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Gov. Jan Brewer facing massive political pressure over whether to sign bill that allows businesses that cite religious beliefs to deny service to gays. (Getty Images)

Arizona Governor Returns Home Amid Furor Over Bill

Gov. Jan Brewer facing massive political pressure over whether to sign bill that allows businesses that cite religious beliefs to deny service to gays.

02/26/2014

The federal government says it will recognize marriage licenses issued in Utah for same-sex couples. (Getty Images)

Feds Side With Same-Sex Couples In Utah

Attorney General Holder says the government will honor gay marriage licenses issued in Utah.

01/11/2014

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Utah To Clerks: Finish Gay Marriage Paperwork

More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples took home marriage licenses from local clerks after a federal judge overturned Utah’s same-sex marriage ban.

01/10/2014

File photo of a lesbian couple exchanging rings during their wedding. (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Gay In Utah: Hostility, Acceptance Part Of Life

Utah has long been known as a bastion of red-state conservatism with deep roots in the Mormon faith. It’s the kind of place that has historically been unwelcoming to gay marriage.

12/29/2013

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Heller Supports Gay Rights Bill

Heller’s vote helped break a filibuster threat by opponents

11/04/2013

File photo of the headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America. (credit: Getty Images)

Mormon Church Pleased With Boy Scouts Proposal

The Mormon church has given its blessing to the Boy Scouts of America on its latest proposal to lift the gay ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.

04/27/2013

File photo of a detailed view of a Boy Scout uniform. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Scouts Reject Troop Sponsored By Gay Rights Group

A proposed Boy Scouts troop sponsored by a Utah gay rights organization has been rejected by Boy Scouts of America.

04/01/2013

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Nevada Court Hears Lesbian Parental Rights Case

The Nevada Supreme Court is set to consider whether a woman who bore a child implanted with the fertilized egg of her former lesbian partner has full parental rights.

11/05/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

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