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Kay Tobin Lahusen, 82, an early photographer of the gay rights movement, poses for a photograph with a portrait of her late partner Barbara Gittings, Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Kennett Square, Pa. President Barack Obama'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/Matt Rourke)

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