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Dallas sportscaster who spoke out in support of Michael Sam appears on Ellen

| Friday, February 14, 2014
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From his news desk in Dallas, Texas, Dale Hansen spoke out in support of openly gay football player Michael Sam, and the point he made was heard round the world. Ellen DeGeneres had him on her show Friday to talk about his statement in person.

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A Gay Dad’s Valentine to His Sons

| Friday, February 14, 2014
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Since today is aching Valentine’s Day, rather than submit logic here on why heterosexual couples are as likely to enjoy consensual relationships with each other, and how same-sex couples can be as strongly “child centric,” I decided to go ahead and commemorate the day by BEING child-centric instead. I hope you consent. Instead of submitting an amicus brief, I am submitting a valentine. Here is my valentine. It is not to my partner Jim, whom I adore. He will get his own valentine this weekend. It is to my sons for whom I live and for whom I would die...

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Growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend gay marriage bans

| Friday, February 14, 2014
Bob Brown, Richmond Times-DispatchVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks during a news conference at his office in Richmond, Va., Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 where he applauded the overnight decision by a federal judge to strike down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage.
NORFOLK, Va. — The day after a federal judge struck down Virginia's gay-marriage ban, state Attorney General Mark Herring wasn't vowing to appeal or insisting his state's law was sound.

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Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee want to deny recognition of gay marriages in 33 states

| Friday, February 14, 2014
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
WASHINGTON -- Two GOP Senate lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would require federal agencies to use a person’s state of residence to determine federal recognition of marital status.

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Uganda president to sign bill imposing life in prison for convicted homosexuals

| Friday, February 14, 2014
Yoweri Museveni
KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign the country’s controversial Anti-Homosexuality Bill that imposes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality, according to a government spokesman.

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Couple sues Ky. to force it to issue same-sex marriage licenses

| Friday, February 14, 2014
Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Kentucky couple sued the state Friday, seeking to force it to issue same-sex marriage licenses after a federal judge ruled earlier this week that unions performed legally in other places must be recognized by the Bluegrass State.

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Plaintiffs celebrate overturned Va. same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, February 14, 2014
Virginia
NORFOLK, Va. -- The two couples at the center of a fight over the legality of same-sex marriage in Virginia are celebrating a federal judge's ruling overturning the state's ban.

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Man convicted in attack during last year’s San Francisco Pride

| Friday, February 14, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco prosecutors say a man has been found guilty for an attack on a woman during the city's gay pride festivities that was caught on surveillance video.

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Bill to prohibit conversion therapy on LGBT youth passes Washington House

| Friday, February 14, 2014
Washington state capitol in Olympia.
OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House on Thursday approved a bill aimed at prohibiting health care providers from performing controversial gay-to-straight conversion therapy on LGBT youth.

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