Dec 3, 2013 — From the White House and the Supreme Court on down, gay rights advocates have won a string of victories this year. Many Americans remain opposed to same-sex marriage, but support for gays and gay marriage has been rising — particularly among young people.
Nov 7, 2013 — The Employment Non-Discrimination Act gives workplace protections to workers and applicants who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. The bill would apply to any private employer with more than 15 workers, and includes an exemption for religious groups. It faces strong opposition in the House.
Nov 5, 2013 — VIDEO: Watch the Republican senator from Illinois deliver his first remarks from the floor of the Senate since suffering a stroke nearly two years ago. He spoke up in favor of legislation that would ban discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Nov 4, 2013 — A bill to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity has more Senate support than ever before. But its prospects are grim in the GOP-controlled House.
Aug 29, 2013 — California's pioneering law that prohibits treating young gay people with psychotherapy in an attempt to change their sexual orientation has cleared a constitutional challenge in federal appeals court. The law was put on hold after its opponents won an injunction last December.
Aug 19, 2013 — Emma Green Tregaro, the Swedish athlete who painted her fingernails the colors of a rainbow to support gay rights, has repainted her nails red, after track's governing body warned that her nails flouted its ban on political statements at events.
Aug 7, 2013 — Two men who were holding hands on a bus at the Albuquerque International Sunport have received an apology for the way the driver treated them. "We were just on vacation in New Mexico," Ron McCoy says. "We weren't trying to be Rosa Parks."
Jul 29, 2013 — In an unusually candid news conference, the pope said gay people should be integrated into society instead of being ostracized. His view of gays is being seen as diverging from his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. He also divulged what he keeps in his black bag.
Jun 30, 2013 — Proponents of California's Proposition 8 had asked that marriages be suspended while they decide whether to ask the court to reconsider its ruling about that initiative. Meanwhile, gay pride celebrations were happening in cities across the U.S.
Jun 28, 2013 — The term "dignity" appears no less than nine times in the Supreme Court's landmark opinion overturning the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage. It's a familiar concept in Justice Anthony Kennedy's writing.