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Person of the Year: Tammy Baldwin

The first openly gay U.S. senator talks about her historic campaign, being a role model, and the LGBT legislative agenda in 2013.

Obama Says Hagel Qualified for Cabinet Position

The President said the Nebraska senator's apology for antigay remarks he made in 1998 shows "positive change."

Obama Pushes for Marriage Equality in Illinois

A statement from the White House marks the first time the President has backed a legislative measure in a state.

Third GOP House Member Supports DOMA Repeal

Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire signed on to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, becoming the second Republican House member to express support within the past week.


Republican Congressman Supports DOMA Repeal

Rep. Richard Hanna of New York becomes only the second Republican lawmaker to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. Will other Republicans follow suit?

Republicans Urged to Drop $2 Million DOMA Defense

Speaker Boehner and his colleagues are asked to "end your taxpayer-funded contract for outside legal services defending discrimination."

N.J. Lawmakers Fight 'Ex-Gay' Therapy; Will Christie Veto?

Senate President Steve Sweeney said he hopes Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed marriage equality legislation, will support the ban on therapy that seeks to "change" the sexual orientation of minors.


Illinois Lawmakers Plan to Bring Marriage Bill for a Vote

Senator Heather Steans and Representative Greg Harris plan to push the legislation before the current session ends early next month.

New York Republican Who Backed Marriage Equality Stands Down

Senator Stephen Saland conceded defeat in his reelection bid, leaving only one of the four Republicans who backed marriage equality in office.

Baldwin's Committee Assignments Handle LGBT Priorities

The first openly gay U.S. Senator has been appointed to committees dealing with ENDA, anti-bullying measures, and equal benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees.

New Jersey Leaders Repeat Opposition to Marriage Referendum

The state Senate president and LGBT advocacy groups reaffirmed their opposition after an openly gay assemblyman introduced a measure to allow voters to decide the issue.

Will Obama Weigh In On Marriage Cases?

Pressure is already mounting on the administration to file briefs in the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases before the Supreme Court.

Christine Quinn Calls for Justice Scalia to Apologize

"Don't compare me to a murderer because I'm a lesbian," said the New York City Council Speaker. "Don't do it. It's wrong."

Justice Scalia Says Constitution is Dead Dead Dead Dead

"It isn't a living document," said the outspoken conservative justice. "It's dead, dead, dead, dead."

WATCH: Ricky Martin to Join LGBT Human Rights Celebration at UN

The Tuesday event with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and LGBT human rights defenders will be live streamed from New York.

Lesbian Past of Candidate's Wife Rocks Mayor's Race

The New York Post sparked outrage with a cartoon following revelations about the wife of Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio.

Supreme Court Gives No Word on Other Marriage Cases

The cases will likely be held until the high court issues decisions in the DOMA and Proposition 8 appeals.

Where Will Justice Kennedy Stand on the Marriage Cases?

The past writings of the justice considered the swing vote suggest he could side with a sweeping decision in favor of marriage equality.

Couples Begin to Marry in Washington

Emily and Sarah Cofer became the first same-sex couple to marry in Washington on Sunday.