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IRELAND: Norris Concedes

Openly gay Sen. David Norris has conceded his loss in Ireland's presidential election. An early favorite, Norris would have been the world's first gay president, but his campaign was damaged by the revelation that he'd pleaded for clemency for an ex-boyfriend accused of having a relationship with an underage boy.

RELATED: In 2009 Iceland's Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the world's first openly gay prime minster when her party appointed her to lead the new coalition government.

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