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Image from a YouTube video titled "Honey Maid: Love." (Honey Maid/Nabisco)

Honey Maid Turns Homophobic Backlash Against TV Spot Showing Same-Sex Couples Into Viral Gold

Negative backlash created by a commercial for Honey Maid graham crackers – which portrayed gay and interracial families in the “This is Wholesome” TV spot – has been turned around by the company into another video response that is gaining a huge following on the web.

04/04/2014

New Acting Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent (CBS)

Recruiting Firm’s Stance On Gay Employee Benefits Delays Oakland Police Chief Search

Oakland’s search for a new permanent police chief has been delayed a second time because the recruiting firm the city planned to hire was disqualified for denying equal benefits to gay employees.

03/13/2014

Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gay Couple Will Be 1st To Get Married Atop Rose Parade Float

The men who plan to become the first gay couple married on a Rose Parade float say they’re too busy planning their wedding to think much about a proposed parade boycott.

12/31/2013

(Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Bay Area Activists Call For Vodka Boycott Over Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws

A handful of protesters in San Francisco called for a boycott of Russian-made vodka Tuesday after that country’s lawmakers recently enacted what critics are calling anti-gay legislation.

08/06/2013

Lesbian Wedding

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Relief Legislation For California Same-Sex Couples

Currently, health benefits in same-sex partnerships are taxed by the federal government as income, although some California companies reimburse that tax to their employees.

02/15/2013

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Military Benefits Extended To Same-Sex Partners

Pentagon officials say the department is not extending some housing benefits to same-sex partners of service members because the issue requires more review and military leaders are worried that it might be unfair.

02/11/2013

Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Prop. 8, Defense Of Marriage Cases In March

The Supreme Court will hear two days’ worth of arguments over laws affecting gay marriage during the last week of March, including California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage.

01/07/2013

Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California

No Action Again From Supreme Court On Prop 8

The U.S. Supreme Court is due to take another look on Friday at whether it should review the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

12/03/2012

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Illegal Immigrants With American Same-Sex Partners May Get Deportation Reprieve

The Department of Homeland Security is planning to issue a policy memo stating illegal immigrants with American same-sex partners are eligible for consideration of having their deportation put on hold.

09/28/2012

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Nears Ban On Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

The California State Assembly has approved what supporters say would be the nation’s first ban on a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.

08/28/2012

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