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Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, and same-sex couples lined up to marry at the courthouse in downtown Phoenix.
A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding on to oppose same-sex unions.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told congregants of his home church Thursday that the city of Houston abused power by subpoenaing sermons from pastors who publicly opposed a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.
North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders plan to appeal a ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist took opposing sides on the same-sex marriage question during their latest debate.
More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency.
LGBT Americans face an unfair financial burden, thanks to anti-gay laws, reveals a landmark report.
Democrats' high hopes of mitigating House losses in a rough election year have been dashed by reality.
The U.S. condemned Kyrgyzstan for their plans to adopt legislation to ban "gay propaganda," saying that the discriminatory law will hurt the Central Asian nation.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder appealed for a second term during a debate Sunday by pointing to Michigan's economic turnaround, while Democratic challenger Mark Schauer accused Snyder of cutting education funding and cutting taxes.