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– Did a Michigan judge delay ruling on a same-sex couple’s adoption challenge because national LGBT groups asked him to?
– New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has officially announced she’s running for mayor.
– Could those on the fence about Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill poison it with another religious exemption for discrimination so broad it kills the legislation?
– A few conservative clergy in Chicago have said they’ll ban from their churches any legislators who vote for marriage equality.
– Meet a Boy Scout leader who was fired just for being a lesbian.
– POLL: Latino voters believe same-sex couples should be protected by immigration reform.
– An Oregon elementary school teacher is claiming his contract wasn’t renewed simply because he’s gay.
– A conservative political blog outed Colleen Condon, a member of the Charleston County Council in South Carolina, and she responded by saying, “Yes, I’m gay. I don’t think that’s a sex scandal in 2013.”
– The youth wings of all eight major political parties in New Zealand have come out for marriage equality.
– Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai no longer wants to protect gay citizens.
– Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has its first transgender fighter, Fallon Fox.
– Meanwhile, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Rashad Evans has come out for marriage equality.
– Do you have “Transilience“?
– Quebec has launched a new campaign of ads against homophobia: