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– Openly gay Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) denounced Exxon for rejecting LGBT nondiscrimination protections on the floor of the House this week.
– New Mexico Attorney General Gary King (D) says he cannot offer an opinion on whether same-sex marriage is legal in the state because of pending litigation.
– In fact, another same-sex couple has filed suit in Santa Fe for the right to marry.
– More than 2,400 same-sex couples have married in Washington since it became legal to do so in December.
– Same-sex weddings cannot begin in Minnesota until August 1, but meet the first couple to obtain a marriage license.
– An Ohio group is committed to taking marriage equality to the ballot in 2014, but national LGBT groups are not on board.
– A DC Council Committee has advanced a bill that would allow trans people to obtain birth certificates that reflect their accurate gender.
– Since Damian Garcia was not allowed by his Catholic high school to walk at graduation as the man he identifies as, the University of Mexico welcome him to campus with a special graduation ceremony, allowing him to wear his black graduation robe.
– A new poll finds that 57 percent of people in Northern Ireland support marriage equality.
– WATCH: Thursday night was “Pride Night” at the Boston Red Sox game, and out NBA player Jason Collins threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
– WATCH: Dear Abby‘s Jeanne Phillips believes that people opposed to LGBT equality should be ashamed of themselves.
– WATCH: At a concert in Omaha, rapper Macklmore played host to a lesbian marriage proposal. She said yes: