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Same-sex destination weddings boomingupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:42:00

Boston-based wedding planner Bernadette Smith has helped arrange the same-sex nuptials of nearly 75 Massachusetts couples during her five-year career. But she's never seen quite the surge in business as she has during the past few months.

Commentary: Allow gays to serve openly in militaryupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 15:48:00

This week, four senior retired officers wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post predicting "grave harm" to the military if President Obama moves forward with his vow to let gays serve openly.

Same-sex marriage rights a step closer in District of Columbiaupdated: Thu Apr 09 2009 12:40:00

On the same day that Vermont's House and Senate voted to override GOP Gov. Jim Douglas' veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, the Washington City Council voted 12-0 Tuesday in favor of allowing same-sex marriages performed in other states to be recognized in the nation's capital.

With veto overrides, Vermont legalizes same-sex marriageupdated: Tue Apr 07 2009 12:59:00

Vermont's House and Senate voted Tuesday to override the governor's veto of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

Iowa court backs gay marriageupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 14:11:00

The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously rejected a state law Friday that banned same-sex marriage, and opponents wasted little time in pushing for a state constitutional amendment that could send the issue to voters.

New Hampshire House OKs same-sex marriageupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 17:25:00

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted narrowly Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, putting the state's Legislature on a potential collision course with a governor who has publicly stated his opposition to such unions.

Vermont governor says he'd veto same-sex marriage billupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 01:27:00

Vermont Gov. James Douglas announced Wednesday that he plans to veto a bill that would grant same-sex couples equal rights in marriage, if the bill reaches his desk.

Vermont on cusp of legalizing same-sex marriageupdated: Tue Mar 24 2009 10:36:00

Vermont is weighing a bill that could make it the first state to legalize same-sex marriage without being prompted by the courts.

Vermont Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriageupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 22:10:00

The Vermont Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to legalize same-sex marriage, potentially setting the stage for a high-profile legislative showdown and breaking a new political barrier in the state that made history in 2000 by becoming the first to approve civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. Clay Aiken, T.R. Knight to Present at GLAAD Awardsupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 22:03:00

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation just added two presenters to its 20th-annual Media Awards celebration: Clay Aiken and T.R. Knight.

Lawmaker describes hate mailupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 18:10:00

A gay Minnesota state senator describes the hate mail he has received for not endorsing same-sex marriage equality.

Economy enters same-sex marriage debateupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 18:10:00

The nation's economic crisis is now playing a role in the debate over same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage rallyupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 14:33:00

Advocates of same-sex marriage rally in San Diego the day before the California Supreme Court takes up the issue.

California court hears arguments on same-sex marriage banupdated: Thu Mar 05 2009 14:33:00

The California Supreme Court began hearing arguments Thursday in a case that could determine the fate of same-sex marriage in the state, as well as the validity of about 18,000 same-sex marriages.

U.S. sued for benefits for same-sex marriagesupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 10:03:00

A legal advocacy group sued the federal government Tuesday, seeking benefits for 15 gay and lesbian Massachusetts residents who wed after the state legalized same-sex marriage.

'Slumdog' makes history, sweeps Oscarsupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 15:27:00

Years from now it may be a trivia question on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

Oscar at 81updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 15:27:00

The 81st Academy Awards are now in the history books. CNN's Kareen Wynter takes a look at this years winners.

'Slumdog Millionaire' wins best pictureupdated: Sun Feb 22 2009 23:56:00

"Slumdog Millionaire," the little film about a poverty-raised teaboy who goes on a game show as a way to find his lost love, won best picture Sunday night, earning a total of eight Oscars at the 81st annual Academy Awards.

Soap features daytime TV's first lesbian weddingupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 14:02:00

Lavish weddings on soap operas are commonplace -- beautiful, wealthy characters united amid copious tears, heaps of flowers and exquisite attire.

Soap's first lesbian weddingupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 14:02:00

CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on the first lesbian wedding on a soap opera. INSIDE STORY: Forces Behind Milk Reflect on 'Devastating Year' for Gay Rightsupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 09:35:00

Thirty years after Harvey Milk's murder, the gay rights movement still misses his powerful voice

Iceland likely to name world's first gay premierupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 09:23:00

A gay rights group is welcoming the likely appointment of the world's first openly gay prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir of Iceland.

Bill would allow same-sex marriage in Maineupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 04:11:00

A Maine lawmaker introduced a bill on Tuesday that would allow same-sex marriages in the state.

Pope's message angers gay rights activistsupdated: Tue Dec 23 2008 12:44:00

Pope Benedict XVI reiterated the Roman Catholic Church's opposition to homosexual behavior and warned that humanity could destroy itself.

Obama's inaugural choice sparks outrageupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 13:31:00

Prominent liberal groups and gay rights proponents criticized President-elect Barack Obama Wednesday for choosing evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration next month.

Obama: Choice of Warren reflects diversity of ideasupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 13:29:00

President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday defended his pick of evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his inauguration next month as one of "a wide range of viewpoints that are presented."

AC360: Inauguration dust-upupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 13:29:00

Anderson talks to his panel about Rick Warren's invitation to Barack Obama's inauguration and the controversy behind it.

Commentary: Why there's a 'day without gays'updated: Wed Dec 10 2008 09:34:00

My battle for marriage equality began in 1990, after my partner, Brian Binder, and I had a commitment ceremony. The ceremony was held at the end of a conference for Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays and was attended by more than 300 friends and members of both our families.

D.L. Hughley: Prop 8 battleupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 12:09:00

D.L. Hughley talks with columnist Dan Savage about the battle to legalize same-sex marriages in California.

Prop. 8 opponent: We want full civil marriage rightsupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 12:09:00

More than a week after voters in California, Arizona and Florida passed ballot initiatives outlawing same-sex marriage, thousands of people across the country protested the bans in simultaneous rallies Saturday. In California, Proposition 8 overturned a May ruling by the California Supreme Court that struck down a 2000 ban on same-sex unions. It passed 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent. CNN's D.L. Hughley spoke to sex columnist Dan Savage about the ongoing battle to legalize same-sex marriage in California. Savage is the author of the popular syndicated sex advice column "Savage Love."

Same-sex marriage bans paradoxical in historic electionupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 17:35:00

Solomon Brown of San Jose, California, is one of the millions of voters who helped elect Barack Obama to be the future president. He's also one of the voters in California, Arizona and Florida who cast ballots in support of same-sex marriage bans that got considerable support in each state.

Catholics, Mormons defend backing same-sex marriage banupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 13:57:00

The Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints insisted Thursday that their support for a proposition to ban same-sex marriage in California did not target any group.

How ballot initiatives faredupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 13:57:00

CNN's Carol Costello reports on ballot measures involving gay adoption, prostitution and assisted suicide. Ellen DeGeneres Reacts to Gay Marriage Banupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 14:36:00

"I will continue to speak out for equality for all of us," she promises

Los Angeles: No more licenses for same-sex marriagesupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 12:02:00

The Los Angeles County Registrar's Office stopped issuing same-sex marriage licenses after the passage of a ballot measure to eliminate the right of gay couples to marry, the agency said Wednesday. Why Gay Marriage Was Defeated in Californiaupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 14:00:00

A look at the reasons proponents of marriage equality went down to defeat after spending huge amounts of money California and Beyond: The Battle over Gay Marriageupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 23:00:00

The electoral battle over gay marriage extends beyond the Golden State. Florida, Arizona and Connecticut are in it too

Cyndi Lauper's heroupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 11:42:00

Cyndi Lauper and Cathy Nelson share a dedication to raising awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

Cyndi Lauper and her hero fight for gay rightsupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 11:42:00

Throughout her career, singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper has promoted gay and lesbian rights. She has a personal connection to this cause -- her sister is a lesbian -- but she also believes it's a matter of fairness. Calif. Gay Couples Rush Pre-Vote Nuptialsupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 18:05:00

Gay couples from around California and the nation are feverishly tying the knot ahead of Election Day to avoid missing out if voters approve a ballot initiative aimed at banning same-sex marriage

Gay-friendly school plannedupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 11:29:00

The "pride campus" would promote tolerance and have 600 slots open to all high school students. Prime News reports.

Chicago may get 'gay-friendly' high schoolupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 11:29:00

Public school officials in Chicago, Illinois, are recommending approval of a "gay-friendly" high school because harassment and violence are causing gay students to skip class and drop out at alarming rates.

Connecticut Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriageupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 17:20:00

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay and lesbian couples have the right to get married. Viewpoint: For Gay Marriage, Time to Go Beyond the Courtsupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 16:00:00

Connecticut's Supreme Court is the latest to tear down constitutional barriers to same-sex marriage. But the real test will be getting legislatures to act

In Hollywood, sexuality is less secret, still can be big dealupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 16:01:00

It used to be called "the love that dare not speak its name" -- particularly in Hollywood, where the revelation of homosexuality was believed to be a career-killer.

In to be outupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 16:01:00

CNN's Lola Ogunnaike looks at Hollywood's embrace of gay culture, especially on prime time network TV.

Gay Republicans: GOP on 'wrong side of history'updated: Thu Sep 04 2008 10:59:00

A group of gay and lesbian Republicans has traveled to the site of the GOP convention this week to help convince its party that it is time to stop being on the "wrong side" of the same-sex marriage issue. Poll: Hesitance on Gay-Marriage Voteupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 09:00:00

A majority of California voters oppose a ballot initiative to ban gay marriage, though they are evenly split on the practice itself, according to a poll released Wednesday Lesbian Activist Del Martin Dies at 87updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 17:00:00

Pioneering lesbian rights activist Del Martin, who married her lifelong partner in June on the first day that same-sex couples here gained that right, has died

Lesbian activist who fought for marriage rights diesupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 16:38:00

Lesbian activist Del Martin, at the forefront of the battle for same-sex marriage in California, died Wednesday in San Francisco. She was 87. Hallmark Adds Gay Marriage Cardsupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 09:05:00

Most states don't recognize gay marriage -- but now Hallmark does Helping the Hidden Community of HIVupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 13:00:00

To help stem the spread of the HIV epidemic, public health officials are making a renewed effort to reach out to closeted gay men in oppressive societies

Argentina grants gay couples partner pensionsupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 01:09:00

In a nationwide measure, Argentina has granted gay couples the right to collect the pensions of their dead partners. In Colo. Race, Being Gay Isn't the Issueupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 18:00:00

Colorado Democrats on Tuesday may choose an openly gay candidate for Congress. But the contest has revolved more around his money than his sexual orientation Anglican Leader: Pause on Gay Bishopsupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 20:00:00

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, struggling to hold together the troubled world Anglican family, urged church leaders gathered Sunday in England not to consecrate another gay bishop A Den of Sin or a Beacon of Liberty? updated: Thu Jul 24 2008 16:00:00

Conservatives are up in arms over Mexico City legalizing abortion and same-sex unions. But leftist politicians believe the government's social conservatism could be its downfall S. Carolina Huffs Over UK 'Gay' Adsupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 11:00:00

An ad campaign aimed to lure gay tourist dollars stokes a furor in the Palmetto State

Californians cleared to vote on same-sex marriage banupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 19:19:00

The California Supreme Court has cleared the way for Californians to vote in November on whether to ban same-sex marriages in the state. Mass. Senate Votes Pro Out-of-State Gay Marriageupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 16:00:00

Gay couples from across the country are one step closer to a Massachusetts wedding The Court's Gay Rights Legacyupdated: Sat Jun 28 2008 03:00:00

Five years after America's high court undid sodomy laws with Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark ruling has dramatically impacted the legal landscape for homosexuals What the Gay Brain Looks Likeupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 20:00:00

Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women

Longtime lesbian couple wedsupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 18:20:00

A lesbian couple together since the 1950s finally wed at San Francisco's City Hall.

Landmark same-sex rulingupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:12:00

CNN's Kelli Arena looks at the ramifications of the California ruling to strike down the state ban on same-sex marriage.

California ban on same-sex marriage struck downupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:12:00

The California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday, saying sexual orientation, like race or gender, "does not constitute a legitimate basis upon which to deny or withhold legal rights."

New York to recognize gay marriagesupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:10:00

Gov. David Paterson of New York has told state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states and countries where they are legal, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Gay at the ranchupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:10:00

Ellen will be married at the Bush ranch and given away by Sen. John McCain. Wait, what?! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Wedding bells chime for California same-sex couplesupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 13:06:00

California officials began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday evening after a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing the ceremonies took effect.

4 years of same-sex marriageupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 19:54:00

Five years after it became legal in their state, a gay Massachusetts couple talks about what's changed and what hasn't.

Same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, 4 years laterupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 19:54:00

Four years ago Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Since then, more than 10,000 gay and lesbian couples have exchanged vows in the state. Gay Marriage Makes Calif. Ballotupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 09:30:00

An initiative that would again outlaw gay marriage in California has qualified for the November ballot, the Secretary of State announced Monday

California same-sex marriage licenses possible in Juneupdated: Wed May 28 2008 17:11:00

Same-sex couples in California may be able to obtain marriage licenses on June 17, state officials said Wednesday. Roadblocks Ahead for Gay Marriageupdated: Sat May 24 2008 16:40:00

A potential proposition may make same-sex unions short-lived in California. But the power of the ruling will give the issue longevity for years to come A Legal Win for Gay Prideupdated: Sat May 17 2008 11:00:00

A federal judge rules that a Florida Panhandle school cannot prohibit expression of support for equal rights for gay students

Court on same-sex marriageupdated: Fri May 16 2008 09:38:00

CNN's Ted Rowlands reports on the California Supreme Court's decision to strike down a state ban on same-sex marriage. DeGeneres, de Rossi Plan to Marryupdated: Fri May 16 2008 07:00:00

Ellen DeGeneres is putting the California Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage into action -- she and Portia de Rossi plan to wed Viewpoint: What the California Gay Ruling Won't Doupdated: Fri May 16 2008 02:00:00

The court demolished the key arguments against gay marriage. But the presidential candidates still need convincing Calif. Overturns Gay Marriage Banupdated: Thu May 15 2008 10:00:00

The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry

Kenya's gay troublesupdated: Thu May 15 2008 08:01:00

In many African countries homosexuality is taboo. CNN's David McKenzie takes a look at the prejudice gay people face.

'We live in fear,' say gays in Kenya updated: Thu May 15 2008 08:01:00

In a downtown Nairobi salon, tucked away in nondescript office building, women sit under hair dryers and gossip. They have their hair trimmed and their feet and hands pampered. No Benefits for Gay Partners in Mich.updated: Wed May 07 2008 18:00:00

Local governments and state universities in Michigan can't offer health insurance to the partners of gay workers, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday

Will Obama withdraw from Iraq?updated: Fri Apr 11 2008 10:42:00

An Obama advisor recommends staying in Iraq longer than the candidate promises. CNN's Jim Acosta reports. Prosecuting the Gay Teen Murderupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 09:00:00

Viewpoint: The tragic killing of a gay eighth grader in California should be an occasion for mourning, not new hate-crime legislation 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Turns 15updated: Mon Jan 28 2008 14:00:00

Activists on both sides are bracing for a new battle over gays in the military if the Democrats take the White House France Overruled on Gay Adoptionupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 08:00:00

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned French court rulings that prevented a single lesbian woman from adopting a child

Obama's gospel concerts raise hornet's nest of a dilemmaupdated: Sat Oct 27 2007 14:58:00

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama kicked off a series of local outreach gospel concerts Friday in Charleston, South Carolina, that unexpectedly came back to bite his campaign. Iowa Gay Marriage Ban Struck Downupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 10:00:00

Less than two hours after a judge struck down Iowa's decade-old gay marriage ban, two Des Moines men applied for a marriage license

Iowa court rules same-sex couples can marryupdated: Thu Aug 30 2007 23:15:00

An Iowa district court ruled Thursday that same-sex couples can marry based on the state constitution's guarantee of equal treatment, court documents show. Larry Craig: A Democratic No-Fly Zone updated: Thu Aug 30 2007 16:00:00

While the Republicans wrestle with what to do about their fallen colleague, the Dems' Presidential hopefuls are staying strangely, cagily silent

Fortune: 'Trans'-forming Corporate Americaupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 00:11:00

When David Rosen became Donna Rose, the people in charge of the human resources department at her company didn't know what to think. Nor did her colleagues.

Uganda accused of sponsoring 'state homophobia'updated: Fri Aug 24 2007 03:08:00

An international human rights group has accused President Yoweri Museveni's government of promoting "state homophobia" in Uganda and urged the repeal of a colonial-era law against sodomy.

Democratic hopefuls pressed on gay issues at forumupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 23:14:00

Democratic presidential hopefuls stressed their common ground with the gay and lesbian community in a televised forum, but one significant exception loomed -- same-sex marriage.

Democrats address gay issuesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 23:14:00

Democrats address gay issues

Democrats to debate gay issuesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 21:24:00

Democrats to debate gay issues

Dems to spar, GOP no-show at landmark gay debate updated: Thu Aug 09 2007 21:24:00

Voters concerned about where presidential candidates stand on gay rights may have their question answered tonight. Curbing Homophobia in Reggaeupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 15:00:00

Thanks to a gay rights veteran, artists whose lyrics advocate gay bashing are pledging respect to homosexuals Psychologists Review Gay Counselingupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 10:15:00

The American Psychological Association is embarking on the first review of its 10-year-old policy on counseling gays and lesbians, a step that gay-rights activists hope will end with a denunciation of any attempt by therapists to change sexual orientation

Gay man, former lesbian on whether they can changeupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 01:38:00

After five years of trying to date girls and to conform and conceal his sexuality, 18-year-old Steven Field told his friends and family that he was gay.

Gay homeless teensupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 01:38:00

Gay homeless teens

Gay life: Change and challengeupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 04:16:00

To understand how much gay life in the United States has changed -- and how challenging it remains -- consider the story of the Dillards, Sharon and Tanya, who describe themselves as "a typical family with soccer, brand new puppies, church, choir and not enough time in the day."

The science of sexualityupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 03:02:00

The science of sexuality

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