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"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties," Biden said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.

May 06 2012 9:51 AM

Lou Engle, the conservative Christian minister and leader of prayer extravaganza The Call, urged supporters this week to A: show up to his next rally in Virginia, and B: to “restrain” the “homosexual agenda” across the Potomac as confederate military generals fought against the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C.

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May 05 2012 8:35 AM

Mitt Romney isn't taking any of the blame for the resignation of the gay spokesman who was driven out of the campaign by backlash from social conservatives.

May 04 2012 3:14 PM

Nikolai Alexeyev, a prominent gay activist in Russia, has become the first person fined for the new crime of spreading gay “propaganda,” the Associated Press reports.

A Russian court fined Alexeyev $170 for violating the new law. He said he plans to appeal. The judge in the case has not yet presented the grounds for the decision but expects to release the information next week.

May 04 2012 2:27 PM

Organizers of Exodus International's Love Won Out conference cited low participant numbers in scrapping the event.

May 04 2012 10:11 AM

"I believe that everyone must stand up for what is right, whenever possible, wherever possible," Clinton wrote in an email urging against the antigay ballot intiative to be decided Tuesday.

May 04 2012 9:47 AM

Rep. Zach Wyatt said he had been lying to himself for a long time, but no longer could he.

May 02 2012 1:45 PM

In the latest round of arrests Monday, 17 Russian citizens in the country’s second largest city were stopped from displaying rainbow flags, rainbow suspenders, and other rainbow insignias.

The arrests were made in St. Petersburg under the city’s new law, which bans any display of so-called gay “propaganda,” public discussion of homosexuality, transgender people or bisexuality. Any display of homosexual conduct that could potentially be seen by minors is also banned.

May 02 2012 2:14 AM