Supporters of same-sex marriage are organizing free weddings in Huntsville once a judge's ruling legalizing same-sex unions takes effect.
Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is asking an appellate court to stay a judge's decision that overturned Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage.
Sports enthusiasts visiting Glendale, Ariz., for Super Bowl XLIX will be greeted by two 48- by 14-foot digital billboards hoping to spark conversation about equality and acceptance in sports.
Montana lawmakers all in one day heard testimony, voted against and then tabled a bill that would provide protections for gay, lesbian, transgender and other people in the state.
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that adults convicted of engaging in unforced oral sex with minors must register as sex offenders, while those guilty of sexual intercourse with minors may not have to.
Rep. Bryce Bennett of Missoula introduced House Bill 282 in the House Judiciary Committee Friday. The Democrat's bill would remove same-sex couples from a list of prohibited marriages.
The bill would allow businesses to deny services when their religion disagrees with another person’s actions, including potentially allowing county clerks to deny issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
ExxonMobil has reversed its longstanding opposition to LGBT employment protections, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the company's non-discrimination policies on employment and workplace harassment.
The International Human Rights Defense Act would appoint a special envoy within the U.S. Department of State to coordinate efforts to prevent discrimination and advance the rights of LGBT people worldwide.
An Oklahoma lawmaker who has introduced several anti-gay bills for the upcoming session is withdrawing one measure, widely criticized as a licensing businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
The program being offered by Sao Paulo's Municipal Human Rights and Citizenship Secretariat is intended to help transgender youth from having to turn to prostitution to support themselves.
A Virginia legislative panel has killed a so-called “conscience clause” bill that would have allowed widespread discrimination against the LGBT community under the guise pf religious freedom.
Lawyers for Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand on Thursday asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to reject Alabama's request to place the ruling on hold for months.
Lawyers on both sides of a same-sex marriage case have urged Louisiana's Supreme Court to rule on the matter even though the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to do so by June.
The settlement agreement was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. The attorneys had sought more than $1.7 million.
Gov. Gary Herbert used his sixth annual State of the State address Wednesday night to call on Utah lawmakers to ensure the state protects religious rights in the upcoming legislative session.
The owners of a gallery and bistro who refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony at their central Iowa business have stopped doing weddings altogether.
Bryan Fischer, the virulently anti-gay mouthpiece of the American Family Association, has reportedly been stripped of his position as Director of Issues Analysis, but will retain his daily radio program, a forum from which he bashes the LGBT community on a daily basis.
Idaho lawmakers have essentially killed a bill that would create protections for LGBT people, once again blocking attempts by gay rights supporters to amend the state's anti-discrimination law.
A former contractor at Ford Motor Company says he was fired for expressing his religious beliefs when he criticized the automotive company for supporting its LGBT workers.
An Alabama judge's group has reversed course and now says same-sex couples may apply for marriage licenses once a hold comes off a federal judge's order that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Gov. Mary Fallin won't say whether she thinks Oklahoma businesses should be allowed to discriminate against gay people.
Thee Senate's top leader pushed for religious exemptions for some court officials from performing marriage duties, months after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
The federal judge that overturned Alabama's same-sex marriage ban said state probate judges should begin issuing licenses to same-sex couples when the hold she put on her ruling expires next month.
Chile's Congress on Wednesday approved the country's first law authorizing civil unions between same-sex couples.
The complaint to Alabama’s Judicial Inquiry Commission stems from Roy Moore’s criticism of a federal judge’s ruling in favor of a Mobile couple in a same-sex marriage. Moore called it “judicial tyranny.”
Joel Grey reached the heights of stage and screen, was married for 24 years and raised two children, but for decades, he kept one aspect of himself decidedly out of the spotlight. Now, at 82, the Cabaret Oscar winner talks for the first time about his sexuality in an interview
France’s highest court has ruled that a gay French-Moroccan couple are allowed to marry despite the North African kingdom’s refusal to recognize marriages between two men.
The plan includes publicizing businesses that voluntarily provide protections, as well as trying to convince state lawmakers to require protection for employees.
The Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act is named after a New Hampshire National Guard officer who died in 2013 after a battle with breast cancer.
On an 8-7 party-line vote Tuesday, a GOP-controlled committee rejected a proposal to begin the process of repealing the amendment approved by Virginia voters in 2006 defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
A federal judge won't delay a lawsuit challenging Nebraska's gay marriage ban while the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the issue for the country.
Officials in the Detroit suburb have passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.
A Virginia Senate committee voted Monday to prohibit discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. Granade on Monday issued a second ruling blocking Alabama attorney General Luther Strange and other state officials from enforcing the ban.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he's concerned that the recognition of same-sex marriages will lead to the recognition of marriages with multiple partners or marriages within a family.
The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays, but still wants to hire and fire workers based not only on religious beliefs, but also on honor codes that require gays to remain celibate.
Alabama's only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs, but claim that same-sex marriage is immoral or bad for children.
Several Texas cities have taken the historic step of passing non-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people, only to see those laws challenged by the extreme right-wing U.S. Pastor Council -- a group that has labeled gay people "forces of spiritual darkness."
A Richmond judge has ordered the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Vital Records to amend the birth certificates to show that Maria Hayman and her wife, Joanie Hayman, are the "only parents of the children."
Alabama on Monday began the process of appealing a federal judge's decision that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, a decision that was put on hold to allow time for the appeal.
The California Supreme Court's unanimous decision to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts and other youth groups that discriminate against gays comes against the wishes of some jurists with ties to scouting.
There’s a big fight underway right now in Alabama, with a judge overturning a marriage ban and state officials refusing to obey his order to issue licenses. Anti-gay politicians are threatening to ban all marriage licenses if the Supreme Court rules in favor of equality. And one lawmaker even wants
The film, which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, is a sensitive, complicated and provocative story about a prominent gay activist who, in just a few years, denounces his homosexuality.
U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade issued the temporary stay on Sunday of her ruling striking down Alabama's gay marriage ban to allow the state to seek relief from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The motivation behind Snooki's new side career? She plans to officiate the June 19 wedding of her hairstylists, Bradley Moreland and Luis Miller.
Cari Searcy and Kim McKeand, the couple whose lawsuit toppled Alabama's gay marriage ban said they are grateful, overjoyed and still a little a bit in disbelief.
In one of his first acts as Maryland's new GOP governor, Larry Hogan has held up a regulation that would have banned Medicaid providers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Three French Twitter users were fined this week for sending tweets that included homophobic hashtags. It's the first time a French court has handed out convictions for homophobic abuse on Twitter.
Oklahoma state lawmaker Sally Kern, who once called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” has introduced three new measures targeting the LGBT community.
A private, non-denominational Christian-based school in Nashville has turned away prospective students because their parents, one of whom is a local pastor, are gay.
The federal government has spent nearly half a million dollars studying gay hookup apps to determine whether they increase the likelihood that gay men will engage in risky sexual behavior.
The former chief of Atlanta's fire department has filed a federal complaint alleging that the city discriminated against him when he was fired for publishing a book that contained offensive comments on homosexuality.
Lawmakers in a handful of states are backing long shot legislation targeting gay rights. Most, if not all, of the efforts are led by Republicans.
The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.
California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to resuscitate legislation that would protect gay and transgender residents from discrimination, while LGBT advocates explore asking voters to pass the bill since it's unlikely to clear the GOP-led Legislature.
Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling is the latest in a string of wins for advocates of marriage rights.
The Nebraska Attorney General's Office has filed a motion to put a federal lawsuit challenging Nebraska's gay marriage ban on hold pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to hold new oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban.
A proposal to allow adoption by the partners of unmarried same-sex parents was rejected Friday by a Virginia Senate committee.