July 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
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Former First Lady Laura Bush is among the public figures in a new ad expressing support for marriage equality (Blade photo by Michael Key)

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

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