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LGBT Wedding Cake (credit: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Couple Wants Mississippi To Recognize Same-Sex Marriage So They Can Get A Divorce

A woman wants Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to get a divorce…

11/21/2014

Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets during a game against the Toronto Raptors on March 10, 2014 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former Stanford Basketball Star And First Openly Gay Pro Athlete Jason Collins Retires From The NBA

Collins is retiring from the NBA, 18 months after he came out. He played last season with the Brooklyn Nets.

11/19/2014

Gay marriage ring exchange

Bay Area Photographers Close Shop After Backlash From Refusing To Shoot Gay Wedding

A gay couple were approaching their wedding day, and opted for the services of UrLoved, a wedding photography company based in San Rafael.

11/17/2014

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Federal Panel Supports Lifting 31-Year-Old Ban On Blood Donations By Gay Men

A U.S. advisory panel recommended Thursday to partially lift a 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

11/14/2014

Same-sex wedding cake topper. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Same-Sex Marriages Projected To Add $414 Million To California Economy

More than any other state, California will benefit financially from the growing legality of same-sex marriages, according to new analysis from NerdWallet.

11/12/2014

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Federal Judge Rules South Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down South Carolina’s same-sex marriageban as unconstitutional, opening the door to such marriages but also giving the state a week to appeal. The attorney general said he would do so immediately.

11/12/2014

Flaming Lips To Give Musical Tribute To Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Memorial Pulled Down In Russia After Tim Cook Comes Out As Gay

A tribute to Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been removed from a college in Saint Petersburg.

11/04/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Acknowledges He Is Gay And ‘Proud’

In what many see as a big step for American business and society, Apple CEO Tim Cook has come out publicly, announcing that he is “proud to be gay.”

10/30/2014

SF Gay Pride Parade Bolstered By Recent Supreme Court Rulings

Wyoming Becomes Latest State To Allow Same-Sex Unions

Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

10/21/2014

Pope Francis (R) leads a mass honouring the canonisation of two Canadian saints, having previously celebrated a mass for Saint Jose, in St. Peter's basilica at the Vatican on October 12, 2014. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Meeting Of Catholic Bishops Signals Growing Acceptance For LGBT Members

The meeting – known as a synod – was called by Pope Francis to discuss hot-button issues such as same-sex unions, divorce and birth control. No formal decisions were reached Monday, but CBS News reports that the tone of initial reports coming out of the two-day meeting indicate a major shift from condemnation to acceptance, including a call to recognize the positive aspects of civil unions and the potential benefits from establishing commitments from the gay community to the church.

10/13/2014

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