LGBT rights advocates gather at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on April 1, 2015, after the state became the epicenter of a fight over measures critics say are anti-gay. Several Arkansas cities are trying to stem any potential fallout with efforts to push back on the new laws and expand anti-discrimination protections. Some Arkansas cities push back against anti-gay laws by expanding LGBT protections
After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.

Wisconsin same-sex couple asks court to order both names on child’s birth certificate

District of Columbia
U.S. House committee won’t consider resolution to kill D.C. LGBT students’ rights law

Marriage equality opponents rally outside the Texas state capitol in Austin on Monday, March 23, 2015.
Marriage News Watch: April 20, 2015

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Rubio: Gay is not a choice, but that doesn’t mean you have a constitutional right to marry

Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, participates in a roundtable with educators and students at the Kirkwood Community College's Jones County Regional Center in Monticello, Iowa, on April 14, 2015.
Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign’s outset

Ron Huberman
The impact of meeting Harvey Milk: From marching in a protest to making history in the workforce

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Gay mentor, belief in dignity at the core of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s views

Rowse and DeBoer
Michigan same-sex marriage challenge began as an adoption case

Robert Grunn
Funeral director speaks up for the deceased and their loved ones in marriage case

Matthew Mansell, left and Johno Espejo at their home in Placentia, Calif. The couple moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Franklin, Tennessee, in 2012 for Mansell’s job as a conflicts analyst for an international law firm.
California couple become part of Tennessee same-sex marriage challenge

Gov. Bill Walker (I-Alaska)
Alaska LGBT rights groups ask governor to end appeal of same‑sex marriage ruling

IBM tells North Carolina governor it opposes ‘religious freedom’ bill

A group of students at McGuffey High School in Claysville, Pa., allegedly spread the news that if they were “anti-gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands.
Students at Pa. school organize ‘Anti-gay day’ in response to ‘Day of Silence’

Houston LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance prevails as judge backs city in court challenge

Patricia Todd
Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker named director of local HRC chapter

Cardinal Francis George
Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

El Salvador approves measures banning same-sex marriage, gay couple adoption

Mexico's Supreme Court in Mexico City
Mexico’s Supreme Court says laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are ‘discriminatory’

Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo (R-Guam)
Guam governor refuses to allow marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Britini Rogers, left and Brittani Henry with their son Jayseon in Middletown, Ohio. An impending birth spurred Henry and Rogers to get married. It’s the possibility of an untimely death that pushed them to become part of the same-sex marriage legal actions now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
What would happen to their son if something happens to them?

This circa 1990 photo provided by George Pagonis shows his child, Jennifer Pagonis, who now identifies as "Pidgeon," in Chicago. Pagonis was born intersex, an umbrella term for several conditions in which an infant's reproductive anatomy doesn't conform to standard definitions of male or female.
Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic surgical treatments

Another judge rejects Kentucky same-sex marriage ban

Judge rejects motions to downgrade charges in Philly gay bashing

Which GOP 2016 hopeful would attend a same-sex wedding, which one wouldn’t, and who wouldn’t say

Salvatore Cordileone
Some San Francisco Catholics call for ouster of anti-gay archbishop

Kenneth Morgan Stancil III
Suspect in North Carolina shooting says he’s a neo-Nazi who hates gays ‘with a passion’

Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
Jindal defends religious objections bill that would allow anti-LGBT discrimination

Kelly Noe, left, and her spouse, Kelly McCracken, along with their daughter, Ruby Noe-McCracken, are Ohio plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case to be argued before the Supreme Court in late April. Noe and McCracken say they give their baby daughter a lot of love. Now, they want the nation’s highest court to give them more legal status.
Two Kellys raising their baby as loving, if not legal, parents

David Brian Michener, left, and William Herbert Ives, who were committed partners for 18 years, with their three adopted children, from left, Michael, Anna and Jackson. They were married in 2013 in Delaware and William died later that year.
Widowed with 3 kids, Ohio man joins same-sex marriage case

Timothy Love speaks to other supporters with his husband Lawrence Ysunza-Love, left, during a rally in support of same-sex marriage in downtown Cincinnati. Love and Ysunza-Love are one of six same-sex marriage plaintiffs who will have their cases argued at the Supreme Court on April 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)
Together 35 years, waiting for the right to marry

Brian Klawiter
Christian auto shop owner in Michigan vows to deny service to gay customers

New Girl Scout troop starts at Utah LGBT pride center

Republicans block Colorado bill on transgender birth certificates

Oklahoma bill allows ride share programs to discriminate against LGBT individuals

Maine state capitol in Augusta.
Maine GOP state senator to withdraw religious objections bill

Chris Rock in a scene from "Top Five," which GLAAD says was among the worst offending films in 2014 to present outdated, defamatory stereotypes of LGBT individuals.
GLAAD study finds studio movies lagging in LGBT roles

Texas state capitol in Austin.
Texas lawmaker delays hearing on transgender school ‘bathroom bill’

Transgender man leads ‘Men’s Health’ magazine cover model competition

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton supports Supreme Court ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality

Cory Booker delivers impassioned speech on Senate floor to underscore need for marriage equality

Guam attorney general orders territory to allow same-sex marriages

Jake Tapper grills Marco Rubio on marriage equality: ‘You’re the candidate of yesterday’

Mike Johnson
Louisiana lawmaker says he’ll make changes to divisive religious objection bill

Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis.
Indiana GOP rejects extending civil rights protections to LGBT residents

Arkansas governor selects 3 justices to hear same-sex marriage case

Preston Dahlgren and Jeff Bennion are among the married men documented in a recent TLC show “My Husband's Not Gay" about men with same-sex attractions.
There are a lot of terrible arguments against same-sex marriage, but this may be the worst

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Court halts proceedings in Puerto Rico same-sex marriage lawsuit

Kansas urges dismissal of federal lawsuit challenging same-sex marriage ban

Stancil following his arrest in Florida.
Suspect with possible white supremacist ties arrested in shooting of gay man

Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.
Florida Legislature repeals 38‑year‑old state ban on gay adoption

Tristan Broussard
Transgender man sues loan company after executive demands he ‘dress and act like a woman’

Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.)
Ariz. governor vetoes bill that could allow adoption discrimination against same-sex couples

Controversial religious freedom bill hits snag in Louisiana state House

Indiana hires PR firm to help repair damage from religious objections law flap

Alan Turing
‘Imitation Game’ code breaker Alan Turing’s notebook fetches over $1M at auction

Lakeland Eye Clinic, Lakeland, Fla.
Florida clinic agrees to pay $150k in transgender employee’s discrimination suit

Angie and Kami Roe
Couple files lawsuit against state of Utah over same-sex parentage rights

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gestures as he announces that he is running for the Republican presidential nomination during a rally at the Freedom Tower, Monday, April 13, 2015, in Miami.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio enters 2016 presidential race

Indiana State Representative Ed DeLaney address a crowd during the rally protesting the state's religious freedom bill, Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Indiana lawmaker looks to spark new debate on extending LGBT rights, protections

Michelle Bachelet
Chilean president signs same‑sex civil union law

The cast of 'Cucumber,' a new drama created by Russell T. Davies.
‘Queer as Folk’ creator launches new Logo series ‘Cucumber’ and ‘Banana’

Appeals court upholds decision to dismiss suit challenging N.J. conversion therapy ban

Jared Milrad and Nathan Johnson
Same-sex couple featured in Hillary Clinton video extend wedding invitation to candidate

Loretta M. Pangelinan, left, and Kathleen M. Aguero in front of the U.S. District Court in Hagatna, Guam.
Same-sex couple on Guam challenge island’s marriage laws