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 During his presidency, Obama, among other moves, rescinded the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule prohibiting gay military people from revealing their sexual orientation.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