Sen. Tom Harkin promises to get a federal antidiscrimination bill through committee this year, while President Obama may sign an executive order banning discrimination by government contractors.
Two couples will be guests at the State of the Union, including one couple fighting to stay together in the U.S.
A senior Russian politician has threatened to shut down LGBT websites, claiming they "promote homosexuality."
The Uniting American Families Act was once again introduced in the House this session and will soon return in the Senate.
Amicus briefs filed by a coalition of religious groups contend that same-sex parents are unfit to raise children, citing outdated and scientifically inaccurate studies.
The gay Democratic activist will run for a House seat representing New York's Hudson Valley.
Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.
The Senate will most likely vote on an LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act this week.