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House Democrats seek vote on ENDA
PinkNews.co.uk, September 19, 2014
Wednesday, a discharge petition was filed by four US House Democrats in an attempt to force a vote of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act by the end of the congressional term.

Census Bureau now categorizes same-sex married couples as ‘families’
Charlotte Observer, September 18, 2014
In prior years, the U.S. Census Bureau counted such couples as “unmarried partners,” even if they were legally married. But now, starting with the new annual American Community Survey, they are in among the family totals.

ACLU seeks recognition of Wisconsin same-sex marriages
PinkNews.co.uk, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit seeking recognition of a group of Wisconsin same-sex marriages that were conducted while the state’s same-sex marriage ban was temporarily blocked.

San Francisco politician: I’m on PrEP . . . other gay men should consider it too
PinkNews.co.uk, September 18, 2014
Scott Wiener, a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has become one of the first politicians in the US to announce publicly that he’s taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) in order to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

Mary Cheney: Backing gay rights will help GOP become majority party
Washington Blade, September 18, 2014
For Mary Cheney, backing gay rights isn’t just the right course of action for the Republican Party in moral terms, it’s also the path that’ll help the GOP at the polls.

Photo ID rules could leave 24,000 trans people unable to vote
PinkNews.co.uk, September 17, 2014
A report has raised concerns that that strict photo ID requirements could leave 24,000 transgender people unable to vote in November’s midterm elections.

Arizona Latino leaders announce support for same-sex marriage
Phoenix New Times, September 17, 2014
Latino leaders from across the state kicked off National Hispanic Heritage Month by announcing their support for marriage equality.

Idaho has spent over $70,000 defending ban on same-sex marriage
PinkNews.co.uk, September 14, 2014
Idaho’s attempts to defend its same-sex marriage ban have cost taxpayers over $70,000 so far.

New Jersey 'gay conversion therapy' ban is upheld
Reuters, September 11, 2014
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld New Jersey's ban on counseling intended to change the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian children.

Remembering Mark Bingham and all those lost and affected by 9/11
PinkNews.co.uk, September 11, 2014
The US is remembering the victims of the 9/11 attacks in a series of memorials marking the 13th anniversary. The legacy of those who died continues to live on, illustrated by the story of Mark Bingham.

House panel rejects LGBT veterans’ benefits bill
PinkNews.co.uk, September 11, 2014
A US House of Representatives panel has rejected a bill that would have ensured that same-sex spouses of veterans receive benefits regardless of the state they live in.

Supreme Court to Discuss Gay Marriage
Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2014
The court on Wednesday listed gay marriage petitions from five states – Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin – for consideration at its Sept. 29 private conference. Officials in those states are asking the court to decide whether state bans on same-sex marriage are constitutional.

Indiana and Wisconsin ask Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage
PinkNews.co.uk, September 10, 2014
The states of Indiana and Wisconsin on Tuesday asked the US Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage.

GOP Senate candidate shows support for same-sex marriage
PinkNews.co.uk, September 10, 2014
A Republican Senate nominee for the state of Oregon has in a rare move for a GOP candidate expressed her support for same-sex marriage. Monica Wehby highlighted her support for gay and lesbian couples to marry in a TV ad released by her campaign.

Federal appeals court to hear three states’ gay marriage cases
PinkNews.co.uk, September 8, 2014
A federal appeals court will today hear arguments on the same-sex marriage bans in three US states – Idaho, Hawaii and Nevada.

Churches urge high court to act on gay marriage
USA Today, September 6, 2014
The Mormon church and four religious organizations are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and settle once and for all the question of whether states can outlaw gay marriage.

Louisiana judge upholds ban on same-sex marriage
PinkNews.co.uk, September 3, 2014
Today District Judge Martin Feldman shattered the winning streak of equality activists, by finding against their case to throw out the state’s Amendment 1 marriage ban.

Gay groups to march in St. Patrick's Day Parade as a ban falls
New York Times, September 4, 2014
The decision to allow a gay group to march under its own banner in the New York parade ends a policy that has prompted protests, court battles and bitter debate for decades.

Which marriage case will the Supreme Court take?
Washington Blade, September 3, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t expected to issue a ruling on marriage equality until the middle of next year, but potential cases are already stacked up for justices to select when they begin their new term this fall.

Clinton’s new challenge: The Millennials
Advocate.com, September 3, 2014
Millennials are more progressive on LGBT rights than Hillary was in 2008. Can she inspire them to the polls in a 2016 run?

The hidden message in Supreme Court's recent marriage rulings
Advocate.com, August 27, 2014
When it comes to forecasting what the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are going to do, there are only two kinds of prediction: vague ones and wrong ones.

Federal court to hear arguments against Wisconsin and Indiana gay marriage bans
PinkNews.co.uk, August 26, 2014
A federal appeals court panel will today hear arguments in cases challenging the same-sex marriage bans in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana.

The Pentagon can easily drop its ban on transgender troops, study finds
Washington Post, August 25, 2014
The armed forces continue to enforce a ban on transgender military service, months after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in May that he was open to a review that would lift it.

Federal judge rules Florida’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
PinkNews.co.uk, August 22, 2014
Federal District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that Florida's 2008 voter-approved same-sex ban is in violation of the constitutional guarantee of equal protection and due process.

New York governor pushes for state to outlaw trans discrimination
PinkNews.co.uk, August 22, 2014
In a letter to Empire State Pride Agenda on Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state’s human rights laws should include gender identity and gender expression.

Supreme Court: No same-sex marriage in Virginia, yet
CNN.com, August 20, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.

California bill would let birth certificates reflect same-sex parents
Reuters, August 20, 2014
irth certificates in California would be changed to more accurately reflect families in which parents are of the same gender under a bill passed by the legislature on Wednesday.

VA sued for denying benefits to gay spouses
FoxNews.com, August 20, 2014
A law firm representing gay and lesbian service members and veterans on Tuesday filed suit against the Veterans Affairs Department for failing to extend benefits to same-sex spouses who live in states that do not recognize their marriages.

Judge: Indiana must recognize other states' marriages
WSMHRadio.com, August 20, 2014
A Federal judge ruled yesterday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages solemnized in other states.

Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection
Asbury Park Press, August 19, 2014
Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.”

LGBT advocates fight plan to sell Plaza Hotel to Sultan Of Brunei
CBS New York, August 18, 2014
A call has been launched for people to boycott the famed Plaza Hotel at Grand Army Plaza and the Dream Downtown Hotel in Chelsea – if they are sold to a certain owner.

Family Research Council: Abolish judges if they keep ruling for equal marriage
PinkNews.co.uk, August 18, 2014
The Family Research Council has called for the abolition of the judiciary, because “unelected judges” keep ruling in favour of same-sex marriage.

Facebook donated $10,000 to Republican fighting same-sex marriage
PinkNews.co.uk, August 15, 2014
Facebook has made a $10,000 donation to Utah Republican Sean Reyes, who is currently fighting against same-sex marriage in court.

Wall Street leaders welcome openly gay CEO of U.S. bank
Bloomberg, August 15, 2014
Top Wall Street executives voiced support for C1 Financial Inc. Chief Executive Officer Trevor Burgess, who yesterday became the first openly gay CEO of a bank traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Meet an officer who transitioned at the CIA
Advocate.com, August 15, 2014
Not too long ago, openly LGBT people were denied federal security clearances. These days, the CIA has an extensive strategy in place to help trans employees confirm their gender expression.

Baton Rouge council rejects 'fairness ordinance'
KSLA.com, August 14, 2014
The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has voted 8-4 vote to reject a proposed local law banning discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Jason Collins says he is leaning toward retirement
NBC Sports, August 14, 2014
What Jason Collins did last season was important because in the 22 games and 172 minutes he played the second half of last season, he helped change perceptions and start a conversation. He was the first openly gay player on a major professional sports team in the United States. That matters more than basketball.

Appeals court won’t grant stay of Va. same-sex marriage ruling
LGBTQNation, August 13, 2014
A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, which means that same-sex couples could begin marrying in the state as early as next week.

Wisconsin Republican who backs Uganda’s anti-gay law wins primary
PinkNews.co.uk, August 13, 2014
Wisconsin Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman, who supports Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act has won a primary, securing the party’s nomination to the House of Representatives.

Attorney: Manning not receiving hormone therapy
Military Times, August 13, 2014
Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn't receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the American Civil Liberties Union and Manning's attorney said Tuesday.

Obama makes surprise video appearance at Gay Games opening
NY Daily News, August 10, 2014
In a surprise video message as the international event began Saturday night, Obama affirmed U.S. support for LGBT rights. Lance Bass and the Pointer Sisters also helped kick off the weeklong games.