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A History Of The Gay Rights Movement, One Of The Most Successful Political Enterprises In History

The cases came amid a huge surge in public support for gay marriage over the past decade.<p>But this is just the latest fight in a near 40-year battle fought by LGBT Americans to gain recognition and rights. Here's the timeline of how that successful journey progressed.

Personal History: Lonnie Holley

One shouldn’t feel pity for me. I don’t want pity for what I had to go through. I only want humans to hear my testimony and understand that life is …

After Cautious Argument, Don't Look for Historic Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

The justices seem to be looking for a way out of a broad ruling. Can they end the Proposition 8 case in California without ending the cause?<p>There were no great surprises Tuesday morning during oral argument over Proposition 8, California's beleaguered same-sex marriage ban. None of the justices of …

Kurt Vile Is Holding a Parade in Philadelphia on Saturday

Kurt Vile is keeping it in Philadelphia ahead of the April 9 release of <i>Wakin on a Pretty Daze</i> (one of SPIN’s 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2013) via …

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Votes May Be There To Strike Down DOMA, But There's A Big 'If'

<i>(We most recently updated the top of this post at 1:45 p.m. ET.)</i><p>There seem to be four solid votes on the Supreme Court — and possibly a fifth — to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act that bars federal recognition of same-sex marriages, NPR's Nina Totenberg told us after Wednesday's oral …