1. PASSIONATE

    Bloomberg Defends Gay Marriage

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    What better way to get your message across to thousands of North Carolina residents? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a commencement speech at the University of North Carolina Sunday defending the right of gays and lesbians to marry. Last week the state passed a controversial amendment to ban same-sex marriage, which Bloomberg said showed “just how much more work needs to be done to ensure freedom and equality for all people.”

    Read it at The New York Times