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LGBT rights new york nph same-sex marriage tweet - 4905635328
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Tweet(s) of the Day: Immediately following tonight's passage of the Marriage Equality Act in the New York Senate, Neil Patrick Harris and his partner David Burtka proposed to each other -- and they both said yes.

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empire state building LGBT rights new york Photo same-sex marriage - 4905378816
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Photo of the Day: The Empire State Building's pre-scheduled rainbow light display honoring NYC Pride Week becomes that much more meaningful in light of the state's legalization of same-sex marriage.

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Breaking News LGBT rights new york same-sex marriage - 4905255680
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Breaking News of the Day: The New York Senate tonight passed the controversial Marriage Equality Act after the crucial 32nd, and 33rd, votes were secured.

New York thus becomes the 6th state to legalize same-sex marriage, with the other five being Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Iowa. (Same-sex marriage is also legal in the District of Columbia.)

Republican holdouts Sens.

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This Is Heartbreaking, You Should Watch It of the Day: Palm Springs residents Ed Watson and Derence Kernek have been in a loving, committed relationship for over 40 years.

Recently, Ed was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and the disease appears to be progressing rapidly. The couple want nothing more than to be able to get married before the Alzheimer's wipes away Ed's memories of the life they've shared.

With the help of the

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Inspirational Gesture of the Day: Mormon Church member "Mel" uploaded this video speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage during the 2008 Prop 8 debate. She was forced to remove it in order to protect her standing in the church.

This past Monday -- Valentine's Day -- she decided to put it back up "in honor of the Valentine legend and in support of the love that drives so many of us

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This Is Moving, You Should Watch It of the Day: Inspired by the stirring speech delivered on the floor of the Iowa House by 19-year-old Zach Wahls, 80-year-old grandmother Jean -- a third-generation Iowan -- speaks out "about her gay son, his marriage and the effect the gay marriage debate is having on her and her family."

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