Virginia's House of Delegates Repeals Sodomy Ban
March 07 2014 2:52 PM ET

Sorry Ken, Virginia's House OK With Sodomy

Daniel Reynolds

The bill, which revises the state's longstanding 'Crimes Against Nature' statute, was passed unanimously and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?
March 07 2014 7:00 AM ET

Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?

Advocate.com Editors

Executive orders were the starting point for past civil rights actions.

Here's Why Facebook Is Sponsoring Right-Wing CPAC Event
March 06 2014 6:12 PM ET

Here's Why Facebook Is Sponsoring Right-Wing CPAC

Sunnivie Brydum

The social media giant says the Conservative Political Action Conference is just one of a number of events across the ideological spectrum which it sponsors.

WATCH: Ariz. Senator Comes Out as Gay
March 06 2014 2:56 PM ET

WATCH: Ariz. Senator Comes Out as Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

In response to Arizona's almost-successful effort to legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs, State Sen. Steve Gallardo announced that he's a gay man.

Boston's St. Pat's Parade Excludes LGBT Marchers
March 05 2014 4:42 PM ET

Boston's St. Pat's Parade Excludes LGBT Marchers

Michelle Garcia

After several weeks of debate, South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade will not include LGBT participants.

'License to Discriminate' Bill Advances in Mississippi
March 04 2014 10:31 PM ET

'License to Discriminate' Bill Advances in Mississippi

Trudy Ring

A committee moves the bill to consideration by the full House, and opponents say an amended version still provides ample opportunity for discrimination.

MassEquality Negotiates Over St. Pat's Parade
March 03 2014 7:11 PM ET

MassEquality Negotiates Over St. Pat's Parade

Michelle Garcia

Boston's venerable St. Patrick's Day Parade is only two weeks away, but it's not yet clear whether Massachusetts's most prominent LGBT group will be marching.

Will Boston St. Patrick's Parade Embrace Gay Group?
March 02 2014 2:27 PM ET

Will Boston St. Patrick's Parade Embrace Gay Group?

Michelle Garcia

An LGBT group will be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade, but at least one sticking point is preventing them from accepting the invite.

Another Arizona Bill Quietly Looms
March 01 2014 2:24 PM ET

Another Arizona Bill Quietly Looms

Michelle Garcia

Though Gov. Brewer vetoed a bill that would have legalized discrimination, another (less broad) bill might not face as much heavy scrutiny.

Obama: Religious Freedom Bill Fight Not Over
March 01 2014 2:15 PM ET

Obama: Religious Freedom Bill Fight Not Over

Michelle Garcia

While addressing his party on Friday, President Obama condemned the discriminatory nature of religious freedom bills.

Texas Attorney General Vows to Appeal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
February 28 2014 2:48 PM ET

Texas Attorney General Vows to Appeal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Daniel Reynolds

Despite his friendship with one of the gay plaintiffs, Greg Abbott, the attorney general of Texas, promised to appeal Judge Orlando Garcia's recent overturn of the state's same-sex marriage ban.

Calif. Bills Seek to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense, Address Other Issues
February 27 2014 10:14 PM ET

Calif. Bills Seek to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense, Address Other Issues

Trudy Ring

Statewide LGBT right organization Equality California is sponsoring seven bills this legislative session.

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