New lawsuits reduce the number of states with unchallenged marriage bans to one.

-Costa Rica extends social security benefits to same-sex couples.

-Boy Scouts president Robert Gates says he would allow gay scoutmasters, but will not challenge the current ban.

-The Topeka, KS city council passes two LGBT rights bills.

-Researchers study the brain patterns of gay fathers.

-A gay man is lynched in Ghana.

-A Maine ethics panel fines NOM and orders it to disclose its donor list.

-The Houston city council passes a landmark non-discrimination ordinance.

-Republican Rep. Charlie Dent declares his support of marriage equality.

-A gay couple is kicked out of a Texas restaurant.

-Robert DeNiro produces a documentary about his gay father.

-Senator Orrin Hatch concedes that marriage equality is inevitable.

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