Edith Windsor, Who Helped End Gay Marriage Ban, Dies At 88Edith Windsor, a gay rights pioneer whose landmark Supreme Court case struck down parts of a federal anti-gay-marriage law and paved a path toward legalizing same-sex nuptials nationwide, died Tuesday. She was 88.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court NomineesWith four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and GoreIn 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.
Gay Rights Group Drops $1M In Gay Marriage FightsThe country's leading gay rights group is donating $1 million to campaigns in four states where gay marriage is on the ballot this fall.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. 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.
3 Episcopal Priests In Baltimore Ordained CatholicThree Episcopal priests in Baltimore are being ordained in the Roman Catholic Church to better align with their beliefs.
Frank Kameny, Pioneering Gay Activist, Dies At 86Frank Kameny was out and proud before people knew what being "gay" meant. Kameny died Tuesday at 86, leaving a 50-year legacy as an advocate who chipped away at countless other barriers for gay people in America.
Recruiters: End Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Is Good NewsMaryland recruiters are preparing for more applicants know that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has come to an end.
Md. Gay Rights Group Wants To Make Same-Sex Marriage Legal Next YearGay rights advocates launch their 2012 campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland.