A same-sex couple who sued for the right to marry in Wisconsin wants a federal judge to mandate that both parents' names appear on their children's birth certificates.
The resolution was introduced by Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), who said the law, signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, would infringe upon the religious rights of faith-based schools.
I've rounded up the weirdest Supreme Court briefs that argue in favor of preventing gays and lesbians from marrying. Some are full of mistakes, others have baffling arguments. And at least one is incredibly sexist, and signed by a member of Congress.
Presidential hopeful, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Sunday that he believes sexual orientation isn't a choice, but that he remains opposed to federal courts legalizing marriage for same-sex couples.
This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side. During the opening week of her second presidential campaign, Clinton showed she had retooled her positions to line up with the views of progressive Democrats.
One person really can make a difference. For Ron Huberman, all it took to find himself on the path toward an accomplished life was meeting Harvey Milk.
The Irish Catholic boy who came of age in Sacramento after World War II is an unlikely candidate to be the author of the U.S. Supreme Court's major gay rights rulings. But those who have known Justice Anthony Kennedy for decades and scholars who have studied his work say he
April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse initially went to court to jointly adopt each other's children, not to confront Michigan's same-sex marriage ban. Three years later, the Detroit-area nurses sometimes can't buy groceries without supporters recognizing them and giving a hug.
Robert Grunn, a Cincinnati gay man who's been a licensed funeral director for more than two decades, joined cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking recognition of same-sex marriage in Ohio and other states.
Johno Espejo and Matthew Mansell moved from the San Francisco Bay area to Franklin, Tenn., in 2012 for Mansell's job at an international law firm. Their neighbors were friendly, Mansell says, but the family couldn't go out in public without being stared at.
Alaska LGBT rights organizations have formally asked Gov. Bill Walker to end the state's appeal of a federal judge's decision overturning the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
IBM's top North Carolina executive has told state lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory that the corporation strongly opposes proposed legislation supporters say protects religious convictions and opponents worry allows discrimination against LGBT people.
A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students after complaints by parents and students voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students.
A state judge ruled Friday that the city of Houston was within its rights to reject a petition circulated by conservative activists that would have referred the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance to city voters.
Democratic state Rep. Patricia Todd of Birmingham was introduced Friday as the new state director of the Human Rights Campaign in Alabama.
Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who fought tirelessly against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Illinois, and who once compared LGBT people to the Ku Klux Klan, died after a long fight with cancer.
A package of constitutional reforms approved Thursday night would ban same-sex marriage in El Salvador and also bar same-sex couples from adopting children.
A strongly-worded statement the court posted to its website said the majority of the judges who considered a case that challenged portions of the state of Sinaloa’s family code defining marriage between a man and a woman found them to be unconstitutional.
The nation's largest gay rights organization and Guam's biggest newspaper are blasting the territory's governor for not allowing marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples.
An impending birth prompted Brittani Henry and Brittni Rogers to get married. Worries about what the future holds pushed them to join legal cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls. Only she wasn't...
A Kentucky judge on Thursday has ruled in favor of two same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses but put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court considers a similar challenge to gay marriage bans.
A judge has refused to downgrade charges against three people accused of beating a gay couple on a Philadelphia street in September.
A conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the “gotcha” question to two GOP 2016 hopefuls on Thursday: whether or not they would attend a same-sex wedding after Marco Rubio told...
More than 100 Bay Area Catholics went public with their complaints about the San Francisco archbishop, asking Pope Francis to replace Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone with someone more inclusive and less divisive.
The man charged with killing a print shop employee at a North Carolina community college says he's a neo-Nazi who hates gay people.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has given a full-throated defense of a divisive religious liberty bill that is a key piece of his legislative agenda.
Kelly Noe and Kelly McCracken say they give their baby daughter a lot of love. They want the nation's highest court to give them more legal status.
David Michener had planned on raising a family with two dads. He and William Ives, a couple for 18 years, had adopted three children and were bringing them up in Cincinnati when they got married in Delaware in 2013.
Timothy Love's heart problem made him acutely aware of the barriers still standing against his three-decade relationship with Larry Ysunza.
The owner of a Michigan auto repair shop says he won’t hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons" because the voices of those who have Christian, conservative values are often overshadowed by those who do not.
The Girl Scouts are opening a troop at an LGBT pride center in Salt Lake City that officials say will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families.
A Senate committee voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject a bill to allow people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without getting surgery. All three Republicans on the committee voted against it.
A bill that sets up a regulatory framework in Oklahoma for ride sharing programs such as Uber and Lyft passed the state Senate on Wednesday, but not before a provision protecting gay and transgender passengers from discrimination was removed.
Sen. David Burns said Wednesday that he doesn't believe his proposal would get a fair hearing in the Legislature. He says that opponents and the media have "poisoned the well of public discussion."
An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year.
A highly anticipated hearing on a bill limiting transgender students' use of Texas school bathrooms and locker rooms has been delayed after a veteran Republican told the author to soften his language.
When transgender vlogger and activist Aydian Dowling entered Men's Health's Ultimate Guy Search for a shot at being on the cover, he never imagined he'd receive such an outpouring of encouragement.
Hillary Clinton supports a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court granting the right of same-sex couples to marry across the nation, a campaign spokesperson said Wednesday.
The N.J. Senator took to the Senate floor to underscore the importance of nationwide marriage marriage equality, and to tell the story of Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in one of six cases to be heard by the Supreme Court.
Guam's attorney general on Wednesday directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications, putting the island on course to be the first U.S. territory to allow same-sex marriage.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) - who on Monday formally announced his candidacy for president - appeared on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” to discuss where he stands on a number of issues.
Rep. Mike Johnson says his bill will be clarified in the hopes of addressing concerns it could lead to discrimination against LGBT individuals and other minorities.
Republicans in the Indiana House have turned aside an attempt to extend protections for LGBT residents under the state's non-discrimination laws in response to the uproar over the new religious objections law.
A former Supreme Court justice who helped strike down Arkansas' ban on gay foster parents and an ex-legislator who tried to reinstate that prohibition were appointed Tuesday to help decide a case related to the challenge over same-sex marriage.
The Supreme Court must not protect gay couples’ marriages, because doing so would demean marriages between gay men and their wives.
A lawsuit challenging a Puerto Rico law defining marriage as between a man and a woman has been put on hold pending a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kansas argues in a new court filing that same-sex couples' ability to obtain marriage licenses in many counties should prompt a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by gay and lesbian couples.
Suspect Kenneth Morgan Stancil III shot his victim on the campus of Wayne Community College on Monday morning. The victim is a gay man and Stancil is suspected of having white supremacist leanings.
Florida's nearly four-decades old ban on gay adoption - which has already been struck down by the courts and is no longer enforced - could be repealed under a bill now headed to the governor's desk.
Tristan Broussard alleges he was forced to leave his job at First Tower Loan in Lake Charles, Louisiana, offices after a company executive found out he was listed on his driver's license as female.
The bill in recent weeks has been caught up in the debate over same-sex marriage after the Maricopa county attorney adopted a policy of not helping same-sex couples adopt.
A religious objections bill similar to laws that have ignited a political firestorm in Arkansas and Indiana ran into a roadblock with the Louisiana Legislature on Monday, the first day of the legislative session.
Indiana's economic and tourism development agencies hired a public relations firm Monday to repair the damage to the state's reputation from a religious objections law that raised the specter of discrimination against LGBT individuals and others.
The 56-page manuscript was written at the time the mathematician and computer science pioneer was working to break the seemingly unbreakable Enigma codes used by the Germans throughout the war.
A central Florida eye clinic has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a transgender employee who was terminated.
Angie and Kami Roe say in the lawsuit filed Monday that hospital staff refused to take their birth certificate paperwork in February, and Utah officials said one mother must adopt the baby as a step-parent.
Rubio entered the presidential race by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas "stuck in the 20th century," a jab at both Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton and one-time GOP mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Democratic lawmaker Ed DeLaney wants to force an Indiana House debate over whether to extend protections for LGBT individuals under the state's nondiscrimination laws less than two weeks after the backlash over the religious objections law.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet on Monday signed a law that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples, a sign of change in a country long regarded as one South America's most socially conservative nations.
It’s been 16 years since Russell T. Davies created the original "Queer as Folk." When it came out in 1999 there were comparatively fewer gay characters on television. Eventhough the number of LGBT characters has grown, he believes there's still a lot of material not being explored.
A judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy was upheld Monday by a federal appeals court.
Hillary Clinton unveiled her long-expected 2016 White House bid with a video Sunday that opens with a series of testimonials from everyday Americans going through major life changes, including a same-sex couple planning to marry soon.
A lesbian couple on Guam has filed a legal challenge to the territory's marriage laws after they were barred from submitting a license to wed.