional” families as "best for the future of the kids” has been terminated, according to his employer.

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R.I. bishop warns Catholics against attending ‘immoral’ gay weddings

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin issued a warning to Catholics this week that are not free to “endorse or ignore immoral or destructive behavior,” and advised against attending any gay weddings now that same-sex marriage has been legalized in Rhode Island.

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