Note: The Digest will be taking a vacation break next week.

-Marriage equality may soon come to Tasmania, Australia.

-A California author proposes a new theory about the source of sexual orientation.

-Another new study examines the link between pupil dilation and sexual orientation.

-Pope Benedict rejects a foreign ambassador who once included a “homosexual act” in a novel.

-The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses a challenge to the Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

-Ugandan LGBT activists hold a gay pride event.

-Delaware Gov. Jack Markell predicts his state will move forward on marriage equality in 2013.

-Germany’s Constitutional Court rules that same-sex couples should receive some tax breaks.

-Mother Jones Magazine discovers that NOM paid Bishop Harry Jackson $20,000 to fight marriage equality in DC.

-A US District Court upholds Hawaii’s marriage laws.

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