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US Ambassador Praises Australia Gay Marriage Progress

The U.S. ambassador to Australia told Australian marriage equality supporters on Monday that although their nation continues to ban same-sex marriage, it remains more progressive than his own in protecting the rights of gay employees and sportsmen.

06/15/2015

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Science Magazine Retracts Study on Voters’ Gay-Rights Views

Science magazine has formally retracted an article about a study gauging the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters’ views toward support for same-sex marriage.

05/28/2015

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50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights To Civil Rights

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.

03/06/2015

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U.S. to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in 7 New States

The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states.

10/17/2014

File photo of two women exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. McAuliffe Officiates at Lesbian Wedding

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the first Virginia governor to preside over a same-sex wedding ceremony.

10/11/2014

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Gay Rights Movie Postponed at Catholic University

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.

10/03/2014

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.”  (credit: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: Gay Rights ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day’

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.”

06/26/2014

Maine Republican Susan Collins says she supports the legalization of same-sex marriage. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Senator Collins Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Maine Republican Susan Collins says she supports legalized same-sex marriage.

06/25/2014

Jennifer Tyrrell of Bridgeport, Ohio, hugs Pascal Tessier, of Kensington, Maryland. (Photo by Stewart House/Getty Images)

Gay Eagle Scout From Md. Asks Amazon to Stop Donations to BSA

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.

05/22/2014

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Arizona Gov. Vetoes Controversial Religious Freedom Bill

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.

02/26/2014

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