NEW YORK (AP) - Even as it celebrates victories in the push for same-sex marriage, America's gay-rights movement is experiencing self-criticism and internal divisions over its approach to other thorny issues.
Some activists say the marriage campaign has diverted resources from causes that may be harder to market - such as rights for transgender people and advocacy to combat AIDS.
Same-sex marriage has indeed dominated the gay-rights agenda recently, generating intensive news coverage and gaining public support.
Within a few weeks in May and June, the number of states with same-sex marriage grew from nine to 13, and the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that barred the federal government from recognizing such marriages. Yet during the same period, many activist leaders were conferring on the need to re-energize the fight against AIDS.
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