Gays and lesbians are fighting for the same equal rights that African-Americans fought for decades ago, Vice President Joe Biden said Friday, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic march in Selma, Alabama.
The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the first Virginia governor to preside over a same-sex wedding ceremony.
A Catholic University student group postponed a screening of a movie about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.
Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”
Maine Republican Susan Collins says she supports legalized same-sex marriage.
A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com’s headquarters urging the company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America.
Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination and subjected Arizona to blistering criticism from major corporations and political leaders from both parties.
The issue of gay rights in Russia has faded into the background as the Games progress.
President Obama announced the tennis legend will be part of the official U.S. delegation.