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WATCH LIVE: Minnesota House Debates Marriage Equality
May 09 2013 2:08 PM ET May 09 2013 6:43 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: Minnesota House Debates Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a marriage equality bill in a bipartisan vote following three hours of debate.

WATCH: History Made, Tears Shed As Colorado Enacts Civil Unions
May 09 2013 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: The Moment Colorado Couples First Got Unionized

Sunnivie Brydum

Statewide advocacy group One Colorado released a touching video documenting the moment civil unions became legal in Colorado on May 1.

May 08 2013 5:20 PM ET

Minnesota Seems Poised For Marriage Equality: 5 Other Things We Learned Today

Will The Land of 10,000 Lakes be the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage?

WATCH: Delaware Governor Talks About Signing Marriage Equality Into Law
May 08 2013 4:55 PM ET

WATCH: Delaware Governor Talks About Signing Marriage Equality Into Law

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The right of same-sex couples to marry just weeks after Gov. Jack Markell told audiences it could, and should, happen in his state this year.

Fired For Being LGBT
May 08 2013 3:00 AM ET June 05 2014 9:41 PM ET

Fired For Being LGBT

Neal Broverman and Michelle Garcia

ENDA gets another vote on Monday. And the case for its passage is told in these stories of individuals sacked for simply being LGBT.

Marriage Equality Passes in Delaware
May 07 2013 5:28 PM ET

No. 11: Marriage Equality Signed in Delaware

Michelle Garcia

After a 12-9 vote in the senate, gay couples will be able to marry in Delaware starting this summer.

May 07 2013 5:15 PM ET

Some Klingons Are Gay. Get Over It!

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Stonewall’s iconic campaign goes intergalactic to coincide with the UK release of Star Trek Into Darkness.

May 07 2013 2:25 PM ET

U.K.: Gallery to Honor Dead Transgender Teacher

Painter Chris Fittock will display pieces of art at a U.K.

Sen. Portman Wary on ENDA, LGBT Immigration Rights Bills
May 07 2013 1:50 PM ET

Rob Portman Wary on ENDA, LGBT Immigration Bills

Michelle Garcia

Rob Portman explained his views on immigration equality and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act at an event Monday night.

As Congress Considers Adoption Rights Bill, Gingrich Argues Religious Liberties
May 07 2013 12:24 PM ET

As Congress Considers Adoption Rights, Gingrich Plays Victim

Michelle Garcia

A new law aims to change the 30 state laws that make it difficult for prospective gay parents to adopt, but Newt Gingrich believes these sort of laws will only invite more anti-religious provisions.

Ill. GOP Chairman Shown Door After Supporting Marriage Equality
May 07 2013 11:08 AM ET

Ill. GOP Chairman Ousted After Backing Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Pat Brady's fate was sealed after he pushed for marriage equality earlier this year.