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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

Human rights groups are disappointed athletes have not been speaking out against Russia's anti-gay laws. (Getty Images)

So Far Silence From Olympians On Anti-Gay Laws

The issue of gay rights in Russia has faded into the background as the Games progress.

02/15/2014

Billie Jean King was unable to attend the opening ceremonies because of her mother's illness. (Getty Images)

Billie Jean King To Attend Sochi Closing Ceremonies For U.S.

President Obama announced the tennis legend will be part of the official U.S. delegation.

02/15/2014

Hong Kong billionaire at a 50th anniversary party in October, 2013. (Getty Images)

Hong Kong Lesbian Appeals To Tycoon Dad Over Dowry Offer

Gigi Chao is asking her father to accept her for who she is.

01/29/2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the state will side with plaintiffs seeking to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage. (Getty Images)

Virginia AG Says State Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will not defend the gay marriage ban against federal lawsuits that challenge it.

01/23/2014

Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed. (credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Liberal Shift in Virginia Puts Gay Marriage Debate in National Spotlight

Almost overnight, Virginia has emerged as a critical state in the nationwide fight to grant gay men and women the right to wed.

01/19/2014

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. (Credit: Office of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown)

Equality Maryland Endorses Brown for Governor

Equality Maryland is endorsing Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in the state’s governor’s race.

12/23/2013

Boy Scouts of America. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Lockheed Martin Halts Boy Scouts Donations Over Gay Ban

Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, based in Bethesda, is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization’s ban on gays serving as adult leaders.

12/19/2013

Bombings, Shutdowns And A New Pope: Top News Stories Of 2013

From the rise of a rock-star pope, to the unfathomable bombing that rocked a marathon, we lived and breathed events that would forever alter the course of history. Here at CBS Local, here’s a list […]

12/11/2013

Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Gains Piling Up; Battles Still Ahead

In Maine, a congressman running for governor came out as gay. In Hawaii, lawmakers girded for a vote to legalize same-sex marriage. And in the U.S. Senate, seven Republicans joined the Democrats in a landmark step toward banning workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

11/05/2013

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