| May 24, 2010
A proposal to step up the repeal of the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military but still allow the Pentagon time - perhaps even years - to implement new policies won the White House's backing on Monday after administration officials met...
| Jan 27, 2010
A senior White House official says President Obama is expected to address Congress regarding the revocation of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy during Wednesday's address to the nation, a contradiction to what another White House official told reporters...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 12:50 PM
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 &...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 7:12 PM
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....
| Oct 28, 2010
| 3:22 AM
A member of a northern Arkansas school board, commenting on a campaign to get people to wear purple to show support for bullied gay and lesbian youth, purportedly posted on Facebook that the only way he would wear purple is "if they all commit suicide."...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 8:54 AM
In a landmark for gay rights, the Senate on Saturday voted to let gays serve openly in the military, giving President Barack Obama the chance to fulfill a campaign promise and repeal the 17-year policy known as "don't ask, don't tell."
Obama was expected...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 8:56 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 9:50 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 2:17 PM
A bill to legalize gay marriage in Maryland fell short Friday after supporters failed to find enough votes to overcome Republican opposition and misgivings by some Democrats in the deeply Catholic state.
A final vote had been expected in the House, but...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:01 PM
Catherine Kelly and Sue Heether began their relationship in 1994, when both were teaching at a Baltimore-area Catholic school, and felt they had to keep the arrangement closely guarded for years.
But as same-sex couples became more visible over the...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 8:23 AM
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...