Poll: Same-sex marriage support at 50% in key state
February 24th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
10 months ago

Poll: Same-sex marriage support at 50% in key state

(CNN) - A new poll indicates a slight majority of Ohio voters support legalizing same-sex marriage in their state.

According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Monday morning, 50% of Buckeye State voters back the move, with 44% opposed to making same-sex marriage legal.

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Filed under: Gay rights • Ohio • Polls • Same-sex marriage
February 16th, 2014
04:58 PM ET
10 months ago

Chelsea Clinton: LGBTQ rights 'unfinished business' of this century

(CNN) - Adapting a line from her mother, Chelsea Clinton said Sunday that shedding light on LGBTQ issues should be a major focus for human rights advocates this century.

"My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century,” she said of Hillary Clinton, the former New York senator and secretary of state. “That is certainly true. But so too are the issues of LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century."

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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Gay rights • Hillary Clinton
December 27th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
12 months ago

Alabama lawmaker to propose legislation backing 'Duck Dynasty' star

Updated 12/27/2013 at 2:20pm ET

(CNN) - The controversial comments about homosexuality made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson have come up in conversations across the country in the past two weeks and may make its way to the Alabama state legislature next month.

Republican state Sen. Jerry Fielding plans to introduce a symbolic resolution in support of the Louisiana family's patriarch.
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Filed under: Alabama • Gay rights
Boehner: GOP should support its openly gay candidates
December 5th, 2013
01:34 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner: GOP should support its openly gay candidates

Updated 4:17 p.m. ET, 12/5/2013

Washington (CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he believes the GOP should support the party's openly gay candidates.

"I do," he said when asked by CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash if he backs such House hopefuls.
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Filed under: 2014 • Gay rights • John Boehner
Gay rights group hits Boehner for scheduling 'anti-LGBT' speakers on the Hill
November 15th, 2013
04:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Gay rights group hits Boehner for scheduling 'anti-LGBT' speakers on the Hill

Washington (CNN) - Gay rights group Human Rights Campaign is blasting House Speaker John Boehner for scheduling a room on Capitol Hill for a meeting of individuals the organization accuses of supporting Russia's anti-LGBT "propaganda" law.

Speakers from a variety of groups that support things like traditional marriage took part in a symposium on Friday by the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society – a traditional marriage group.

The event was called "Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands: What Should America Learn?"

Human Rights Campaign argued in a statement the event was used "to promote using Russia's anti-gay laws as a model for the U.S."
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Filed under: Gay rights • John Boehner
Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill
November 7th, 2013
02:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate passes LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Washington (CNN) - For the first time, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that would protect gay, lesbian and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace.

The Employment Nondiscrimination Act, or ENDA, passed the Democratic-led chamber on Thursday, 64 to 32.

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Filed under: Gay rights • Senate
Senate to vote on LGBT discrimination bill
November 4th, 2013
11:15 AM ET
1 year ago

Senate to vote on LGBT discrimination bill

Washington (CNN) - The Senate will take up an anti-discrimination bill to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from workplace discrimination.

The Senate is set to vote on a key procedural measure Monday afternoon. It's the first time the Senate has moved to take up a comprehensive form of the bill.

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Filed under: Gay rights • Senate
Biden cancels LGBT keynote speech because of government shutdown
October 3rd, 2013
12:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden cancels LGBT keynote speech because of government shutdown

(CNN) – The government shutdown has caused Vice President Joe Biden to back out of a keynote address to the annual dinner of the national gay and lesbian group Human Rights Campaign, according to his office Thursday.

Biden had been scheduled to be speak at the Human Rights Campaign's national dinner in Washington Saturday night. An HRC spokesman confirmed that Biden had cancelled.
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Filed under: Gay rights • Government Shutdown • Joe Biden
New Jersey to outlaw gay conversion therapy for minors
August 19th, 2013
06:30 AM ET
1 year ago

New Jersey to outlaw gay conversion therapy for minors

Update 11:16 a.m. ET - Christie has signed the bill into law.

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey will become the second state to forbid gay conversion therapy for minors when Gov. Chris Christie signs legislation into law Monday banning the highly controversial practice, CNN has learned.

Gay conversion therapy is an effort championed by people who believe that you can change a person’s sexual orientation through counseling. The American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association and American Psychological Association are just a handful of professional organizations that oppose this practice, saying it is harmful.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gay rights • New Jersey
August 7th, 2013
03:08 AM ET
1 year ago

President Obama: “No patience” for anti-LGBT laws in Russia

President Barack Obama said Tuesday he has “no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them.”

Speaking to “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, the president was asked by the host about recent legislation in Russia that cracks down on gay rights.
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Filed under: Gay rights • President Obama
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