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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 is running for Maryland governor in 2014. (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

Obama's administration has aggressively utilized social networking to convey its message, and Obama said workplace discrimination is "offensive." (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Obama Writes Post Urging Equal Treatment Of Gays, Congressional Action

Obama also said that Congress needs to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. During his presidency, Obama, among other moves, rescinded the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule prohibiting gay military people from revealing their sexual orientation.

11/04/2013

Judy Shepard, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and mother of hate crime victim Matthew Shepard, stands next to a photograph of the fence where Matthew was murdered, during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in 2007 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

D.C. Vigil Marks 15 Years Since Gay Student’s Death

A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who was abducted and killed in Laramie, Wyo.

10/11/2013

File photo of the March on Washington. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights Includes Gays 50 Years After March on Washington

Months before Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was planning all the essential details to keep the crowd orderly and engaged.

08/21/2013

A gay rights activist waves a flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The high court is expected to rule Wednesday on some high profile decisions including California's Proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.  (Photo credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Library of Congress Adds To Their Gay Rights Collection

The Library of Congress has acquired the papers, photographs, films and memorabilia of gay rights pioneer Lilli Vincenz.

07/25/2013

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