LGBT

10:51am

Fri April 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Boy Scouts Propose Ending Ban On Gay Youth

A statue outside the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.
Tom Pennington Getty Images

The Boy Scouts of America says it will propose lifting its ban of gay members of the organization. The matter will be put to a vote of its 1,400 members of the Boy Scout National Council next month.

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7:41am

Wed April 17, 2013
The Two-Way

New Zealand Lawmakers Pass Same-Sex Marriage Law

Jills Angus Burney, left, and Deborah Hambly, right, who hope to marry in New Zealand, watch lawmakers ahead of the vote on same-sex marriage on Thursday, April 17, 2013.
Nick Perry AP

By a vote of 77 to 44, lawmakers in New Zealand have passed a new law permitting same-sex marriage. The bill was adopted after its third reading and is to take effect in August, according to the New Zealand Herald.

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5:13am

Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: DC Comics Introduces First Transgender Character

An image of Batgirl from the cover of "Batgirl 19," in which it is revealed that Batgirl's roommate is transgender.
DC Comics

2:15pm

Fri April 5, 2013
It's All Politics

The Democrats' Final Four On Gay Marriage

In the U.S. Senate, it's down to the Final Four versus the Dynamic Duo.

Only four Democratic senators remain who do not support same-sex marriage. Across the aisle, there are now two Republicans who have announced their support.

The new alignments mean that a majority — 53 senators — now support a concept that 85 senators voted to ban in 1996 with the Defense of Marriage Act.

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6:15am

Sat March 30, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

Gay Marriage And The Evolving Language Of Love

Originally published on Sun March 31, 2013 12:01 am

English-language experts say how gay couples refer to themselves, and how others refer to same-sex couples, continues to evolve.
Mario Tama Getty Images

In 1982, advice columnist Dear Abby published a letter from someone who'd just moved from a conservative Midwestern town to bohemian Portland, Ore.

Suddenly the advice seeker was interacting with gay couples and wanted to know: Should a letter be addressed to "Mr. John Doe and Friend?'"

Is it proper to say, "This is so-and-so and his lover"?

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