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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.
23 February 2009Video: Thank you, you commie, homo-loving sons of guns 1 Sean Penn directly challenged homophobia in his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last night.
23 February 2009Elton John raises millions for AIDS foundation at Oscars party 1 Singer Sir Elton John and has partner David Furnish hosted their annual fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Los Angeles last night.
23 February 2009Hawaii civil unions bill faces opposition from ‘family’ groups + Legislation granting rights to same-sex couples will be considered by a Hawaii state Senate committee tomorrow.
23 February 2009Gay marriage is inevitable, Sean Penn tells world’s press after Oscar win 6 Actor Sean Penn spoke up for same-sex marriage both in his Oscars acceptance speech and in remarks to the press after he collected his award.
23 February 2009Best actor Oscar for Sean Penn as gay politician Harvey Milk + A biopic of one of the most famous American gays of the 20th century has won two Oscars.
20 February 2009Utah politician sacked from committee after homophobic comments 6 A senior Utah Republican state Senator has been removed from the Judiciary Committee after he claimed "radical gays" are the greatest threat to America.
20 February 2009US state moves to grant workplace protection to LGBT people + The state Senate of North Dakota has passed legislation that will bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in matters of employment.
20 February 2009US President’s aide was investigated for homosexuality by Hoover’s FBI 1 The US Federal Bureau of Investigation suspected one of President Lyndon B Johnson's closest aides was gay, it has emerged.
20 February 2009Wisconsin will face challenge to domestic partnerships from ‘family’ groups + The Governor of the US state of Wisconsin has announced plans to introduce domestic partnerships.
19 February 2009Gay Portland Mayor’s former lover poses for naked photo shoot 3 The former lover of gay Portland Mayor Sam Adams has posed naked for front cover photos for Unzipped magazine.