WATCH: Tenn. Councilman Says He's Being Recalled Because He's Gay
February 19 2014 3:17 PM ET

WATCH: Tenn. Councilman Says He's Being Recalled Because He's Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Chattanooga, Tenn., City Council member Chris Anderson claims those behind an effort to recall him have an antigay agenda.

Charlotte Mayor Helps Fired Gay Grocery Clerk
February 19 2014 2:25 PM ET

Charlotte Mayor Helps Fired Gay Grocery Clerk

Sunnivie Brydum

After a verbal altercation with North Carolina's Republican governor that cost him his job, Drew Swope received some needed support from the Charlotte's Democratic mayor.

Mich. Gov. Wants to Keep Denying Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
February 18 2014 2:49 PM ET

Mich. Gov. Wants to Keep Denying Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's Republican governor filed a brief Friday asking a federal court to uphold a Michigan law that prohibits state and municipal governments from offering domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees.

Kansas Senate Likely to Reject 'License to Discriminate' Bill, Says Leader
February 14 2014 4:26 PM ET

Will Kansas Senate Reject 'License to Discriminate' Bill?

Trudy Ring

The measure, which would allow refusal of wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, has problematic wording, says the Senate president.

DOJ Makes Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Official
February 10 2014 6:13 PM ET

DOJ Makes Same-Sex Spousal Benefits Official

Sunnivie Brydum

Attorney General Eric Holder today formalized the new policy, which will see the U.S. Department of Justice grant broad recognition to legally married same-sex couples.

Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blockading Capitol Offices, Demanding Nondiscrimination Vote
February 10 2014 5:24 PM ET

Utah LGBT Activists Arrested for Blocking Capitol Offices

Sunnivie Brydum

A dozen LGBT advocates were arrested in Salt Lake City after they blocked entryways to Utah governor George Herbert's office, and legislative committee rooms, demanding action on a pending nondiscrimination bill.

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights
February 09 2014 2:04 PM ET

READ: Atty. General's Speech on Extension of Federal Rights

Advocate.com Editors

Eric Holder, speaking in New York, lays out the changes to come.

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Spouses, Couples
February 08 2014 4:39 PM ET

Feds Extending Numerous Rights to Same-Sex Couples

Neal Broverman

Even legally married gay spouses living in states without marriage equality will benefit from copious new policies.

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia
February 08 2014 2:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: Global Protest of Russia's Homophobia

Advocate.com Editors

As the Olympics begin, so do the worldwide protests against homophobic laws in Russia.

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