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With a sly look, emphasis on the word ‘Constitution,’ Ginsburg pronounces two men married

| Monday, May 18, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
No one was sure if she was emphasizing her own beliefs or giving a hint to the outcome of the case the Supreme Court is considering whether to decide if same-sex marriage is constitutional.

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Jeb Bush: No constitutional right to same-sex marriage; businesses should be able to refuse gays

| Sunday, May 17, 2015
Jeb Bush
“We need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage,” says Bush. “We have to restore committed, loving family life with a mom and dad loving their children with their heart and soul.”

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Obama administration: Gambia president’s anti-gay threats ‘unconscionable’

| Sunday, May 17, 2015
Susan Rice
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice condemned on Saturday the president of Gambia’s pledge to slit the throats of gay men in his country as “unconscionable.”

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Case of same-sex couple to receive marriage license in 1971 reverberates today

VIA: The New York Times | Sunday, May 17, 2015
R. Bertraine Heine, Minnesota Historical Society/APIn this May 18, 1970 photo, Mike McConnell, left, and Jack Baker, both 28, attempt to obtain a Hennepin County marriage license in Minneapolis.
Long before the fight over same-sex marriage began in earnest, long before gay couples began lining up for marriage licenses, Jack Baker and Michael McConnell decided to wed.

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Seton Hall priest says he was fired for supporting ‘NOH8 Campaign’

| Sunday, May 17, 2015
Warren Hall was removed from his post at Seton Hall after he posted a Facebook message supporting the anti-bullying message of the NOH8 campaign. Now he opens up for the first time since his removal, coming out publicly as gay.
A Catholic priest says he was fired as director of Seton Hall University's campus ministry after publicly supporting the "NOH8 Campaign" in a Facebook post.

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Obamas commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

| Sunday, May 17, 2015
"We take this opportunity to reaffirm that LGBT rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or whom they love."

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Irish voters expected to approve of marriage equality in upcoming referendum

Reuters → | Saturday, May 16, 2015
Long considered one of the most socially conservative countries in Western Europe, support for gay rights has surged in Ireland in recent decades.

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No, Ben Carson… same-sex marriage will not lead to polygamy

| Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ben Carson
So let's answer the question once and for all: why is same-sex marriage different from polygamous marriage?

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Bernie Sanders touts record on LGBT issues in White House bid

| Friday, May 15, 2015
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders wants you to know he’s had a strong record on LGBT issues during his nearly 35 years as a public servant.

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Attack on transgender man to be prosecuted as hate crime

| Friday, May 15, 2015
Paul Wettengel
Paul Wettengel has been charged with third-degree assault and a bias-motivated crime after police said he punched and groped a man who is transgender.

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