A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration from implementing a new rule under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) that extends equal benefits to married, same-sex couples.
A bill to allow transgender people to change the gender listings on their birth certificates without undergoing sex reassignment surgery has passed its first test in the Colorado Legislature.
The Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to table the bill after nine members backed anti-discrimination language proposed by Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Brookhaven Republican.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT people.
A former Brigham Young University student has sued a university-contracted apartment complex that he says evicted him after he told his roommates he was attracted to men.
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has made good on a threat that his $4 billion company would "dramatically reduce" its investment in Indiana in response to an anti-LGBT religious freedom law.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said would open the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Members of a Georgia House panel made some changes to a divisive "religious freedom" bill, but left opponents who say it could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people dissatisfied.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear same-sex marriage arguments this summer. The bill aims to ensure that, regardless of their ruling, same-sex marriage would face challenges in Texas.
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) wants to allow businesses and organizations access to government contracts and other federal funds even if they discriminate against married, same-sex couples.
Moved by the recent death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik of Fresno, Calif., stood before his classmates earlier this month to announce that he is transgender.
An Idaho Republican lawmaker's political website has been snapped up by a group claiming to be gay rights activists who have given the site a rainbow makeover.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has moved to block a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to amend the California penal code to make gay or lesbian sex a capital offense punishable by "bullets to the head or by any other convenient method."
Leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) wrote Wednesday to Gov. Mike Pence urging him to veto the proposed "religious freedom" bill that critics say would legalize discrimination against LGBT people.
An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a 'conscience protection' bill that critics have called a thinly veiled endorsement of discrimination against LGBT individuals.
The move marks a rare early-run cancelation by HBO, which often lets modestly performing titles continue for years. Looking ran for two seasons and 18 episodes, with its second-season finale airing Sunday night.
A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages - even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has gotten pushback from senior military leaders on whether the Pentagon should lift its ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces.
The organizers of Indianapolis' largest convention say they'll move the event elsewhere if Gov. Mike Pence signs a religious freedom bill that could legalize discrimination against LGBT people.
The Michigan woman whose Planet Fitness membership was revoked following repeated complaints about the gym's policy to allow a transgender woman to use the women's locker room has filed a lawsuit against the chain.
A religious objection bill that opponents say would legalize discrimination against LGBT people cleared the Indiana Senate on Tuesday, positioning the state to become the first to enact such a change this year ahead of an expected U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage
Friends and community members on Tuesday mourned the passing of a Charlotte, N.C., transgender youth activist, Blake Brockington, who died as the result of suicide overnight.
A Mississippi man accused of brutally beating a gay man says the attack was not a hate crime, and that the victim had threatened to expose his sexual orientation.
In the annals of film festival flops - from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes - the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy.
Female same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same health care benefits for artificial insemination as heterosexual couples, under a bill passed by the state Senate.
The bill would also prohibit the state from refusing to license, or renew a contract with, the groups for refusing services to people on religious grounds.
A California activist says she is "fighting fire with fire" by proposing an "intolerant jackass" ballot initiative in response to another ballot proposal that calls for gays to be punished by "bullets to the head."
“Nothing in the Constitution of the United States, nothing in the laws or precedence of the federal courts give federal courts any authority over domestic policy of family and marriage..."
The U.N. budget committee has approved Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's plan to give benefits to all spouses of gay U.N. staffers who are legally wed in a defeat for Russia and opponents of same-sex marriage.
Michigan's civil rights law doesn't include protections for gay and transgender people, but the Michigan Civil Rights Commission has endorsed a model local non-discrimination ordinance that does.
The American Family Association on Tuesday published a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post to remind U.S. Supreme Court justices that "only God can define marriage."
Indiana governor Mike Pence says he is looking forward to signing a religious freedom bill that LGBT rights groups say is among the most sweeping "license to discriminate" bills introduced this year.
Equality House, located across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, home to anti-gay extremists famous for their “Gods Hate Fags” protests, celebrated its second anniversary over the weekend with one big smooch.
About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call "Biblical marriage" at an event headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Russia has asked a United Nations General Assembly committee to vote on its proposal to stop the world body extending staff benefits to all married same-sex couples.
The Oklahoma Tax commission has denied a man's application for a personalized license plate supporting the LGBT community because it carries "a sexual connotation."
The Indiana House approved by a wide margin a proposal strengthening protections for religious objections in state law that opponents say provides legal cover for discrimination against LGBT people.
After pledging to “stand up for the First Amendment rights of every American,” Ted Cruz said he would “defend the sanctity of human life and uphold the sacrament of marriage.”
The wedding, performed on an airport tarmac in 2013, has become iconic within the marriage equality movement, a testament to a couple’s commitment and to the absurd lengths necessary to undertake for a simple ceremony.
The former president of Bob Jones University has apologized for saying in 1980 that gays should be stoned, and that he no longer condones "the stoning of sinners."
It's been nearly two months since marriage was supposed to start in Alabama, and the state still doesn't have its act together, and Texas has filed a lawsuit to prevent married same-sex couples from taking family medical leave.
Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is charged with murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. The court registered a not guilty plea for him last month after he refused to enter a plea.
Police in Corinth, Miss., say James David Scott, 23, of Tishomingo County, confronted the victim, Devin Norman, 26, of Corinth, in a Walmart parking lot on Friday concerning an alleged post made on social media.
Families and friends gathered in four Michigan counties to celebrate the anniversary of about 300 same-sex couples who wed last year during a brief legal window after the state's same-sex marriage ban was struck down.
Sen. Ted Cruz, who has called for sweeping legislation to undo federal recognition of marriage equality and modify the U.S. Constitution to block same-sex marriage, will announce a presidential run on Monday.
The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others.
"We can't say that we believe in each others' fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others existence and the truth of each others hearts."
The Idaho state House on Friday voted in favor of a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to impeach federal judges who rule in favor of same-sex marriage.
Moscow’s first gay pride parade was held in May 2006, thirteen years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia. It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, the beginning of a new era of openness for the LGBT community.
A Georgia school superintendent has confirmed he is gay after reports surfaced in local media that he had used the gay hook-up app Grindr.
There’s not likely to be cake-cutting this time, but conservatives who oppose same-sex marriage in Texas are staging a Capitol steps rally with outspoken gay rights opponent Roy Moore.
(VIDEO) A person’s gender is always valid. Even if you don’t understand.
In their first week in the flat, the two men stood on the balcony as London glittered in front of them. Matthew looked at Nazim and said, “Darling, I think we’ve finally made it.”
Gov. Bruce Rauner said he'll issue a directive that state agencies strictly enforce anti-discrimination laws, and that he'll appoint a liaison from his office to the LGBT community.
A new Gallup survey ranks the top 50 metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the highest percentage of the adult population who identify as LGBT, and not surprisingly, San Francisco ranks at the top of the list.