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Huge Upside: Michael Sam's Draft Day Kiss Seen Around the World

Huge Upside: Michael Sam's Draft Day Kiss Seen Around the World
The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts a feel-good video clip. It's a scene that plays out for dozens of draft picks. But when a sobbing Michael Sam celebrated his selection by the St. Louis Rams by hugging and kissing his partner, another man, it made real and physical that an openly gay athlete had taken an unprecedented step toward an NFL career.
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Lynn Elber
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Virtual Inequality: Nintendo Won't Allow Gamers to Use Gay Characters

Virtual Inequality: Nintendo Won't Allow Gamers to Use Gay Characters
Nintendo isn't allowing gamers to play as gay in an upcoming life simulator game. The publisher of such gaming franchises as "The Legend of Zelda" and "Mario Bros." said Tuesday it wouldn't bow to pressure to allow players to engage in romantic activities with characters of the same sex in English editions of "Tomodachi Life." This follows a social media campaign launched by fans last month seeking virtual equality for the game's characters, which are modeled after real people.
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Derrik J. Jang
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Quinnipiac Poll: Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage in Colorado by 2-1 Margin

Quinnipiac Poll: Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage in Colorado by 2-1 Margin
Quinnipiac University released another new batch of poll results from Colorado today, outlining how voters in the state feel about legalizing marijuana and same-sex marriage. According to the poll, voters strongly believe that legalizing marijuana has been good for Colorado (52-38 percent). Of particular note are the numbers from voters 18 to 29 years old, of whom a whopping 81 percent back same-sex marriage.
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Tea Party Blogger: Gays Worse Than White Supremacists Ever Were

Tea Party Blogger: Gays Worse Than White Supremacists Ever Were
Mary Baker, a right wing activist with the Tea Party Express and leader of Conservative Moms for America, wrote an article for Tea Party Nation explaining how "Gay Supremacists" are worse than white supremacists.
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Why Marriage Equality Also Needs to Be About Tax Equality

Why Marriage Equality Also Needs to Be About Tax Equality
Alabama's lack of marriage equality means that same sex couples can't file joint returns forcing them to pay more in taxes than they would otherwise. After DOMA's demise, the federal government recognized gay marriages the way they did all legal marriages, but some states — including Alabama — still require for separate tax filings.
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WATCH: Freedom to Marry Ads Feature Wyoming Republican Alan Simpson

WATCH: Freedom to Marry Ads Feature Wyoming Republican Alan Simpson
National gay-rights group Freedom to Marry will air ads this week in Washington, DC, Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming featuring former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, a Wyoming lawmaker long identified in American politics with western conservativism who makes the case in the ad for gay marriage.
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Alabama House Speaker Lies to Rep, Forces Through Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

Alabama House Speaker Lies to Rep, Forces Through Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution
The Alabama state house passed a mostly symbolic – and needlessly hateful – gesture when they approved a resolution calling for Congress make same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The resolution explicitly broke a promise the House Speaker Mike Hubbard made to an openly gay legislator, Patricia Todd.
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MI Gov Rick Snyder's Gay Marriage Quandary

MI Gov Rick Snyder's Gay Marriage Quandary
Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who keeps mostly silent on social issues in favor of focusing on the economy, is stepping carefully on the issue of gay marriage after a judge's declaration that the state's ban is unconstitutional. His detachment is exasperating critics who say he should take more of a leadership role, even if it's an issue he would prefer go away.
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David Eggert
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Biden Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA, Says It's 'Close to Barbaric' to Discriminate Against LGBT Workers

Biden Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA, Says It's 'Close to Barbaric' to Discriminate Against LGBT Workers
Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, Biden said it's "close to barbaric" that in some states, employees can be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Oh, Boycott: FOX CEO Murdoch Angry at Guinness' Support of LGBT Community

Oh, Boycott: FOX CEO Murdoch Angry at Guinness' Support of LGBT Community
Billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, much like his news channel Fox News, is unhappy that the LGBT community wants equality. He's so unhappy that Guinness beer chose to stand behind the LGBT community and boycott the St. Patrick's Day parade, that he's calling for Irish people to boycott the beer company.
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