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Gay rights pioneer Lilli Vincenz, 74, right, and her life partner Nancy Ruth Davis, 75, pose in their home in Arlington, Va., Thursday, May 10, 2012.  At the birthplace of the gay rights movement, patrons at New York City's Stonewall Inn said they felt like they were living history. In Wyoming, the mother of a gay man beaten to death said words couldn't express her gratitude. The president's declaration that he supports gay marriage may have lacked the urgency of Kennedy's push for the Civil Rights Act, or the force and finality of the Emancipation Proclamation, but in places key to the history of gay rights, it's being greeted as a major milestone. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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