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  • Senate advances bill to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    Senate advances bill to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
    In a landmark vote for gay rights, the Senate on Saturday voted to advance legislation that would overturn the military ban on openly gay troops known as "don't ask, don't tell." The 63-33 test vote all but guarantees the legislation will pass the...
  • Obama Signs Landmark Repeal Of Military's Gay Ban

    Obama Signs Landmark Repeal Of Military's Gay Ban
    WASHINGTON -- Declaring that members of the military will no longer be asked to lie, President Barack Obama fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday and signed a landmark law repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the armed services....
  • Connecticut's Leaders in Congress have Evolved Their Views on Gay Marriage

    When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed in 1996, all but one member of Connecticut's congressional delegation voted for the legislation that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. Times have changed. Connecticut has legalized...
  • Kobe Bryant to Appeal $100,000 Fine for Gay Slur

    Kobe Bryant to Appeal $100,000 Fine for Gay Slur
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Kobe Bryant says he will appeal his $100,000 fine for directing a gay slur at a referee during Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. Bryant called the appeal "standard protocol" during an interview on ESPN 710's Mason &...
  • Newport's Kobe Bryant fined for gay slur

    The NBA has fined Newport Coast resident Kobe Bryant $100,000 for directing a gay slur at a referee during Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. It happened during an outburst by Bryant after he received his 15th technical foul of the season....
  • HUD Offers Latest Obama Administration Attempt To Strengthen LGBT Rights Through Regulation

    HUD Offers Latest Obama Administration Attempt To Strengthen LGBT Rights Through Regulation
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled a series of proposed rules on Thursday designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination when applying for federal housing assistance. The HUD proposal marks...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Accept Gay Marriage

    Poll: Majority of Americans Accept Gay Marriage
    LOS ANGELES -- Fifty-three percent of Americans support making gay marriage legal, a Gallup poll showed on Friday, a marked reversal from just a year ago when an equal majority opposed same-sex matrimony. The latest Gallup findings are in line with two...
  • Majority Of Americans Support Gay Marriage In Poll

    Majority Of Americans Support Gay Marriage In Poll
    Fifty-three percent of Americans support making gay marriage legal, a Gallup poll showed on Friday, a marked reversal from just a year ago when an equal majority opposed same-sex matrimony. The latest Gallup findings are in line with two earlier national...
  • In Theory: Could same-sex marriage become legal?

    Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
  • President Obama says he supports same-sex marriage

    President Obama says he supports same-sex marriage
    President Barack Obama, who previously said his views on the issue were "evolving," said Wednesday that he supports same-sex marriage. The announcement puts Obama squarely at odds with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who...
  • Biden Apologizes for Forcing Obama's Hand on Gay Marriage

    Biden Apologizes for Forcing Obama's Hand on Gay Marriage
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden has apologized to President Barack Obama for putting him in a tough position that led to Obama's announcement that he now supports same-sex marriage, senior administration officials said Thursday. Obama said in an...
  • Obama Says He Supports Same Sex Marriage

    Obama Says He Supports Same Sex Marriage
    President Barack Obama, who previously said his views on the issue were "evolving," said Wednesday that he supports same-sex marriage. The announcement puts Obama squarely at odds with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who...