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Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe made headlines in September when he penned the most perfect letter ever to a Maryland politician who opposes gay marriage.

Now Kluwe, who is straight and married, has gone even further in his support of gay marriage.

In addition to posing for the latest cover of leading gay lifestyle magazine Out, tonight Kluwe will debate against Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment (which defines marriage as between one man and woman).

Unfortunately, it looks as though Kluwe will debate an empty chair -- amendment supporters Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Viking Matt Birk both declined his debate invites.

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These women kick serious ass -- here's the intro to their inspiring story:

Skittish at first, then wide-eyed with delight, the women and girls entered the sea, smiling, splashing and then joining hands, getting knocked over by the waves, throwing back their heads and ultimately laughing with joy.

The women were Palestinians from the southern part of the West Bank, which is landlocked, and Israel does not allow them in. They risked criminal prosecution, along with the dozen Israeli women who took them to the beach. And that, in fact, was part of the point: to protest what they and their hosts consider unjust laws.

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Artie Goldstein comes from a generation of folks who don't always understand what it means when their kids reveal themselves to be gay.

But just watch as he comes to terms with his daughter's impending wedding to another woman -- you'll be in tears by the time he flies across the country to attend the big event.

Bonus points: This video was produced for a big-name company -- Expedia! Also, their RINGS.

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Sophomore Whitney Kropp was an unpopular outsider with few friends when her classmates nominated her for the school Homecoming court.

She was elated -- until she realized it was all a cruel prank.

After the boy who was picked with her withdrew, "I thought I wasn't worthy," said Kropp, 16. "I was this big old joke."

But then word of the prank spread and residents of her small Michigan town pledged their support -- and she decided to stand up to the bullying and embrace her new role.

"Going to homecoming to show them that I'm not a joke," she wrote on Facebook. "Im a beautiful person and you shouldn't mess with me!"

At Friday night's Homecoming football game, residents turned out in droves to see her introduced at halftime, all wearing orange, Kropp's favorite color.

For the Homecoming dance the next evening, local businesses made sure her expenses were covered, including dinner, photos, hair and nails, and gown and shoes.

How did it all turn out?

"I'm overwhelmed," Kropp said. "I'm so happy -- this is so much right now for me."

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Best news of the day -- Christopher Guest regulars Fred Willard, Michael McKean, and Ed Begley Jr. have joined the filmmaker's upcoming HBO comedy series Family Tree, a documentary-style show that stars Chris O'Dowd "as a man who, after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met and losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage."

Please, please, please let this mean that the rest of the Best In Show stars will join the project -- Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, and Jane Lynch, are you listening?

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Karen Huff Klein, the bus monitor who was verbally abused by juvenile delinquents in June and received more than $700,000 in sympathetic donations, is paying the kindness forward -- the 69-year-old is using $100,000 of her haul to found the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation:

That experience was one of the worst acts of human behavior that I have ever had to endure. ...

You have all inspired me by your acts of love. But now it is time for me to give back and to turn your single act of kindness into my own personal movement to stop bullying in America.

[newser]