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New Hampshire's Bishop Gene Robinson

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New Hampshire's Bishop Gene Robinson

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New Hampshire's Bishop Gene Robinson

New Hampshire's Bishop Gene Robinson

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On Nov. 2, 2003, Bishop Gene Robinson became the world's first openly gay Episcopal bishop. He was elected by the Diocese of New Hampshire. His appointment and confirmation have caused some division in the Episcopal Church. Robinson was married for 13 years. He continues to be close to his ex-wife and two daughters. For more than 16 years, he's been in a relationship with a man.

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