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Gay Rights

A gay pride and an American flag hang from a shoulder bag during a demonstration.  (credit: Justin Sullivan/GettyImages)

Gay Illegal Immigrant Denied Protection In US

A federal appeals court in Denver is refusing to block extradition of a gay illegal immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people.

10/04/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

Supporters of civil unions at the capitol in Denver on May 8, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Gay Marriage Could Be Big Voting Issue In Colorado

Since 2008, equal rights for same-sex couples — either through civil unions or gay marriage — has flared in a few of the most contested presidential states. The fight in Colorado has proved especially bitter.

05/19/2012

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GOP Kills Civil Unions In Colorado Special Session

Gay couples who watched as Colorado lawmakers rejected a civil unions measure are taking comfort in the bill sponsor’s mantra: It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when civil unions become law.

05/14/2012

House Speaker Frank McNulty (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Measure Faces Likely Defeat

Colorado’s civil unions measure appears headed for certain defeat, as Republicans and Democrats are spending the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.

05/14/2012

Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Measure Faces Likely Defeat At State Capitol

Colorado’s civil unions measure appeared headed for certain defeat Monday, as Republicans and Democrats spent the first day of a special legislative session pointing fingers over the proposal to give same-sex couples the rights of married couples.

05/14/2012

State House representatives look up at citizens booing their decision Tuesday night. (credit: CBS)

Civil Unions Bill Dies As Colorado Lawmakers Reach Impasse

Colorado lawmakers are set to wrap up their annual session Wednesday after one of their most heated issues – a civil unions proposal – died amid chants of “shame on you” from gay rights supporters the night before.

05/09/2012

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Gay Rights Group Pressuring Businesses

A gay rights group is trying to pressure businesses to sever links to organizations like Focus on the Family over allegations the organizations promote anti-gay hate groups.

08/18/2011

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