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Inaugural pastor withdraws over anti-gay remarks

The evangelical pastor chosen to give the benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration withdrew from the ceremony Thursday after remarks surfaced that he made two decades ago condemning the gay rights movement....

 

Baldwin makes history as new senator

Ever since her victory in November, Tammy Baldwin has almost downplayed the historic significance of her winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.

 

New laws address gays, children, immigration

Bills

Measures on gay rights and child safety are among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 2013, along with attempts to prevent identity theft and perennial efforts to restrict abortion and illegal immigration.

 

Maine and Maryland Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage

Jubilant gay rights advocates called the results a historic turning point, a sign that public opinion is shifting in their direction.

 

Prisoner sues after inmate bites off part of his nose

Prison Violence

A gay man sued a Kentucky jail and a fellow inmate Tuesday, saying the other prisoner bit off part of his nose after harassing him for days. The suit says that Brandon Milam, of Bowling Green, Ky., was sitting on his bed on July 2 when Timothy Schwartz, the other inmate, approached him, pinned him against the wall and began punching his face.

 

Study finds rise in gay characters on network TV

The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV is at its highest-ever level in the season ahead, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

 

Calif. first to ban gay teen 'conversion' therapy

Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that makes California the first state to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy that's aimed at making gay teenagers straight....

 

Furor fades a year after military's gay ban lifted

They are images Americans had never seen before. Jubilant young men and women in military uniforms marching beneath a rainbow flag in a gay-pride parade. Soldiers and sailors returning from deployment and, in time-honored tradition, embracing their beloved -- only this time with same-sex kisses.

 

Madonna sued in Russia for supporting gays

Some Russian activists have sued Madonna for millions of dollars, claiming they were offended by her support for gay rights during a recent concert in St. Petersburg.

 

US nuns consider response to Vatican censure

Nuns

At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform. The national assembly is the first since a Vatican review concluded the Roman Catholic sisters had tolerated dissent about the all-male priesthood, birth control and homosexuality, while remaining nearly silent in the fight against abortion. Officials at the Holy See want a full-scale overhaul of the organization under the authority of U.S. bishops.

 

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