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National Boy Scouts Of America End Total Ban On Gay Adults

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. READ MORE.

New Research Reveals How Body Size Influences Romance In Same-Sex Relationships

Bad eating habits? A thinner partner might be a problem in a same-sex relationship, says new research at Rutgers University-Camden. READ MORE.

New Poll Finds Majority Of Voters Prefer Candidates Who Support Non-Discrimination Protections

A recent polling by Democracy Corps has found that 59 percent of voters are less likely to support candidates who oppose non-discrimination protections. READ MORE.

The Equality Act Is The LGBT Rights Bill We Want And Need

The Equality Act will be introduced Thursday, July 23 by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR, in the U.S. Senate and Rep. Cicilline, D-RI, in the U.S. House of Representatives, along with many co-sponsors: Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Cory Booker, and Reps. Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis. They will be joined by a large number of co-sponsors. READ MORE.

Largest Trans Survey Calls For Participants

The U.S. Trans Survey will be the largest most comprehensive survey in the history of U.S. trans history, seeking a goal of 20,000 completed surveys by trans, gender queer or non-binary identified people from around the country. READ MORE.

EEOC Rules Sexual Orientation Is Protected By Federal Civil Rights Law

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission July 15 issued a decision that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination that is outlawed by existing federal law. READ MORE.

Pentagon Announces Plan To Lift Transgender Military Ban

The Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military are outdated, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday, ordering a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender or sexuality-based barriers to military service. READ MORE.

Fox To Develop Film On SCOTUS' Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

A film about the U.S. Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage a nationwide right is being developed by 20th Century Fox. READ MORE.

Kansas Seeks To Dismiss Gay Marriage Tax Lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Revenue has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the tax filing status of same-sex married couples, saying the issue is now moot, according to a lawyer in the case. READ MORE.

Lambda Literary Partners With New Millennium Writings For Essay Competition

"On the heels of Marriage Equality becoming the law of the land and one of the most historic advances in LGBTQ civil rights of our time, we're thrilled to partner with New Millennium Writings on this essay contest asking our community what the SCOTUS ruling means to us," said Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of Lambda Literary. READ MORE.

Analysis: Marriage Ruling Opens Fight Within Arkansas GOP

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A social conservative who once called for banning gay couples from becoming foster parents, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was an unlikely foil for members of his own party outraged at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down same-sex marriage bans nationwide. READ MORE.

Same-sex Marriage Ruling Raises Issues For Kansas, Missouri

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation. READ MORE.

Vice President Biden Speaks At Freedom To Marry Celebration

Read a transcript of Joe Biden's speech at the Freedom to Marry celebration. READ MORE.

Tennessee attorney general drops same-sex divorce case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage, the Tennessee attorney general's office is no longer contesting the divorce of two men who wed in another state. READ MORE.

County Clerk In East Texas Resigns Over Gay Marriage Ruling

HENDERSON, Texas (AP) - An East Texas county clerk has resigned rather than comply with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry. READ MORE.

Bevin: Kentucky Should Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican nominee for governor says the state should stop issuing marriage licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. READ MORE.

Moore To Fundamentalists: America 'Under Attack'

MONTOMGERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore told a fundamentalist Christian group this weekend that "America is under attack." READ MORE.

Hero Of Marriage Ruling Honors Early Gay Rights Protesters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Regina Sullivan started crying as she squeezed her arms around the man behind the latest gay rights milestone: Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit led to the Supreme Court ruling making same-sex marriage the law of the land. READ MORE.

Gay Rights Activists Mark Landmark 1965 Demonstration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of the movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago - but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over. READ MORE.

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