Denmark’s Parliament has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to get married in formal church weddings instead of the short blessing ceremonies that the state’s Lutheran Church currently offers.
A sheriff’s department says threatening calls made to a Mississippi lawmaker came from a cellphone with a New Jersey area code.
Republican Rep. Andy Gipson of Braxton and his family received death threats in mid-May after he posted threatening Bible verses on Facebook to express his opposition to same-sex marriage.
The president of the Iowa and Nebraska conference of NAACP branches has resigned over the group’s national board resolution to support gay marriage.
KCCI-TV in Des Moines says that Rev. Keith Ratliff Sr. resigned from the NAACP and as president of the state conference.
On his blog, he liked to call himself Big Bad Justin, but in reality, according to his postings and his acquaintances, Jun Lin was a quiet, unassuming man who came to Canada from China to study engineering and computer science.
As a cashier at a convenience store, he never missed a shift. He loved his cat and queued up for the new iPhone on the day it went on sale.
Wisconsin Democrats are calling for marriage equality in their 2012 platform.
The platform reads: “We support marriage equality for all couples.”
Alabama now has a law limiting protests at funerals. Gov. Robert Bentley signed a bill this week mandating that demonstrators stay at least 1,000 feet away from funerals. That’s the equivalent of about two blocks.
Lawmakers passed the legislation unanimously during the session earlier this year.
The Boy Scouts of America will review a resolution that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders, but a spokesman says there’s no expectation that the ban on gay leaders will in fact be lifted any time soon.
The resolution was submitted by a scout leader from the Northeast in April and presented at the BSA’ national meeting in Orlando, Fla., according to spokesman Deron Smith.
Gathered recently at the Stonewall Inn where riots sparked the modern gay rights movement in June 1969, civil rights activists, labor leaders and lawmakers denounced the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
The coalition also announced a silent march on Father’s Day that’s being organized by the NAACP, National Action Network and 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
A Florida investigative report contains allegations that former Gov. Charlie Crist paid two men to hide gay affairs.
The document obtained and published by TV station WTSP is part of an investigation of former Republican Party of Florida chair Jim Greer.
President Barack Obama, keeping a custom he has had since his first year in office, has issued an LGBT Pride proclamation.
The proclamation follows:
A former NFL player has come out as being gay, joining a small but growing number of former athletes who are publicly acknowledging they are gays or lesbians.
Wade Davis, a cornerback who spent four preseasons with three NFL teams and also played in NFL Europe, said he didn’t tell his teammates he was gay because he feared the impact it would have in the locker room.
The Human Rights Campaign on June 7 released the largest known survey of LGBT teens, involving 10,000 respondents ages 13-17.
The study, Growing up LGBT in America, found: