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– Some Minnesota lawmakers are considering another civil unions bill to avoid marriage equality.
– Pennsylvania might consider civil unions as well.
– The Connecticut Senate has approved a bill that would restore state benefits to veterans discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
– Before adjourning their session, Tennessee lawmakers declared that August 31 will be “ido4life Traditional Marriage Day.”
– Boy Scout leaders in the Baltimore and Los Angeles areas have proposed alternative resolutions that would end the ban on gay and lesbian adult leaders in addition to Scouts.
– The Colombian Senate has rejected marriage equality, even though the country’s Constitutional Court has ruled in favor of benefits for same-sex couples.
– An anti-gay French politician accidentally voted for marriage equality on Tuesday, prompting another lawmaker to joke he should change his last name from Guaino to “Gay-Oui.”
– An Israeli school has fired a teacher for coming out as transgender.
– Rather than throw the bouquet, one straight couple used the traditional moment at their wedding to support marriage equality.
– Numerous kids have spoken out for equality in various poignant ways this week.
– Janet Porter, an anti-gay activist with a group called Faith 2 Action, offers one of the most offensive attempts at comparing homosexuality with adultery: