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- HRC points out that the Roman Catholic Church Hierarchy has spent at least $1.1 million opposing marriage equality in the four states where it’s on the ballot. Combined with the National Organization for Marriage, the two are responsible for nearly 60 percent of all anti-equality spending.
- Sen. Mark Udall (D) took some time this week to explain how he came to support marriage equality.
- A fifth-grade teacher at a Catholic school in Minnesota has been fired for supporting marriage equality, though she never mentioned it in class.
- Listen to the leading opponents of Maine’s marriage equality defend ex-gay therapy.
- A bullied transgender student in a Baltimore school has been suspended after being attacked by a female classmate who called her a “tranny faggot.”
- Same-sex and unmarried couples in Northern Ireland will now be allowed to adopt children, according to a Belfast judge’s ruling overturning a 1987 law that discriminated against them.
- Former NFL player Kris Jenkins seems to support openly gay players, but he’s really uncomfortable wearing pink.
- The Four campaign highlights all kinds of Americans for marriage equality: