LGBT

3:29pm

Tue May 7, 2013
The Two-Way

With Senate Approval, Delaware Poised To Allow Gay Marriage

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 12:13 pm

The Delaware Senate passed a bill that would legalize same-sex marriages. Gov. Jack Markell said he would sign the bill, which means that the state is poised to become the 11th in the country to allow gay marriages.

The vote comes less than a week after Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a similar measure into law.

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10:02am

Fri May 3, 2013
The Two-Way

Iowa Court: List Both Same-Sex Parents On Birth Certificates

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 10:57 am

An Iowa couple and their daughter after a wedding ceremony on the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the state, in April 2009.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Iowa's Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the state's health department must include the names of both same-sex spouses as parents on a child's birth certificate.

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1:23am

Fri May 3, 2013
StoryCorps

After Years Of Hiding, 'Walking In Love' As Transgender

Originally published on Fri May 3, 2013 10:37 am

Alexis Martinez (left) worried that coming out to daughter Lesley as transgender would mean giving up any relationship with her grandchildren. But she needn't have worried.
StoryCorps

Growing up in a rough housing project on Chicago's South Side during the early 1960s, Alexis Martinez had to hide that she was transgender.

Back then, her name was Arthur, Alexis tells her daughter, Lesley Etherly Martinez, on a visit to StoryCorps in Chicago.

"When I came out to my mom that I was transgender, I think I was 13 or 14," Alexis says. "And she called the police. And I always remember that when the police showed up, they just laughed and told her, 'You've got a fag for a son, and there's nothing we can do about it.' "

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4:12pm

Thu May 2, 2013
The Two-Way

Rhode Island Becomes 10th State To Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Originally published on Thu May 2, 2013 5:18 pm

Update at 7:08 p.m. ET. Governor Signs The Bill:

"We are making history," Gov. Lincoln Chafee said right before he signed a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. "We are living up to the ideal of our founders."

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1:09pm

Thu May 2, 2013
Civil Unions

An Outpouring Of Civil Unions on Day One In Colorado

Fran and Anna Simon. The first in Denver to enter into a Civil Union
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Wednesday was a momentous day for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community in Colorado. The state began legally recognizing their relationships with civil unions.

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