Richard Adams, early figure in gay marriage, dies

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In this May 10, 1984 photo, gay partners Richard Adams, left, and Anthony Sullivan appear at a news conference. They were facing the deportation of Sullivan to Austrialia. Adams, who used both the altar and the courtroom to help begin the push for gay marriage four decades before it reached the center of the national consciousness, has died, his attorney said Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. After a brief illness, Adams died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at age 65 in the Hollywood home he shared with Sullivan, his partner of 43 years, attorney Lavi Soloway told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times) Photo by
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