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Congress moves to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Gay, lesbian, civil rights groups and supporters say the move by Congress Thursday, May 27, toward ending the U.S. military's controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy was a historic step forward.

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Monserrate runs on anti-gay platform

N.Y. politician uses homophobia as main election message.

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Hate group overwhelmed by pro-LGBT counter-protest

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Pride was out in force in Long Beach for a counter-protest against an antigay hate group on February 19.

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Death knell for don't ask, don't tell

More and more Americans have come to believe that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should be able to serve openly in the military without punishment.

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Pentagon leaders say they favor gays serving openly

In a historic first, the Pentagon's top leaders called this week for an end to "don't ask, don't tell," the policy.

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Ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is the right thing to do

Gay rights activists welcome President Barack Obama's recent remarks calling for an end to the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Obama made the appeal at the end of his first State of the Union speech Wednesday.

Witness at equal marriage trial: Opposition ‘grounded in prejudice'

San Francisco's equal marriage trial, now in its third week, has been marked by moving testimony about the pain denial of marriage has inflicted on same-sex couples and their families.

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Landmark marriage equality trial opens in San Francisco

A San Francisco courtroom has become the latest venue in the nationwide campaign for marriage equality.

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Amanda Simpson: trailblazer for equality

Many believe that Amanda Simpson, 48, one of the first openly transgender appointees to the federal government is simply a sign of the times.

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Houston inaugurates gay mayor, Annise Parker

A city the mainstream media painted as ultra-conservative celebrated the inauguration of a new, progressive openly gay mayor, Annise Parker.

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