Arguments Set in Challenge to Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

Jul 24
Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

NY Agencies Collecting More Gender Data

Jul 24
State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.

Attorney Mari Newman, center, talks with members of the media, as she stands with her plaintiffs and their supporters following a court hearing on sam sex marriage at the Federal District Court, in Denver.

Colorado Gay Marriage Ban Struck, Appeal Awaits

Jul 24
For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.

Eric Stonestreet

'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

By John Carucci | Jul 24
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Vice President Joe Biden, right, shakes hands with NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks.

Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Address

Jul 24
Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections.

TAKE 6 performing "What'd I Say"

The Venetian to Feature "Georgia on My Mind"

By EDGE | Jul 24
The Venetian Las Vegas® features "Georgia on My Mind": Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles, starring award-winning artists Clint Holmes, TAKE 6, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, with special guests The Las Vegas Mass Choir and Las Vegas All-Star Big Band.

Smoking is Even Worse For HIV-Positive People

By Sasha Razumikhin | Jul 24
Smoking is bad. But it can be worse, especially if you're HIV-positive - and the CDC wants you to know it.

Historic Footage :: Happy 200th Birthday, Verdi

Jul 24
A 1987 60 Minutes report on opera composer Giuseppe Verdi's legacy.

Opera for Broadway-Lovers?

Jul 24
Director Michael Mayer adds Broadway flair to the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Rigoletto"

Kim Kardashian

Oops! EPA Goes Off Topic, Tweets About Kardashian

Jul 24
The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.