Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she's re-evaluating the state's defense of its ban on gay marriage after a new ruling by a federal appeals court.
Masto said the state's arguments in the case "are likely no longer tenable" after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a separate case that it's unconstitutional to exclude jurors based on sexual orientation.
A longtime state Democratic Party consultant says pop singer Clay Aiken is considering a run for Congress.
President Barack Obama’s unprecedented use of “lesbian,” “gay,” “bisexual” and “transgender” in his public statements is "contributing immensely to the political mainstreaming of LGBT people and marriage equality within American society," according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.
HRC is the nation's largest LGBT civil rights group.
A survey by Public Policy Polling shows support for marriage equality from a plurality of Florida voters.
The poll found 47 percent of voters favor legalizing same-sex marriage in the Sunshine State and 44 percent oppose gay marriage.
The Recording Academy's voters mined some of pop music's biggest hits to send an open-hearted message at the Grammy Awards, honoring French electronic music pioneers Daft Punk for teaming with R&B legends to make a hybrid album that celebrated both genres, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kacey Musgraves for espousing gay rights and Lorde for her anti-swag message to the masses.
Daft Punk and collaborator Pharrell Williams won four awards, including top honors album and record of the year, and best new artists Macklemore and Lewis matched that with four of their own. Lorde won two awards for her inescapable hit "Royals."
A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., today invited President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to visit his state and see how new marijuana regulations are being successfully implemented.
Polis sent the invitation after both the president and the Senate leader expressed shifting, more relaxed positions on marijuana.
Virginia's new attorney general says he will not defend the state's ban on gay marriage, which he says is unconstitutional.
Instead of acting as defendant, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will side with the plaintiffs seeking to overturn the measure.
When President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union on Jan. 28, out basketball player Jason Collins will be seated in the first lady’s box.
The announcements of those who will be seated in the box often provide clues as to what issues the president will address in the speech.
A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled this week.
Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn't intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn't involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn't qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported.
The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage wants to impeach Virginia's attorney general, who announced today that he would not defend the state's amendment against gay marriage because it is unconstitutional.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced this morning that instead of defending the amendment, he will side with the plaintiffs seeking to overturn the measure in court. In a statement released early on Jan. 23, a spokesman for Herring, Michael Kelly, wrote, "After a thorough legal review of the matter, Attorney General Herring has concluded that Virginia's current ban is in violation of the U.S. constitution and he will not defend it."
Four same-sex couples represented by the American Civil Liberties Union have sued Utah for refusing to recognize their marriages, which took place after a federal court overturned the state's anti-gay ban in late December.
In a window that opened with the federal court ruling and closed with a stay issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, more than 1,000 same-sex couples married in Utah. The U.S. Justice Department has said the federal government will recognize the marriages but the governor has said Utah will not recognize them.