Dalai Lama comes out in support of gay marriage

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The Dalai Lama has come out in support of gay marriage, saying it was “OK” and a personal affair for people of the same sex to commit to each other.

“If two people… really feel that way … and both sides fully agree, then okay,” the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said on Ora.tv’s Larry King Now show.

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Arizona senator reveals his homosexuality

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Sen. Steve Gallardo of Arizona, who openly opposed a controversial anti-gay bill passed in the Legislature, announced his homosexuality on Wednesday.

“I’m a Latino, I’m a native of Arizona, I come from a Catholic family and I’m gay, it’s OK,” Gallardo told NBC News shortly after he made the announcement at the state Capitol in Phoenix.

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoes anti-gay bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a hot-button measure that would have permitted businesses in the state to deny service to gay and lesbians for religious beliefs.

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Federal judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban

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A federal judge on Wednesday declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional but left the ban in place while an appeals court considers the matter.

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Most Americans now support gay marriage, according to survey

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Support for gay marriage has surged in the United States in a decade with just over half of Americans now behind the idea, according to a survey released Wednesday.

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'Juno' star Ellen Page reveals she is a lesbian

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Hollywood actress and “Juno” star Ellen Page came out as a lesbian on Friday night during an emotional speech at a conference for gay teens.

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Ban on same-sex marriage struck down in Virginia

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A federal judge declared Thursday that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the second state in the South to have restrictions on gay marriages overturned this week.

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NFL-Bound Michael Sam Wins Widespread Support After Coming Out

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Michael Sam’s University of Missouri teammates and other sports stars rallied around the All-American defensive lineman after he revealed to the world that he’s gay.

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Missouri Star Michael Sam Could Become First Publicly Gay NFL Player

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A University of Missouri football star projected to be drafted into the NFL could become the first publicly gay pro football player.

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Feds to Extend New Benefits to Same-Sex Couples: Eric Holder

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The Justice Department on Monday will extend a new package of federal benefits to same-sex couples that Attorney General Eric Holder said will give “lawful same-sex marriages full and equal recognition, to the greatest extent possible under the law.”

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Russian Deputy P.M. on LGBT Laws: ‘Please Do Not Touch Kids’

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The deputy prime minister of Russia said Thursday that gay Olympians and fans have nothing to worry about but added: “Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing.”

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Coke features first gay family to appear in a Super Bowl ad

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In the second quarter of the Super Bowl, Coke became the first advertiser to show a gay family in an ad for America’s big game.

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Bathroom ban violated transgender student’s rights: court

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School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, Maine’s highest court has ruled.

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Sochi mayor: We have no gay people — as far as I know

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The mayor of Sochi told a reporter that there are no gay people in the city hosting the Winter Olympics — but the patrons of one bar didn’t get the memo.

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