Anti-gay activists from Alliance Defending Freedom presented less than 19,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America requesting that they keep in place their anti-gay membership policy. This compared to the 1.8 million presented in a petition by Scouts for Equality.
When Caitlin Ryan was a teenager in the 1960s, "lesbian" and "bisexual" weren't in the mainstream lexicon. The library was virtually the only place someone could go for accurate information about homosexuality. And when she came out to her own parents, they had no idea how to react.
Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced, but ultimately withdrew, an amendment that would have allowed gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to use the nation's immigration system to petition for their partners they married in other countries.