65 Signs That 2013 Wasn't the Worst

There was lots to be sad about this year, but let's not forget the rays of light peeking through the clouds

May

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Beastie Boy Honored
The city of New York showed Adam Yauch some love, dedicating a park in Brooklyn to the late, great MCA.

Gay Marriage Comes to Rhode Island, Delaware, Minnesota – andFrance
The rising tide of marriage equality swept along a trio of American states in May. Even the nation of France said oui, becoming the world's 14th nation to embrace same-sex marriage.

Medical Marijuana Comes to Maryland
Governor Martin O'Malley signed legislation making Maryland the 18th state in the union to embrace medical marijuana.

Charles Ramsey Hailed as Hero
The humble McDonald's devotee became a national hero after helping to rescue three kidnapped women from years of unspeakable abuse at the hands of Ariel Castro in Cleveland.

Boy Scouts Vote to Admit Gay Youth
The Boy Scouts of America voted for the first time in its 103-year history to allow openly gay troop members, proclaiming that "Youth may not be denied membership in the BSA on the basis of sexual orientation or preference."

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