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              A gay rights activist chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in New York, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi  are t

    A gay rights activist chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in New York, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi are t

    Posted: 8/1/2013 10:38:25 AM EST
    A gay rights activist chant slogans during a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in New York, Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi are the prime targets as gays in the United States and elsewhere propose boycotts and other tactics to convey their outrage over Russia's intensifying campaign against gay-rights activism. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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              Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Posted: 7/31/2013 11:26:03 AM EST
    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Posted: 7/31/2013 11:26:03 AM EST
    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis smiles as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out t

    Pope Francis smiles as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out t

    Posted: 7/31/2013 11:26:02 AM EST
    Pope Francis smiles as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Posted: 7/29/2013 6:19:49 PM EST
    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis gestures as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out

    Pope Francis gestures as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out

    Posted: 7/29/2013 6:19:49 PM EST
    Pope Francis gestures as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis holds his crucifix as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis r

    Pope Francis holds his crucifix as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis r

    Posted: 7/29/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
    Pope Francis holds his crucifix as he answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis speaks during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn

    Pope Francis speaks during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn

    Posted: 7/29/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
    Pope Francis speaks during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              A journalist takes a photo of Pope Francis speaking during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to

    A journalist takes a photo of Pope Francis speaking during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to

    Posted: 7/29/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
    A journalist takes a photo of Pope Francis speaking during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Journalists prepare their questions prior to a Pope Francis' news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to

    Journalists prepare their questions prior to a Pope Francis' news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to

    Posted: 7/29/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
    Journalists prepare their questions prior to a Pope Francis' news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday,

    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday,

    Posted: 7/29/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Mon

    Posted: 7/29/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
    Pope Francis answers reporters questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on the journey back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              Pope Francis listens to questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying

    Pope Francis listens to questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying

    Posted: 7/29/2013 11:20:07 AM EST
    Pope Francis listens to questions during a news conference aboard the papal flight on its way back from Brazil, Monday, July 29, 2013. Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. Francis' remarks came Monday during a plane journey back to the Vatican from his first foreign trip in Brazil. (AP Photo/Luca Zennaro, Pool)
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              In this June 23, 2013 photo, Thom Hansen, foreground, also known as Panzi, directs a rehearsal for a production of "Hello, Cherry Grove!" at the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater

    In this June 23, 2013 photo, Thom Hansen, foreground, also known as Panzi, directs a rehearsal for a production of "Hello, Cherry Grove!" at the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater

    Posted: 7/3/2013 11:44:05 AM EST
    In this June 23, 2013 photo, Thom Hansen, foreground, also known as Panzi, directs a rehearsal for a production of "Hello, Cherry Grove!" at the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Residents of Cherry Grove are celebrating the addition of the theater to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation announced in June confirms that the facility opened in 1948 is the oldest continuously operating gay and lesbian theater in the United States. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in New York City helped launch the gay rights movement, gays and lesbians were freely expressing themselves in Cherry Grove. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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              In this June 23, 2013 photo, Thom Hansen, standing, center right, also known as Panzi, directs a rehearsal for a production of "Hello, Cherry Grove!" at the Cherry Grove Community House

    In this June 23, 2013 photo, Thom Hansen, standing, center right, also known as Panzi, directs a rehearsal for a production of "Hello, Cherry Grove!" at the Cherry Grove Community House

    Posted: 7/3/2013 11:44:05 AM EST
    In this June 23, 2013 photo, Thom Hansen, standing, center right, also known as Panzi, directs a rehearsal for a production of "Hello, Cherry Grove!" at the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Residents of Cherry Grove are celebrating the addition of the theater to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation announced in June confirms that the facility opened in 1948 is the oldest continuously operating gay and lesbian theater in the United States. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in New York City helped launch the gay rights movement, gays and lesbians were freely expressing themselves in Cherry Grove. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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              In this June 23, 2013 photo, two woman peruse a menu in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in New York City helped laun

    In this June 23, 2013 photo, two woman peruse a menu in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in New York City helped laun

    Posted: 7/3/2013 11:44:05 AM EST
    In this June 23, 2013 photo, two woman peruse a menu in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in New York City helped launch the gay rights movement, gays and lesbians were freely expressing themselves in Cherry Grove. The seaside resort, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, was known as far back as the late 1940s as a sanctuary where gay writers, actors and business people from the city and beyond escaped to relax, hold hands and show affection in public. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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              In this June 23, 2013 photo, men look over their choices at an ice cream store in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in

    In this June 23, 2013 photo, men look over their choices at an ice cream store in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in

    Posted: 7/3/2013 11:44:05 AM EST
    In this June 23, 2013 photo, men look over their choices at an ice cream store in the Fire Island community of Cherry Grove, N.Y. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in New York City helped launch the gay rights movement, gays and lesbians were freely expressing themselves in Cherry Grove. The seaside resort, about 60 miles east of Manhattan, was known as far back as the late 1940s as a sanctuary where gay writers, actors and business people from the city and beyond escaped to relax, hold hands and show affection in public. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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              In this June 23, 2013 photo, people leave a Sunday morning church service at the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, N.Y. Residents of Cherry Grove

    In this June 23, 2013 photo, people leave a Sunday morning church service at the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, N.Y. Residents of Cherry Grove

    Posted: 7/3/2013 11:44:05 AM EST
    In this June 23, 2013 photo, people leave a Sunday morning church service at the Cherry Grove Community House and Theater on Fire Island in Cherry Grove, N.Y. Residents of Cherry Grove are celebrating the addition of the theater to the National Register of Historic Places. The designation announced in June confirms that the facility opened in 1948 is the oldest continuously operating gay and lesbian theater in the United States. Locals note that 20 years before the Stonewall riots in New York City helped launch the gay rights movement, gays and lesbians were freely expressing themselves in Cherry Grove. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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              FILE - Alexander Hanna, left, and Yon Hudson are denied a marriage license by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar at the County Clerk's Office, in Santa Fe, N.M. on Thursday, June 6

    FILE - Alexander Hanna, left, and Yon Hudson are denied a marriage license by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar at the County Clerk's Office, in Santa Fe, N.M. on Thursday, June 6

    Posted: 6/28/2013 4:33:35 PM EST
    FILE - Alexander Hanna, left, and Yon Hudson are denied a marriage license by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar at the County Clerk's Office, in Santa Fe, N.M. on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Across the country, the June 2013 landmark Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage have energized activists and politicians on both sides of the debate. Efforts to impose bans - and to repeal them - took on new intensity, as did a spate of lawsuits by gays demanding the right to marry. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)
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              FILE - Alexander Hanna, left, and Yon Hudson are denied a marriage license by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar at the County Clerk's Office, in Santa Fe, N.M. on Thursday, June 6

    FILE - Alexander Hanna, left, and Yon Hudson are denied a marriage license by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar at the County Clerk's Office, in Santa Fe, N.M. on Thursday, June 6

    Posted: 6/28/2013 4:16:35 PM EST
    FILE - Alexander Hanna, left, and Yon Hudson are denied a marriage license by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar at the County Clerk's Office, in Santa Fe, N.M. on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Across the country, the June 2013 landmark Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage have energized activists and politicians on both sides of the debate. Efforts to impose bans - and to repeal them - took on new intensity, as did a spate of lawsuits by gays demanding the right to marry. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)