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State Police Raid Office Of Openly Gay R.I. House Speaker

Friday Mar 21, 2014
Law enforcement officials raided the office of House Speaker Gordon Fox on Friday as part of an investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, the FBI, IRS and state police.

Va. Del Comes Out, Will Face Gay Sen. For Congressional Seat

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Feb 23, 2014
In a Washington Post op-ed column, Virginia Delegate Mark D. Sickles announced that he is gay, he’s sick of hearing anti-gay comments in the House, and he’s running for Congress.

NARAL Pro-Choice Honors Philly’s State Rep. Brian Sims

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Philadelphia State. Rep. Brian Sims will be honored by NARAL Pro-Choice America with a national "Champion of Choice" award for his strong stance on women’s rights.

Gay Va. Senator Introduces Legislation to Repeal Marriage Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin has introduced legislation to repeal the state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

Senate Approves First Openly Gay Circuit Court Judge

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Todd Hughes, the first openly gay Circuit Court judge in history.

Mexico’s First Gay Mayor Elected Amid Machismo and Drug Violence

Thursday Jul 18, 2013
Mexico’s first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough-and-tumble part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed belts and drug gang shootouts.

Top NYC Mayoral Picks Face Off at LGBT Forum

By Giovannah Philippeaux | Friday Apr 5, 2013
A crowded field of New York City mayoral candidates faced off at Baruch College in an LGBT forum.

The Obama Effect: Is the President Changing Public Views on LGBT Marriage?

By Victor Yates | Wednesday Feb 13, 2013
From President Barack Obama’s comments about gay military spouses at the State of the Union address to his historic acknowledgement during his second inauguration that LGBTs be treated equally; has ’The Obama Effect’ changed public opinion on gay rights?

"Courageous Love" Awards Honor Champions of Marriage Equality

By Joe Siegel | Friday Feb 8, 2013
Following a recent victory for same-sex marriage in the General Assembly, the leaders of the marriage equality movement in Rhode Island were honored for their efforts in a special Feb. 3 event, the Courageous Love Awards.

Colorado Civil Unions Bill Poised for Passage

By Lindsay King- Miller | Friday Feb 1, 2013
A bill to legalize same-sex civil unions passed Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee, and appears ready for passage by the Senate.