-The ACLU files a lawsuit on behalf of a Mississippi corrections officer who was fired for being gay.

-Pop singer Justin Bieber joins the fight against anti-gay bullying.

-The Pentagon instructs military recruiters to begin accepting gay applicants.

-Maggie Gallagher tries to absolve opponents of marriage equality of influencing the suicide rate among gay teens.

-The Kentucky Masons vote down a proposal to bar gay men from membership.

-Another gay teenager commits suicide.

-The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issues a temporary stay allowing the military to continue enforcing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

-Amanda Udis-Kessler challenges Southern Baptist Convention president Albert Mohler to place compassion ahead of dogma.

-The European Court on Human Rights rules that gays and lesbians in Russia have a right to hold pride parades.

-The religious right steps up its campaign to unseat the judges who brought marriage equality to Iowa.

-Florida attorney general Bill McCollum declines to appeal the court ruling that struck down the state’s ban on adoption by gay parents.

-Misty Irons teaches her children to treat their gay neighbors with respect.

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