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- In Maine, the Bangor City Council unanimously endorsed a resolution in support of Question 1, the marriage equality referendum.
- An anonymous poll by ESPN: The Magazine of 62 pro athletes showed that 59 percent support marriage equality. Of those polled, players in the National Hockey League were most supportive of same-sex marriage, while Major League Baseball players were the least supportive.
- Even though the head of the national organization disavowed the ad, the Broward Log Cabin Republicans are defending their anti-Obama attack. The newspaper advertisement prominently featured a picture of slain Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya last month.
- Bill Maher, in his “New Rules” segment, notes that the anti-LGBT Focus on the Family’s predictions have been almost entirely wrong.
- An Alabama appeals court rejected a Mobile woman’s attempt to legally adopt her son (whose legal guardian is currently her partner), even though the couple is legally married in California.
- In a Minnesota op/ed, former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman makes the “conservative case for same-sex marriage.”
- The student government at Elon University in North Carolina has voted to recommend Chick-fil-A be forced off campus, due to the company’s anti-LGBT record.