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The nation's 44th president is the first to say the word "gay" in an inaugural address — and equated the gay-rights battle to the historic struggles of blacks and women
SCOTUS may take on cases that decide important issues relating to same-sex marriage, but the court will not rule on whether it should be legal nationwide
Gay rights activists boycotted over the company's donations to anti-same-sex marriage groups. Now that Chick-fil-A has backed down, will conservatives revolt?
Thousands of gay-marriage opponents lined up at the fast food joint on "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." But will gay-rights groups get the last laugh?
Several big-city mayors have tried to bully an honest business owner for holding firm to his Christian faith. They ought to be ashamed of themselves
The Amazon boss shows his support for a gay former colleague by filling the war chest of liberals in Washington state
The mayor of Chicago is blocking the chicken chain from opening a store in the city — provoking cries that he's violating the owner's First Amendment rights
A report claiming that children of gay parents suffer more than children of heterosexual couples is roundly derided as deeply flawed
A powerful GOP donor wants to help socially moderate politicians voice support for gay marriage without suffering a backlash from the far-right base
A federal appeals court says the law — which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman — is unconstitutional. Next stop, Supreme Court?
Polls suggest that instead of turning on President Obama, many African Americans are following his lead, and abandoning their opposition to same-sex marriage
The powerful civil rights organization's Ben Jealous joins other influential black voices — including President Obama and Jay-Z — and strongly backs gay rights
The rap mogul with a history of anti-gay lyrics does a 180 — a turnaround that may prove more meaningful to black voters than the president's years-long evolution
Pundits are eager to pontificate on how supporting same-sex marriage will cost Obama in November. They couldn't be more wrong
Obama bestows presidential support on the gay-marriage movement — but it's not likely to change much on the ground
President Obama makes history by coming out in support of same-sex marriage — something that other politicians, like Dick Cheney, did years ago
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