Actress Angelina Jolie disclosed that she had a preventive double mastectomy after she learned she carried a gene that made it highly likely she would develop breast cancer.
Jolie made the announcement in an op-ed in the May 14 issue of The New York Times.
A lesbian teacher challenging her dismissal from an Ohio Catholic school says the local union for Catholic educators has decided not to proceed with her complaint.
Carla Hale said on May 13 that the grievance committee for the Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators isn't supporting her efforts to get back her job as a physical-education teacher.
A statewide LGBT group working for equality in Wisconsin is congratulating Minnesotans and celebrating their marriage equality victory.
On May 13, the Minnesota Senate sent a marriage equality bill to the governor, who is expected to sign the measure into law today (May 14) at 5 p.m.
Minnesota senators are expected to pass marriage equality legislation this afternoon (May 13), after debate that was set to begin at about noon CST.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has promised to sign it, with the ceremony tentatively set for Tuesday (May 14).
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin and Keith Ellison of Minnesota recently announced legislation to explicitly guarantee the right to vote in the Constitution.
The proposed Pocan-Ellison Right to Vote Amendment would amend the Constitution to provide all Americans the affirmative right to vote and empower Congress to protect this right, according to a news release.
Dozens of religious leaders have signed a statement supporting marriage equality in New Mexico, the only state in the U.S. that has not specifically addressed same-sex marriage in its statutes or its Constitution.
In March, a lawsuit was filed in Albuquerque’s district court on behalf of two same-sex couples seeking the freedom to marry. The lawsuit claims that the New Mexico marriage statutes and New Mexico Constitution do not bar same-sex couples from marrying, and therefore the state should issue civil marriage licenses to any same-sex couple who applies for one.
UPDATE: The governor will sign the bill at 5 p.m. May 14.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign a marriage equality bill as early as May 14, making the state the 12th in the nation to legalize civil marriage for same-sex couples.
Russian investigators say a 23-year-old Russian man was fatally beaten by his companions after he came out as gay.
Authorites have arrested a former schoolmate of the victim and another man in connection with the killing, which happened on May 10.
State lawmakers gave final approval on May 13 to a measure that will decriminalize possession of limited amounts of marijuana in Vermont.
The bill is headed to Gov. Peter Shumlin, who is expected to sign it into law in coming weeks and make Vermont the 17th state in the nation to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.
Gallup polling shows that 53 percent of Americans think same-sex marriages should be legal in the United States. This is the third consecutive Gallup survey with support at 50 percent or more.
Gallup conducted the poll May 2-7 and released the results on May 13, the day the Minnesota Senate sent a marriage equality bill to the governor. Mark Dayton is set to sign the measure later on May 14, making Minnesota the 12th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage.
The White House says it was inappropriate for the Internal Revenue Service to target tea party groups for additional reviews during last year's presidential election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said he did not know when administration officials learned of the practice.
Roger Federer and Andy Murray believe there would be no problem if a men's tennis player comes out as gay.
The second- and third-ranked players were asked about the possibility Sunday at the Italian Open after NBA veteran Jason Collins recently became the first active player in any of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out.