Ugandan LGBT advocate Frank Mugisha is scheduled to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in Washington on Thursday. Mugisha said of the award, "It gives me more courage to continue doing the work I'm doing. It sends out a message, not only to my country but to other countries that criminalize homosexuality."
After waiting more than 18 months without even receiving a committee hearing on his nomination, Edward DuMont, a partner at the Wilmer Hale law firm, has asked President Barack Obama to withdraw his nomination to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Maryland's Roman Catholic bishops recently released a 16-page statement claiming a marriage equality law would lead to violations of First Amendment rights. The statement called on parishioners to act against any proposal for a marriage equality law.
Houston Independent School District member Manuel Rodriguez Jr., who was re-elected this week, on Wednesday apologized for an anti-gay campaign ad targeting his opponent. Rodriguez: "I am aware that some people have said they were offended by one of my ads, and I apologize to all of those people."