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TBC Staff, 10/14/2006: Former U.S. Rep. Gerry Studds, the first openly gay person elected to Congress, died early Saturday at Boston Medical Center, his husband, Dean Hara, said. Hara, who married Studds shortly after gay marriage was legalized in 2004, said Studds was a pioneer who gave courage to gay people everywhere. "He gave people of his generation, or my generation, of future generations, the courage to do whatever they wanted to do," he said.

[TBC: Just as with rebellious ancient Israel, "the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed"- Isaiah:9:16-17.]