Gay couples will be allowed to marry in Maryland starting Jan. 1, but as things stand now, they won’t be allowed to file joint tax returns. Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday that he is committed to changing that before income taxes are due for 2013.
Florida voters are split on gay marriage and oppose legalizing marijuana, according to a state poll released Thursday. The survey by Quinnipiac University of 1,261 registered voters found that 45 percent oppose gay marriage while 43 percent support it.
Too few trans people or trans-related issues were included in LGBT end-of-year lists. An even greater number of trans-related stories received little to no media attention at all this year, despite efforts to have them covered by bloggers and journalists.
$10,000 is the amount of money an anonymous donor just gave to help find a missing Charlottesville man. Nobody has seen Dashad Smith for about a month now as investigators continue to focus on an landfill in Henrico County.
Current and retired federal employees who have been on the offense against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) can’t taste victory yet, but its scent is growing stronger now that the Supreme Court has decided to review the law.
An appeals court on Monday upheld a three-year sentence against a man found guilty of homosexual conduct for sending a text message to another man saying: "I'm very much in love with you." Activists said the court's ruling in Yaounde, the capital, marked yet another setback for gays and lesbians in Cameroon, widely viewed as the most repressive country in Africa when it comes to prosecuting same-sex couples. Jean-Claude Roger Mbede, 32, had been provisionally released on bail in July after serving a year and a half in prison.