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Obama opposes Boy Scouts' policy banning gays

Boy Scouts

President Barack Obama opposes a controversial Boy Scouts' policy banning gay Scouts and leaders, the White House said Wednesday. White House spokesman Shin Inouye said in a statement that Obama believes the Boy Scouts of America has helped to educate and build character in boys. “He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation,” according to the statement, which was first reported by the Washington Blade.


Gay rights activists plan Chick-fil-A 'Kiss In'

Chick-Fil-A Kiss-in

Gay rights activists and other supporters of marriage equality planned a national "Kiss In" at Chick-fil-A restaurants Friday to protest the fast-food chain owners' opposition to same-sex unions....


Same-sex marriage foes urge support for Chick-fil-a chain

Two former Republican presidential candidates are encouraging people to eat at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday to show support for the chain restaurant as it weathers criticism for its president's public opposition to same-sex marriage.


NYC mayor: Chick-fil-A flap over gay marriage is none of government’s business

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a fast food chain’s opposition to gay marriage is none of “the government’s business.” Bloomberg said Friday that he strongly disagrees with the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco in that regard. Chick-fil-A’s (chihk-fih-LAYZ’) opposition to gay marriage has touched off a national furor. Gay rights groups have called for a boycott and the three mayors have said Chick-fil-A was not welcome in their cities.


Sidebar: An Unexpected Alliance in a Same-Sex Marriage Case

A law that denies benefits to married same-sex spouses raises federalism concerns, say the law’s challengers.


Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner

Barney Frank

Congressman Barney Frank and his long-time partner Jim Ready were married Saturday evening in Newton, Mass., in a ceremony officiated by Governor Deval Patrick.


Anderson Cooper: I'm Gay

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper has, at long last, publicly said he is gay. Cooper made the announcement in an email to writer Andrew Sullivan. "The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud," he wrote.


Views shift little after Obama backs gay marriage

President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage appears to have made Americans on both sides of the issue even more entrenched in their positions, firing up his young, liberal backers and intensifying opposition from Republicans and conservatives, according to a new poll.


Ex-Rutgers student in webcam case leaves jail

Dharun Ravi

Dharun Ravi, who was convicted of bias intimidation for using a webcam to see his roommate kiss another man, has been released from jail after serving 20 days of a 30-day sentence.


Key part of federal gay marriage law ruled unconstitutional

Advocates of same-sex marriage won a major legal victory — and greatly increased the odds of a U.S. Supreme Court showdown on the subject — as an appeals court ruled that the government could not deny tax, Social Security and other federal benefits to gay couples who were legally married in their home states.


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