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The Plight of LGBT Refugees

In December, President Obama set ambitious goals for protecting and rapidly resettling vulnerable LGBT refugees worldwide. Can his administration deliver?

The Kids Are Not All Right

For the estimated 2 million children of same-sex couples, anti-marriage equality laws have a real and harmful impact.

Protecting LGBT Refugees from Violence

Through the lens of two East African countries where anti-LGBT discrimination is pervasive, a new report by Human Rights First lays the groundwork for aiding vulnerable gay and transgender refugees.

New Rules Target Prison Rape Epidemic Facing LGBT Inmates

Advocates praise the new Justice Department standards, though questions remain about separate rules for immigration detention, to be finalized by the Department of Homeland Security.

President Obama Comes Out for Marriage Equality

President Barack Obama has officially evolved.

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Dies in Procedural Impasse

Colorado's latest attempt to pass a civil unions bill died Tuesday evening in what the Denver Post called "a late-night game of political chicken" between Republican Speaker Frank McNulty and House Democrats.

Rep Brad Miller Urges Voters to Reject Amendment 1

As the North Carolina legislature moved last fall to put a brutal antigay amendment on the May 8 primary ballot, Rep. Brad Miller, a Democrat representing parts of Raleigh and Greensboro, decided not only to speak out against the damaging measure, but also concluded that it was time to step up and support a congressional bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

Joe Biden on Marriage Equality: Did He, or Didn't He?

Reporters are wondering how to interpret the way the White House has reacted to the vice president's comments on Sunday.

Transgender Detainees Face Challenges in Broken Immigration System

Is a government turf war over immigration detention putting transgender lives at risk?

Vice President Biden Comfortable with Marriage Equality

"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.

Bill Clinton Comes Out Against Amendment 1

"If it passes, it won't change North Carolina's law on marriage," President Clinton said in a new robocall message. "What it will change is North Carolina's ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs, and attract and keep talented entrepreneurs."

Bad Sign? Poll Shows Stagnation in N.C.

55% of survey respondents favor the ballot measure that would constitutionally ban marriage and other forms of relationship recognition for gay couples. 41% of respondents oppose the measure.

Group Steps in to Defend Hawaii's Marriage Ban

A Hawaii social conservative group can defend the state's anti-gay marriage law in court, a federal judge has ruled.

Moving Beyond Stigma

In our roundtable discussion, experts urge a better understanding of the epidemic among African-Americans.

The World According to Nancy Pelosi

Read our 2012 interview with the House's powerhouse.