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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 plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.  (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

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to State Department employees in a lobby of the State Department on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Announces Support For Gay Marriage

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is announcing her support for gay marriage.

03/18/2013

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Boy Scouts Considering Retreat From No-Gays Policy

The Boys Scouts of America is considering a dramatic retreat from its controversial policy of excluding gays as leaders and youth members.

01/28/2013

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Woman Denied Driver’s License In Wife’s Name

For a year, Romney waitress Cynthia Landis has legally been a Landis.

12/06/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

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