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3 March 2009Increased rights for Colombian same-sex partners “not automatic” + Gay and lesbian couples in Colombia still face challenges after a ruling granting them increased rights.
3 March 2009Legislators propose Harvey Milk Day in California 5 Politicians in California have announced they are to introduce a bill to mark the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected in the state.
3 March 2009Gay couples launch suit for US federal benefits 2 Gay married couples in the US state of Massachusetts are suing the federal government for benefits received by straight married couples.
2 March 2009Obama moves to end “moral” opt-out for health care providers 12 The President of the United States has moved to overturn regulations that allow doctors, nurses and others to refuse to treat people who they disapprove of on "moral" grounds.
2 March 2009Congresswoman introduces bill to allow gays to serve openly in US military 1 A bill to repeal the ban on gay men and women serving in the US military is to be introduced today.
2 March 2009Sean Penn wants to take Milk to the White House 4 Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has said that his film Milk is "one of the steps forward" in the battle for gay marriage.
27 February 2009Gay marriage vigils planned ahead of Prop 8 appeal to Supreme Court 2 Lesbian, gay and bisexual Californians and their supporters will take to the streets of more than a dozen cities next month to protest against a ban on gay marriage in the state.
27 February 2009Catholic bishops ‘helped defeat’ domestic partnerships bill in New Mexico 5 Lesiglation to provide gay and straight unmarried couples with the right to enter into domestic partnerships under state law has been rejected by the New Mexico state Senate.
27 February 2009Republican politician partially apologises for comparing gays to murderers 18 A state Senator in Colorado has admitted he has caused insult by comparing gay and lesbian people to murderers and adulterers.
27 February 2009Homophobia is “rampant” on XBox claims gay media group 10 A cyber-row has broken out after a woman was banned from playing XBox Live online because her open lesbianism "offended" other players.
26 February 2009Hawaii Senate’s 3am vote on civil unions ends in tie 1 New legislation that would allow gay and lesbian couples in Hawaii to form a civil union has been given a 3-3 vote in a state Senate committee.
25 February 2009Gay Republicans condemn party chair’s comments on “crazy” civil unions 3 A group representing lesbian and gay Republicans has condemned the chairman of the party's national committee for dismissing gay civil unions.
25 February 2009Asian TV network censored gay references from Oscar speeches 7 One of the world's largest broadcasters has been criticised for editing out mentions of gay and lesbian people in acceptance speeches made by Oscar winners.
24 February 2009Video: BBC’s camp comedy Beautiful People sold to US gay network Logo 4 A hit BBC series about the adventures of a gay teenager in suburban Reading will be shown in America.
24 February 2009Republican party chair rejects civil unions as going “loosey-goosey on marriage” 3 Hopes that the Republicans may become more accepting of the rights of gay and lesbian Americans suffered a setback yesterday when a party leader attacked civil unions.
24 February 2009Civil rights group backs challenge to California gay marriage ban 1 The national president of America's leading civil rights group has said banning gay marriage interferes with a "fundamental freedom."
24 February 2009Obama urged to appoint gay man as Commerce Secretary 2 A grassroots LGBT organisation has called on the US President to appoint the country's first openly gay Cabinet minister.
24 February 2009Colorado politician compares homosexuality to murder 19 A Republican state Senator in Colorado has compared gay and lesbian people to murderers and adulterers.
23 February 2009Video: Gay kids – you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value 8 The winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay spoke directly to gay kids when he accepted his award in Los Angeles last night.
23 February 2009Victory for lesbian mother after Michigan court refused to hear custody case 2 A family court cannot refuse to hear a child custody case simply because it involves children whose parents are lesbians, the Michigan State Court of Appeals has ruled.