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GOP debate audience boos gay soldier

A question from a gay soldier was met with boos during Thursday night’s Fox News Republican presidential debate. “In 2010 when I was deployed to Iraq, I had to lie about who I was because I’m a gay soldier and I didn’t want to lose my job,” Stephen Hill, a…

Obama administration asks appeals court to vacate “Don’t Ask” judgment

PASADENA, Calif (Reuters) – Obama administration lawyers asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to vacate a judgment declaring “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” unconstitutional now that the ban on openly gay men and women in the military is about to be repealed. But attorneys for opponents of the ban argued…

Lawsuit pits Target against gay-rights group

The retailing giant Target came under fire last year for its donations to run ads supporting an anti-gay rights candidate in Minnesota. Target insists that it is not anti-gay and has contributed to gay and lesbian organizations, but as recently as this month, concerns about last year’s incident caused Lady…

Supreme Court rejects plea to block military gay ban

The Supreme Court refused Friday to block enforcement of the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which forces gay, lesbian and trans-gender members of the military to hide their personal lives or face expulsion from the service. The high court denied a request from the gay rights group Log…

Student’s suicide after being filmed having gay sex a ‘hate crime’: group

A New Jersey college student jumped to his death off a bridge a day after authorities say two classmates surreptitiously recorded him having sex with a man in his dorm room and broadcast it over the Internet. Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge last week,…

Gay rights law group poised to take on Justice Department over DOMA

The gay rights group that argued on the winning side of Thursday’s court ruling declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional said Friday that it expects the Department of Justice to appeal the decision, and it’s confident the cause of gay rights will prevail. “We fully expect that the Obama…

Obama US Attorney expected to stand behind federal gay marriage ban, plaintiffs say

White House declines comment; Political implications could be enormous The gay rights law group that convinced a federal district court judge Thursday to strike down a federal ban on gay marriage has told the New York Times they “fully expect” the Justice Department to appeal the decision — a move…

Gay rights group demands apology from Newsweek

A gay rights group is demanding an apology from Newsweek magazine for a recent story that the group says suggested gay actors can’t play straight characters — an article that one actor dubbed “horrendously homophobic.” “An actor’s personal life should not be a factor in their believability in a role,”…

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