The Supreme Court of Wisconsin upheld a law that recognizes same-sex couples does not violate the state constitution and thus give them access to certain rights, even if the equal marriage is not yet recognized.
President Obama gave one of the 13 Presidential Citizens Medal to Janice Langbehn, a woman who, despite having an advanced healthcare directive, was kept from visiting her dying partner.
Amanda Bookers, a young lesbian, accused police officers from the county of Bartow in Georgia. They decided to drive her to evangelists "to cure" her homosexuality when they were supposed to drive her to the hospital to cure her addiction for drugs.
The medical benefits in Allentown, Pa were extended to the partners of gay employees in the city's largest union and white-collar staff.
A new rule will allow hospital patients to choose their visitors which means that same-sex partners will finally have a right to visit in the United States.