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The Advocate names Pope Francis Person of the Year

The Advocate names Pope Francis person of the year

The Advocate has named Pope Francis their “Person of the Year” for 2013 noting the pontiff’s push for the Catholic Church to be more accepting of the LGBT community.

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Hawaii judge upholds same-sex marriage law

Judge rules gay marriage is legal in Hawaii
Despite a 1998 constitutional ban on gay marriage, a judge in Hawaii says the state’s new marriage equality law is legal.

According to the Associated Press:

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Illinois gay marriage to begin in June

Lawmakers legalize gay marriage in Illinois

In the midst of all of the elections taking place on Tuesday, lawmakers in Illinois passed legislation to legalize gay marriage.  The governor plans to sign the bill which will allow same sex couples to win mid-next year.

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Preview of Gay Hollywood on Oprah’s Next Chapter [VIDEO]

Oprahs Next Chapter Gay Hollywood

On Sunday, October 27th Oprah’s Next Chapter is diving into gay Hollywood featuring discussions with openly gay celebrities comedian Wanda Sykes, Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Scandal star Dan Bucatinsky.

Here’s a video preview:

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Gay marriage bans challenged in Nevada, Hawaii

American Sociological Association Hawaii Nevada gay marriage bansThe American Sociological Association (ASA) filed a brief this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in hopes of helping overturn gay marriage bans in Nevada and Hawaii.

The group believes their study will help influence a judge to strike down  the bans in these two states by proving that research shows having same-sex parents is just as good for children as having opposite sex parents.  The organization says that anti-gay groups told voters that having gay parents could have a negative impact on children when they were initially trying to get the bans passed.  ASA research shows that isn’t the case.

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