Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he opposes same-sex marriage and adoption, wading into an increasingly fraught debate in the home of Roman Catholicism a month before an election in which he is seeking a second term.
A former U.S. Air Force sergeant, who was kicked out of the military in 2002 and eventually went to work for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” will be one of eight featured “citizen co-chairs” of President Barack Obama’s inauguration on Monday.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who aspires to be New York City's first openly gay and first female mayor, will pick up on Thursday the endorsement of the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy group.
In a development that may surprise some local activists, the two D.C. Council members who voted against the city’s same-sex marriage law have been assigned by Council Chair Phil Mendelson to head committees that oversee all of the city’s LGBT and AIDS-related programs.
Following controversy at the Army's Fort Bragg in North Carolina, pressure is mounting on the Defense Department to issue new regulations granting the spouses and partners of gay servicemembers military IDs.