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  • N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    WASHINGTON As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees based on their sexual orientation.
  • Catholic League quits St. Patrick's Day Parade after ban on gays ends

    A New York City Catholic group has pulled out of next year's St. Patrick's Day parade, just a week after parade officials decided to allow a gay rights group to march in the event under its own banner. The Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights,...

    S. Truett Cathy dies at 93; rose from poverty to build Chick-fil-A

    S. Truett Cathy dies at 93; rose from poverty to build Chick-fil-A
    Billionaire Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, who rose from poverty by building a privately held restaurant chain that famously closes every Sunday but drew unwanted attention for the Cathy family's opposition to gay marriage, died Monday at his home...

    City to become first in Mississippi to grant same-sex spouse benefits: report

    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - The Mississippi city of Starkville will become the first in the right-leaning state to extend benefits to same-sex partners of its employees, according to local media reports. Starkville, a city of 24,000 residents that is...

    9th Circuit to take up same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

    Three federal appeals court judges who have ruled in favor of gay rights in the past are to hear arguments Monday on whether to uphold same-sex marriage bans in Western states. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, randomly selected to...