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Gay pride parades celebrate "landmark year"

Under sunny skies and seas of rainbow flags, millions of Americans participated in gay pride parades across the country June 24, celebrating what many are calling a "landmark year" in advances for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

Carrie Underwood responds to backlash for gay marriage support

After Carrie Underwood's interview with British newspaper The Independent, in which she was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love, a backlash has developed online by those who oppose marriage equality.

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California takes another step toward marriage equality

California took one more step on the road toward marriage equality this week.

Appeals court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

A federal appeals court declared that the DOMA unconstitutionally denies benefits to married gay couples, a ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Mariela Castro in San Francisco: Cuba moving toward LGBT equality

Mariela Castro Espin told a standing-room-only crowd of the progress Cuba has made toward equal rights for its LGBT community.

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Did Dharun Ravi verdict bring justice for Tyler Clementi?

Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, where I have taught for 41 years, committed suicide.

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Florida’s Orange County OKs domestic partnerships

Orange County, Fla., home of Walt Disney World, became the second county in Central Florida to pass a domestic partnership ordinance.

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Three cheers for Mariela Castro’s visit to the U.S.

Mariela Castro, staunch advocate and supporter of LGBT causes, daughter of Raul Castro and neice to Fidel Castro, is coming to the United States.

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Obama makes history on marriage equality

Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to endorse the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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Phoenix mayor opposes discrimination against LGBT community

This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.

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