Legislation that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act is enjoying record support as the year comes to a close — and an LGBT group backing the bill is optimistic that strength will grow further as additional lawmakers who support marriage equality take their seats at the start of the next Congress.
The Supreme Court, after taking most of the day to prepare new orders, took no action Friday on the ten same-sex marriage cases now on the docket. It did agree to rule on whether taking a human gene out of the body is a process that can be patented. That case is Association for Molecular Pathology v.Myriad Genetics (docket 12-398), with the grant limited to that issue. The Justices also agreed to rule on legal protection for makers of generic drugs (Mutual Phamaceutical v. Bartlett, 12-142).
Today marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day, an international observance in support of those living with HIV/AIDS and in memory of the lives lost in the epidemic. In honor of World AIDS Day, GLAAD has put together a resource kit to provide you with more information around HIV/AIDS.
At their Conference today, the Justices will consider petitions raising federal constitutional issues related to same-sex marriage. These are the most significant cases these nine Justices have ever considered, and probably that they will ever decide.
Rep. Jackie Speier unveiled a measure this week meant to take national steps to protect kids from so-called "ex-gay therapy," which she says has no science to back it up. Rep. Speier chats with CNN's Don Lemon about the SHOK (Stop Harming Our Kids) initiative.