Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners to deny service to gay and lesbian residents due to their religious beliefs this week.
A recent study shows that people who are gay, lesbian and bi-sexual have a shorter lifespan in areas where citizens are less accepting of same sex relationships.
A federal judge ruled this week that Virginia’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk, Virginia, said in her ruling denied gay couples a fundamental freedom to marry. That doesn’t, however, mean that same sex marriages will begin immediately in that state.
Bill de Blasio says he will be boycotting the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade down Fifth Avenue in New York on March 17th. The newly elected New York City Mayor says he will not be participating in the parade due to the organization’s exclusion of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.