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Bobbie Joe Clary

Lesbian may be forced to testify against spouse in Ky. murder case

Monday, June 17, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky judge is weighing whether a same-sex couple qualifies for the privilege of not testifying against a spouse in a slaying case in Louisville. [ Read more → ]
Baltimore-police

Baltimore police form advisory council to improve relations with LGBT community

Sunday, June 16, 2013
BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore police department on Friday announced the formation of an advisory council to help improve its relations with the LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
Family photoMichigan gay parents Kent (left) and Diego Love-Ramirez with son Lucas, 2, attended the White House Father's Day celebration on Friday.

About 23 percent of LGBT men getting Father’s Day greetings today

Sunday, June 16, 2013
About a quarter of LGBT men may be getting Happy Fathers’ Day wishes today. [ Read more → ]
Obama-Fathers-Day

Obama: No substitute for love, support parents provide – ‘gay or straight’

Sunday, June 16, 2013
WASHINGTON -- In his weekly radio address on Saturday, President Barack Obama wished Americans a happy Father's Day, and said there's no substitute for the love and support that fathers provide -- "whether you're gay or straight." [ Read more → ]
Prop-8

AFER chronicles three years working to overturn Proposition 8

Saturday, June 15, 2013
With just days left before the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Proposition 8, the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) has compiled this look back at the last three years of working to overturn California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wis. Supreme Court to hear challenge to state’s domestic partner registry

Saturday, June 15, 2013
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the state's domestic partner registry, which grants same-sex couples a number of legal rights. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid signs on as 50th co-sponsor of ENDA

Saturday, June 15, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he'll co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, becoming the 50th co-sponsor of the measure aimed at banning workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Bermuda

Bermuda approves bill prohibiting discrimination against gays

Saturday, June 15, 2013
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Legislators in Bermuda have approved a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Social-Security

Social Security Administration updates policy on changing gender marker

Friday, June 14, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration on Friday announced a new policy for changing the gender designation in Social Security records to provide transgender people improved privacy and prevent unnecessary outing to Social Security staff and healthcare providers. [ Read more → ]
Nitza Quiñones Alejandro

U.S. Senate confirms first openly gay Latina to serve on the federal bench

Thursday, June 13, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the first ever openly gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench. [ Read more → ]
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