With the fall of section 3 of DOMA comes new rules on rights and benefits for married gay and lesbian couples.
The Senate confirmed Elaine Kaplan, the acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as a judge by a vote of 64-35.
Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.
His bizarre claims are getting some attention in his country, one of the least accepting nations where LGBT people are concerned.
The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'
She 'immediately said no' to a Russian official who asked to perform, she says.