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– An important milestone: There are now openly LGBT elected officials in all 50 states.
– U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) has introduced the Social Security Equality Act of 2012, which would ensure the Defense of Marriage Act does not prevent same-sex couples from obtaining Social Security benefits just like opposite-sex couples.
– The National Organization for Marriage is convinced Mitt Romney will uphold its pledge against marriage equality.
– NPR highlights how many conservatives are opposing North Carolina’s discriminatory Amendment One.
– The graduation speaker at a Michigan Catholic high school was uninvited because he is gay.
– Bob Jones University student Chris Peterman claims he was kicked out of the Baptist college because he was caught watching Glee off-campus.
– One gay couple has gotten married in every state where it’s legal to do so, and George Takei will narrate their story for a documentary.
– Anheuser-Busch has warned the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which it sponsors, that its fighters use of sexist and homophobic comments is inappropriate.
– In case you missed, make sure to watch this poignant marriage equality short from the UK entitled “Homecoming”:
– This week’s editorial cartoon in the Dallas Voice challenges the “Don’t Say Gay” bills proposed in Tennessee and Missouri: