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Gay Rights

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  • Restart to gay marriage in California came as surprise to all

    The restart to gay marriage in California happened very quickly Friday afternoon -- coming as a huge surprise to two plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to...
  • Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage

    Republican support pushes gay rights bill closer to Senate passage
    WASHINGTON -- A gay rights bill appears set to overcome a key Senate hurdle Monday, after a fifth Republican expressed support for the measure to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Sen. Dean Heller...
  • Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate

    Gay rights bill clears key hurdle in Senate
    WASHINGTON — The gay rights movement won at least a preliminary victory Monday as the Senate voted to advance a measure that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The 61-30 procedural vote does not...
  • Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms

    Toomey ENDA amendment aims to reinforce religious freedoms
    The current draft of the Employment Nondiscrimination Act includes a provision exempting religious institutions from the ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, but Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey wants to...
  • Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move

    Commentary: Why boycotting Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia isn't the right move
    Those suggesting a boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia due to the country’s recent passage of draconian anti-gay laws should reconsider. It’s clear from the decades-long gay rights movement here in the United States that...
  • Minneapolis mayor puts stamp of history on gay marriages

    Minneapolis mayor puts stamp of history on gay marriages
    After each gay couple made their way down Minneapolis City Hall’s five flights of marble stairs – past flashy floral arrangements and packs of photographers, past a brass quintet and a gay men’s chorus – they paused for a private...
  • Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka

    Stoli boycott targets Russian anti-gay law -- but hits Latvian vodka
    Gay rights groups have been ceremoniously dumping Stolichnaya vodka into gutters from West Hollywood to Manhattan in protest against a Russian law banning gay pride events and other public displays of homosexual “propaganda.” The problem...
  • Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban

    Judge hears arguments on challenge to state's same-sex marriage ban
    A Cook County Circuit Court judge heard oral arguments Tuesday on a motion to dismiss a challenge to Illinois' same-sex marriage ban, with attorneys sparring over ideal child-rearing circumstances and gender stereotypes, among other issues. Circuit...
  • Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance

    Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance
    In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender...
  • West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law

    West largely rejecting calls for Olympic boycott over Russia anti-gay law
    Athletes, sports officials and politicians worldwide have condemned recent Russian legislation that criminalizes public displays of support for gays and lesbians. But an international consensus is building that to boycott the 2014 Olympic Winter Games...
  • California's transgender students bill of rights: Going too far?

    California's transgender students bill of rights: Going too far?
    California has once again found itself in the national headlines -- this time for a new law involving transgender students. As The Times' Patrick McGreevy wrote on PolitiCal, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill allowing "students in California...