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Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week, March 3 - March 9

First Posted: 03/10/2012 7:48 am Updated: 03/10/2012 7:57 am

It's the weekend and that means it's time for one of our two weekly round ups: "Something To Celebrate," which takes a look back at the best LGBT news of the last seven days or, as we're bringing you today, "Know Thine Enemy," a series that features 10 of the worst anti-gay moments from last week.

You can think of it as a primer filled with the anti-gay rhetoric being leveled against us, as a reminder of how far we still have to go, and maybe even as a chance to have a laugh (because let's be honest, some of this stuff is so ridiculous it's pretty hilarious).

Check out the stories we covered this week below -- all in one convenient slideshow -- and let us know who you think the biggest enemy of the LGBT community was.

Pope Benedict Denounces Gay Marriage Efforts In U.S.
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Pope Benedict on Friday denounced the "powerful political and cultural currents" seeking to legalise gay marriage in the United States, where Maryland has just become the eighth state to allow it.

The pope's latest comments in opposition to homosexual marriage came in an address to bishops from several Midwestern states on a regular visit to the Vatican.

"Sexual differences cannot be dismissed as irrelevant to the definition of marriage," he said.

He added that the traditional family and marriage had to be "defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature" because, he said, whatever injured families injured society.

Read the full story here.
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Filed by Noah Michelson  |