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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

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NFL Offers LGBT Businesses Opportunity During Bay Area’s Super Bowl 50 Festivities

In a new program being rolled out this week, the NFL is expanding its outreach to include LGBT businesses for contracting opportunities during the 50th anniversary Super Bowl.

11/10/2014

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 CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 and wearble tech.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple CEO Tim Cook Challenges Home State Of Alabama On LGBT Rights

Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it’s too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better.

10/27/2014

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

Pauley Perrette goes purple for Spirit Day 2013. (Source: CBS)

CBS, Millions Of Americans To Go Purple For Spirit Day To Show Support For LGBT Youth

CBS and millions of others around the country will go purple to show support for LGBT youth, and take a stand against bullying Thursday.

10/15/2014

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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Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Now Available In Alaska

Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage — one of the first two states to prohibit same-sex weddings.

10/13/2014

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