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  • Supreme Court should end bigoted darkness: Front Burner

    Supreme Court should end bigoted darkness: Front Burner
    Oct. 24, 2002: The Sentinel published an op-ed I wrote in favor of nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation alongside an opposing column by Alan Chambers, then of Exodus International, the world's largest evangelical "ex-gay"...
  • Backlash against religious freedom laws helps gay rights in Indiana, Arkansas

    Backlash against religious freedom laws helps gay rights in Indiana, Arkansas
    What began 20 years ago as a bipartisan drive to protect the rights of people to follow their faith against an overbearing government erupted this week into a divisive dispute over gay rights and religious freedom. And the fracture can be traced back to...
  • Judge orders California to pay for inmate's sex change

    A federal judge on Thursday ordered California's corrections department to provide a transgender inmate with sex reassignment surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in the state. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled...
  • Court upholds decision to dismiss suit on gay conversion ban

    A judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy was upheld Monday by a federal appeals court. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled that U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson was right to...
  • Spokesman: Sanders to decide on presidential run by April 30

    A spokesman for Sen. Bernie Sanders says the Vermont Independent will decide by the end of the month whether to enter the 2016 White House race. In the meantime, he's urging newly announced presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak out strongly...
  • California to appeal judge's order backing inmate sex change

    California's corrections department said Friday that it will appeal a federal judge's order that it immediately provide a transgender inmate with sex-reassignment surgery. The state's court filing challenges last week's decision by U.S. District Judge...
  • Big impact on women if Supreme Court rules against health care tax credits

    Big impact on women if Supreme Court rules against health care tax credits
    Seven months after being diagnosed with breast cancer and later undergoing a double mastectomy, LaDonna Appelbaum of St. Louis recently finished her 16th and final chemotherapy treatment. Without the $600 monthly tax credit that pays the bulk of her...
  • Analysis: Marriage rights won't save gays from being fired in most states

    WASHINGTON Same-sex couples across the U.S. may soon have the legal right to marry. In 28 states, their employer will still have the legal right to fire them. Even as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares for arguments this month on legalizing same-sex...
  • Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor

    Oklahoma bill on use of nitrogen gas in executions goes to governor
    Beset by claims of barbarism after a gruesome botched execution last year and fearful that a U.S. Supreme Court decision could ban its execution drug of choice, Oklahoma would be the first state in the nation to execute inmates with nitrogen gas under a...
  • Sotomayor says Supreme Court gets politicized by others

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says any sense that the court is political comes from outside groups, not the justices themselves. Sotomayor tells a New York audience that politicians on both sides have seized on the different approaches the...
  • Environmental group's ad decries Portman pollution amendment

    A national environmental group has launched a $500,000 ad campaign against U.S. Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio, claiming a federal budget amendment he introduced could undercut the enforceability of the federal Clean Air Act. In spots airing across the state,...