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US Ambassador Praises Australia Gay Marriage ProgressThe 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.
Science Magazine Retracts Study on Voters' Gay-Rights ViewsScience 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.
50 Years After Selma, Biden Ties Gay Rights To Civil RightsGays 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.
U.S. to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in 7 New StatesThe federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states.
Gov. McAuliffe Officiates at Lesbian Wedding Gov. Terry McAuliffe has become the first Virginia governor to preside over a same-sex wedding ceremony.
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.
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.”
GOP Senator Collins Announces Support For Gay MarriageMaine Republican Susan Collins says she supports legalized same-sex marriage.
Gay Eagle Scout From Md. Asks Amazon to Stop Donations to BSAA gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at's headquarters urging the company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America.
Arizona Gov. Vetoes Controversial Religious Freedom BillGov. 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.
So Far Silence From Olympians On Anti-Gay LawsThe issue of gay rights in Russia has faded into the background as the Games progress.
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.
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