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California Assembly Speaker John Perez, the body's first openly gay leader, urges lawmakers to approve a measure requiring public schools to teach the historical contributions of gay Americans, on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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California Assembly Speaker John Perez, the body's first openly gay leader, urges lawmakers to approve a measure requiring public schools to teach the historical contributions of gay Americans, on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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