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Bill de Blasio’s Formerly Lesbian Wife Patiently Explains Human Sexuality
New York Magazine
May 9, 2013

Before she was married to New York City public advocate and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray was a lesbian. She wrote an essay about it for Essence in 1979...

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Linguists identify 15,000-year-old Words
The Washington Post
May 7, 2013

A team of researchers has come up with a list of two dozen “ultraconserved words” that have survived 150 centuries. It includes some predictable entries: “mother,” “not,” “what,” “to hear” and “man.” It also contains surprises: “to flow,” “ashes” and “worm.”

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Sexual Assaults In Military Have Increased By A Third Since 2010 : The Two-Way : NPR
NPR
May 7, 2013

A Pentagon survey finds that 26,000 service members were believed to be victims of sexual assault in 2012. The report comes as the military faces growing criticism over how it handles cases of sexual assault.

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If You Havne't Heard Sandra Day O'Connor Shift on Bush v. Gore
New Yorker
May 7, 2013

Sandra Day O'Connor, who retired from the Supreme Court seven years ago, made some news the other day when she expressed misgivings about one of the signature decisions of her judicial career: Bush v. Gore

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Things That Happened On The Met Gala Red Carpet
buzzfeed
May 7, 2013

Punk ran the gamut from Madonna wearing no pants and a gym locker around her neck to...Anna Wintour sashaying in a pretty floral gown....

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Not Your Mother's Mother's Day Cards
Advocate.com
May 6, 2013

In 2011, Strong Families set out to reach and highlight women who are often overlooked in the mainstream celebration of Mother’s Day — low-income moms, young moms, immigrant moms, single moms, incarcerated moms, queer moms, and moms

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Iowa Supreme Court ruling expands birth-certificate rights for lesbian couples
The Daily Iowan
May 6, 2013

The Iowa Supreme Court expanded on its landmark 2009 decision legalizing same-sex marriage last week by requiring a child’s birth certificate to include both parents’ names.

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Yes, gay couples plan for the future. In fact, they’re really good at it.
Washington Post
May 6, 2013

Here’s an argument I didn’t expect to be making today: Yes, gay people care about the future. In fact, judging by their economic behavior, they are unusually future-focused.

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Robert Kraft would welcome a gay player on the New England Patriots | Shutdown Corner
Yahoo! Sports
May 6, 2013

From the blog Shutdown Corner: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of the most influential figures in the National Football League and has congratulated Jason Collins for becoming the first male athlete in one of the four major sports leagues to

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When coming out as gay is no longer big news
CBS News
May 6, 2013

Face The Nation on CBS: When coming out as gay is no longer big news - Bob Schieffer on how an ever-changing America casually accepts what once would have been unthinkable: A gay male athlete in the big leagues

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