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Gay Rights

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Republican group supporting gay rights runs ad for Charlie Dent

    Republican group supporting gay rights runs ad for Charlie Dent
    — Republican Congressman Charlie Dent's supportive comments on same-sex marriage earlier this year have earned him a little outside advertising help. Dent isn't facing an opponent this fall, but the American Unity PAC still chipped in, paying $50,...
  • 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....
  • Indiana, Wisconsin proceed with same-sex marriages

    Indiana, Wisconsin proceed with same-sex marriages
    Bonnie Everly and Lyn Judkins of Chesterton, Ind., will soon be tying the knot. So will Bill Hetland and Phillip Anderson of Kenosha, Wis. The couples were elated to hear the news Monday that the Supreme Court allowed case decisions to stand —...