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The measure, headed to the governor, would protect the licenses of agencies even if they engage in faith-based anti-LGBT discrimination.

April 26 2017 9:55 AM

Loren Olson (left) moved from the big city to start a farm in Iowa with his husband. Gay life is where you find it, he writes. 

April 20 2017 5:47 AM

Saar Maoz is a gay Israeli man living in London because he was exiled from his family when he come out decades ago.  Almost 20 years later, his family is taking the giant step towards acceptance.

April 05 2017 7:43 PM

What happens when your life doesn't look like how you imagined it?

March 28 2017 5:49 AM

The president is playing a dangerous game by threatening this vital resource, writes Brian Tashman of People for the American Way.

March 10 2017 6:13 AM

Having a child who's LGBT isn't easy. Some parents handle it better than others.

March 09 2017 5:21 AM

This one involves birth certificates for children of same-sex couples.

February 15 2017 8:03 PM