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Bisbee couple becomes first in Arizona to enter into same-sex civil union

| Saturday, July 6, 2013
Deborah Grier and Kathy Sowden
BISBEE, Ariz. -- Deborah Grier and Kathy Sowden celebrated an historic day in Bisbee, Ariz., on Friday, becoming the first same-sex couple in Arizona to register in a civil union.

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U.S. Navy to allow uniformed service members to march in San Diego pride

| Saturday, July 6, 2013
Service members march in uniform in last year's San Diego pride parade.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The U.S. Navy says that active duty service members under the Region Southwest command may participate in uniform in this year's San Diego LGBT pride parade.

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Judge OKs defamation ruling against anti-transgender Pa. beauty queen

| Friday, July 5, 2013
Sheena Monnin
NEW YORK -- A federal judge in New York has upheld an arbitrator's ruling that a Pennsylvania beauty queen must pay the Miss USA pageant $5 million for defaming Donald Trump's pageant organization after she allegedly disagreed with a decision to allow transgender contestants.

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Once homophobic NBA star first to sign petition supporting gay marriage in Fla.

| Friday, July 5, 2013
Tim Hardaway
MIAMI -- Retired NBA player Tim Hardaway, once one of the most vocally homophobic professional athletes in the country, was the first person to sign a petition seeking to repeal Florida's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

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Cult leader gets life in prison for murder of 4-year-old he thought was gay

| Friday, July 5, 2013
Peter Lucas Moses (left), and Jadon Higganbothan
DURHAM, N.C. — The former leader of a polygamist cult in North Carolina has been sentenced to two life terms for the shooting deaths of a 4-year-old boy he believed to be gay and a woman who sought to leave.

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Polls: Americans largely unfazed by Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
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Two new polls released this week show a majority of Americans support marriage equality for same-sex couples, and are largely unfazed by last week's landmark Supreme Court decisions that struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, and that cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California.

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Five sentenced for assaulting gay man after luring him to park for sex

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Justin Sims (Booking photo)
PORTLAND, Ore. — Five teenagers accused of luring a 24-year-old gay man to a Gresham park to beat and rob him have been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to 2 ½ years in prison.

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Two stem cell patients stop HIV drugs, show no detectable sign of virus

| Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Lai Seng Sin, APTimothy Henrich of the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston speaks at the International AIDS Society Conference 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Two HIV-positive patients in the United States who underwent bone marrow transplants for cancer have stopped anti-retroviral therapy and still show no detectable sign of the HIV virus, researchers said Wednesday.

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N.M. supreme court asks for response to gay marriage lawsuit

| Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Alexander Hanna and Yon Hudson
SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico's highest court has asked the state Attorney General and the Santa Fe County clerk to respond to a lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Ore. gay marriage backers readying petitions for 2014 ballot initiative

| Monday, July 1, 2013
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Organizers of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Oregon say they have a final ballot title and will start collecting signatures this month to put the measure on the November 2014 ballot.

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