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Gay Rights

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • America's shift in attitude toward gays started at work

    WASHINGTON In the beginning, it was about money as much as rights. Long before America started rapidly changing its mind about gays, corporate America set the stage. From companies such as Marriott, founded by socially conservative Mormons, to technology...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tim Cook's announcement could spur Silicon Valley to push for social change

    Apple chief executive Tim Cook's announcement last week that he is gay caps years of efforts by an industry that has long championed gay rights at home. It also may help propel Silicon Valley to the forefront of global struggles for equality, underscoring...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays

    Catholic bishops drop moves to accept gays
    Roman Catholic bishops on Saturday reversed a historic acceptance of gays, dropping parts of a controversial document that had talked more positively of homosexuals than ever before in Church history. The document, issued at the end of a two-week...
  • Man admits hate crime in West Side attack on lesbian couple

    Man admits hate crime in West Side attack on lesbian couple
    On a mild July night, Quintas Lockett was walking home from a West Side liquor store with her girlfriend when the couple were beaten by an angry mob — a hate crime prosecutors said was sparked by a man who took offense at two lesbians strolling by....