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  • Sen. Leno pushes to recognize out of state marriages in CA

    Out CA State Sen. Mark Leno has authored SB 54, a bill that would allow California to recognize same-sex…

  • Senate Passes Matthew Shepard Act

    Late last night the Senate passed Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 909) as an amendment to a…

  • Councilman wants city contractors to equalize benefits

    Openly gay Long Beach, Calif., City Councilman Robert Garcia says contractors who offer spousal benefits to their employees should…

  • Straight Iraq war vet helms DADT repeal effort

    Rep. Patrick Murphy, an Iraq war veteran in his second term in the U.S. House, will lead efforts to…

  • Victory Fund remembers Rodger McFarlane

    The boards and staff of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute extend our deepest sympathies to…

  • Baldwin, Frank, Polis press officials over treatment of Iraqi gays

    Reps. Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank and Jared Polis have sent a letter to the newly-confirmed U.S. ambassador to Iraq,…

  • Quinn: Look me in the eye and tell me I deserve less

    Openly lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told the media yesterday, "This is the most thrilling press…

  • McCain’s daughter urges GOP to embrace gays

    Meghan McCain, daughter of GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, calls anti-gay sentiment among some Republicans "un-American," adding, "I…

  • Marriage equality comes to Vermont

    The Vermont Senate voted to override Governor Jim Douglas' veto of a bill that would grant marriage equality to…

  • Lesbian nominated to D.C. Superior Court

    President Obama has nominated out lesbian Marisa Demeo to serve as a judge in the D.C. Superior Court. The…

  • Study analyzes poverty among gays and lesbians

    Despite the commonly held perception that gays and lesbians are generally more affluent, a new study confirms that many…

  • Gay Washington state legislators celebrate two victories

    Out state legislators in Washington are celebrating the State Senate's passage of two LGBT rights bills -- one of…

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