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- Legislators in New Jersey may simply let the court’s decision on marriage equality stand; that way they won’t have to add religious exemptions through legislation.
- Kentucky is wrestling with its first same-sex divorce case.
- Meanwhile, a Kentucky Baptist children’s services agency is considering nondiscrimination protections for its employees to safeguard governmental funding.
- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is hoping to circumvent Pentagon directives and continue to not recognize same-sex couples in the National Guard.
- A new poll has found that a plurality of Montanans (46.6 percent) supports marriage equality, while 42.6 percent oppose it, leaving 10.8 percent undecided.
- Russia has banned a tribute to gay victims of the Holocaust because it would promote “gay propaganda.”
- Two people have been hospitalized after an attack on a Russian HIV organization for gay men.
- Hallmark has apologized for censoring the word “gay” in its “Deck the Hall”s keepsake ornament, but will sell it anyway.
- Conservative always warn of the consequences if children are exposed to same-sex marriage. The Kids React series on YouTube decided to find out just what happens: