Officials met on Dec. 7 to discuss agreement with federal officials
Researcher will consider effects of ‘microaggressions’
Obama has said practice has 'no basis in science'
Alleged abuse took place more than four decades ago
Former House speaker allegedly agreed to $3.5 million in payments
GOP opposition and past failures stand in the way
Ill. Republican has faced questions about sexual orientation
Claim couples hurt by state bans on marriage equality
Real-life partners featured in TV spot
Event billed as largest testing event in U.S.