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Gates to meet with Congress Tuesday on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates will unveil the Pentagon‘s plan to prepare for repealing the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” law regarding gay soldiers at a committee hearing Tuesday, according to CNN. “The Defense Department leadership is actively working on an ...

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Rosie O’Donnell’s new HBO documentary to focus on diverse families

In her new HBO documentary, Rosie O’Donnell brings together a diverse group of families, letting the kids offer their candid and humorous insights about what being a family means. Produced by O’Donnell, who also makes a brief appearance, A Family ...

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Florida judge approves lesbian couple adoption despite state’s ban

Alenier, right, and Leon, with their adopted son.(Miami Herald photo)
Florida‘s outdated gay adoption ban took another hit after a Miami judge approved the adoption by a lesbian couple. Vanessa Alenier and Melanie Leon of Hollywood, FL, became the third gay couple in the last year to be approved to ...

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Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces anti-gay marriage bill

Pennsylvania State Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr., has introduced a bill to institute a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution, making good on a promise announced last year, reports the Philadelphia Gay News. SB 707, which Eichelberger introduced ...

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Mexico City attorney general seeks to overturn gay marriage law

Mexican federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will try to overturn Mexico City‘s gay marriage law on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. A statement from the federal Attorney General’s Office said the law “violates the principle of legality, because ...

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Testimony concludes in historic legal challenge over gay marriage ban

Testimony concluded Wednesday in the landmark case against California‘s Proposition 8, with attorneys for the two same-sex couples who mounted the challenge confident, and Prop 8 defenders hopeful that the gay marriage ban will prevail. Legal experts following the trial ...

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Obama calls for repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in State of the Union address

President Obama in his State of the Union address tonight asked the United States Congress to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prohibits openly gay service men and women in the military. Obama, who made repeal of the ...

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Utah congressman attempts to overturn DC gay marriage law

A Utah congressman on Wednesday introduced a disapproval resolution designed to reverse a D.C. City Council ruling that would permit gay marriage in the nation's capital. Freshman lawmaker, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said that the measure [...] ...

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eHarmony settles suit, will make website more welcoming to gays

eharmony agreed Tuesday to pay $500,000 and make its website more gay friendly to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by gays in California nearly three years ago. ...

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Prop 8 trial: Final defense witness concedes no harm caused by gay unions

Opponents of same-sex marriage in California rolled out their star witness Tuesday, an author and advocate who, at first, predicted that allowing gays and lesbians to wed would discourage heterosexual marriage and might lead to legalized polygamy, but then seemed ...

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