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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 During his presidency, Obama, among other moves, rescinded the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule prohibiting gay military people from revealing their sexual orientation.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

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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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Justice Kennedy Halts Prop 8 Request

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from Proposition 8 supporters in California to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the nation’s most populous state.

06/30/2013

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Supreme Court Gives Gay Marriage Historic Boost

In a historic day for gay rights, the Supreme Court gave the nation’s legally married gay couples equal federal footing with all other married Americans on Wednesday and also cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

06/27/2013

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Gay Rights Supporters Erupt in Cheers Over Supreme Court Ruling

Chanting “DOMA is Dead,” supporters of same-sex marriage burst into cheers Wednesday at news of the Supreme Court’s decision invalidating part of a law denying gay marriage partners the same federal benefits heterosexual couples enjoy.

06/26/2013

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Caterpillar Inc. Drops Boys Scouts

The company’s move wasn’t directly tied to the recent Boy Scouts decision to continue to bar homosexual adults from roles within the organization while allowing openly gay children to be scouts.

06/13/2013

President Barack Obama's trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the African continent. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Gay Rights Disputes May Taint Obama Africa Tour

President Barack Obama’s trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movement in the U.S. and the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the African continent.

05/31/2013

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Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys

The Boy Scouts of America’s National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.

05/23/2013

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