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Sarah Palin and Family Reportedly Involved in Drunken Brawl

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 11
Several news sources report that former GOP vice presidential hopeful and half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin and her family were involved in a drunken melee outside of Anchorage last weekend.

From left, former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, former state Sen. Jim Rubens and former U.S. Sen. from Massachusetts Scott Brown

News Guide: Primary Election Highlights

POLITICS | Sep 9
Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.

Television news lights await the start of activity on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Summer Break Over, Must-Do Tasks Await Congress

POLITICS | By Andrew Taylor | Sep 8
Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.

Gautam Raghavan

White House LGBT Liaison to Depart Obama Administration

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Sep 7
Gautam Raghavan, the White House's LGBT liaison, will leave the Obama administration after more than five years to join the Gill Foundation as vice president of policy.

Jon Huntsman

Former Utah Gov.: No Run in 2016; Marriage Equality Nationwide Inevitable

POLITICS | By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he's ruling out another run for the White House in 2016, and also told reporters that he believes same-sex marriage will eventually be recognized across the country.

Congressman Samuel Acevedo secured gay rights for Coahuila

Coahuila First Mexican State to Legalize Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
On Monday, September 1, Coahuila became the first Mexican state to approve gay marriage through its legislature.

Councilmember Fernando Cabrera thinks Uganda is great

NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera Praises Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 3
As the primary elections approach, New York City Councilmember Fernando Cabrera is coming under fire for comments he posted in January praising Ugandans for their anti-gay laws, even as the country faces widespread international condemnation for it.

Members of the LGBT community protest exclusion of gays in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Gay Group to March in NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

NATIONAL | By Jim Fitzgerald | Sep 3
A gay group will march under its own banner for the first time in the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade, organizers said Wednesday.

Virginia Senate chamber

VA State Senate Shifts to GOP, But GLBT Bills May Still Gain Traction

POLITICS | By John Riley | Aug 31
Virginia Republicans seized control of the state senate on Tuesday, Aug. 19, giving them complete power over the operations of the state's General Assembly and further thwarting Gov. Terry McAuliffe's (D) legislative agenda.

Javed Jaghai

Jamaican Ends Legal Challenge to Anti-Sodomy Law

POLITICS | By David McFadden | Aug 30
A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes.