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– Virginia lawmakers have introduced legislation to repeal the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a measure one newspaper calls the “longest of longshots.”
– A University of Minnesota student is petitioning Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators to ban ex-gay therapy for minors as some other states have.
– According to Maggie Gallagher, same-sex couples’ loving caretaking relationships are “going to hurt a lot of children.”
– The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has cancelled a charity auction that would have awarded a school with a story-writing workshop conducted by noted homophobe Orson Scott Card.
– A New Mexico teen who was knocked unconscious by a homophobic bully at a mall has been banned from that mall along with his attacker.
– Alec Baldwin is blaming GLAAD and Andrew Sullivan for his MSNBC show being canceled, instead of taking responsibility for calling a photographer a “cocksucking fag.”
– Here’s what Chelsea Manning is thankful for this Thanksgiving.