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Gay Rights

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  • Mormon Church tries to balance gay rights protections, religious freedom

    Seven years after the Mormon Church led followers on a campaign to outlaw gay marriage in California, church leaders on Tuesday announced their support for job, housing and public accommodation protections for gays and lesbians everywhere. But in...
  • From traffic ticket to Supreme Court: a gay couple's legal odyssey

    From traffic ticket to Supreme Court: a gay couple's legal odyssey
    At first, they were just joking. Thom Kostura had gotten a traffic ticket, and he and his partner Ijpe DeKoe had swung by a New York courthouse to pay it off. The county clerk’s office was right there. New York had legalized same-sex marriage...
  • Same-sex marriages to begin in Florida as Supreme Court denies stay

    Same-sex marriages to begin in Florida as Supreme Court denies stay
    Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied a request for a stay from the state's attorney general. Marriages can begin Jan. 5, the day a stay ordered by a lower court judge who overturned...
  • A 'circuit split' will force a ruling on gay marriage

    Supreme Court wonks, gay rights groups and the public were bemused last month when the Supreme Court declined to review federal appeals court decisions striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.  More perplexing than the decision not to hear the...
  • Gay marriage advocates target Supreme Court after loss

    Gay marriage advocates target Supreme Court after loss
    Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by a federal appeals court said on Friday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue, and officials in two of the states vowed to do the same. Both sides...
  • Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions

    Looking Out: LGBT improvements seen in Maryland laws, global perceptions
    In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too. Both improvements, outlined...
  • Federal judge strikes down Montana's gay marriage ban

    Federal judge strikes down Montana's gay marriage ban
    A federal judge struck down Montana's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional on Wednesday, handing gay rights advocates the latest in a wave of legal victories as the nation awaits a potential definitive ruling on the matter by the U.S. Supreme...
  • Herring asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia gay marriage case

    Herring asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia gay marriage case
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday urged the nation's highest court to review Virginia's same-sex marriage case — saying the issue is one of fundamental fairness and that Virginia's case is an ideal one to lay down the law of the land....
  • Leading evangelical switches sides to pro-gay

    Leading evangelical switches sides to pro-gay
    Until his sister announced that she was a lesbian in 2008, evangelical professor David Gushee was adamantly anti-gay. Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University in Atlanta, Gushee for decades upheld the interpretation of the Bible as being against...
  • Millions In Outside Money Pouring Into Race for Governor

    Millions In Outside Money Pouring Into Race for Governor
    HARTFORD – Millions of dollars in outside political money from the right and left is flooding into Connecticut, with the latest installment a $1.17 million contribution of "dark money" from a nonprofit conservative group in Ohio called A Public...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

    Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
    Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward. The 53-year-old Alabama native and self-...