For the first time in U.S. history, the Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, by a bipartisan vote of 64-32, sending the legislation to the House of Representatives.
One in five LGBT employees have experienced discrimination at work, which may be the source of high turnover in some less-welcoming workplaces.
Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.
There are still more antigay Rafael Cruz rants coming to the public's attention.
Out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts strolled through Moscow with Anton Krasovsky, a fellow gay journalist who was fired for coming out on the air on his Kremlin-backed network earlier this year.
The Florida National Guard has announced it is now 'full compliance' with the Pentagon's updated benefits policy, which now includes eligibility for same-sex married couples.