BISBEE, Ariz (KGUN9-TV) - It's not quite gay marriage, but as of today same sex couples can claim some of the privileges of married couples in one Arizona town.
Sometime small steps in small towns lead to big changes. In Bisbee, Kathy Sowden and Deborah Grier went to Bisbee City Hall to file the papers to recognize their 21 year relationship as a formal civil union.
The documents spell out how they want to handle some of the privileges that come with marriage like the ability to make medical decisions for each other.
The Supreme Court returned the battle over same-sex marriage to the states last month, and Deb and Susan Whitewood are among the first to pick up the fight.
A couple for 22 years with two teenage daughters, the Whitewoods filed suit on Tuesday to overturn Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage, one of the first of an expected outpouring of cases around the country to cite the court’s majority opinion that same-sex couples are denied a “status of immense import” and their children deprived of “the integrity and closeness of their own family.”
While LGBT people around the nation celebrate the landmark victories for marriage equality at the Supreme Court, the Campaign for Southern Equality is once again bringing the fight for equality into the Deep South.
Fleet Week comes early for San Diego, you lucky so-and-so’s. The United States Navy, Region Southwest has authorized active duty servicemembers to wear their uniforms in next Saturday’s San Diego LGBT Pride Parade.
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is asking the public for help in identifying and tracking down a man wanted in connection with an assault that took place in Midtown South on Sunday morning.
Just after 3 a.m. a man who has been described as white or Hispanic, in his 40s with black hair, wearing a black tank top, black shorts, black sneakers, and carrying a dark-colored backpack apparently entered the Speedy Cafe and made anti-gay comments toward a pair of patrons. The suspect then kicked one of the men in the shoulder and fled on foot along West 32nd Street.
A city councilman in Louisiana is drafting a new set of ordinances that would ban the flying of rainbow flags on any public property after a constituent took umbrage with one such flag that was raised by a local LGBT organization.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Gowns and crowns will be gracing the Miss South Carolina Pageant next week, but all the pomp and circumstance is taking a back seat to one contestant in particular who is making national headlines.
For the first time in history, the pageant has an openly gay contestant. She's also multi-racial, and many are calling her the new face of the south.
Her name is Analouisa Valencia.
"Why should she not win," asked Analouisa's mom, Hattie Palasox. "She's got everything."
A photograph of Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton defending Russia's beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by holding a rainbow flag in front of Moscow's Kremlin is going viral in the blogosphere.
The star, who nabbed an Oscar for "Michael Clayton" in 2007, reportedly released the following statement on the photograph via her spokesperson: "In solidarity. From Russia with love."