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Out for Gay Marriage

During a floor debate on a measure to repeal a gay marriage ban, Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson announced to his colleagues that he is gay. "I'm Black. I'm gay," he said, after noting that his father's remarriage to someone of a different race once would have been banned, too. "If this hurts your marriage, then your marriage was in trouble in the first place," he said.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Campaign for Kelvin Atkinson)