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Gay Rights

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  • Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event

    Looking Out: Baltimore author to discuss 'Gay Mafia' at Pratt event
    In New York City in the 1930s, '40s and '50s, when city laws made it illegal to serve gay patrons or hire gay employees, it took a lot of money and clout for a gay establishment to stay ahead of the vice police and remain open. The city's entrenched...
  • North Carolina suit: When church, state and same-sex marriage collide

    The headline on a column in Slate by Mark Joseph Stern is arresting: “Religious Liberty Hypocrisy: North Carolina Forbids Churches From Performing Gay Weddings.” Stern goes on to write: “Under North Carolina law, a minister who...
  • Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections

    Looking Out: Coalition launches campaign to promote Maryland's new transgender protections
    Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete. The Maryland Coaltion...
  • Law to protect women helps gays too

    Law to protect women helps gays too
    What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out. The latest version of the law, which among other things provides grants to agencies that deal with victims of...
  • Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney

    Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney
    Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith "Edie" Windsor, the woman who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage. Windsor's attorney in last year's historic U.S. Supreme...
  • Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church's charter over gay leader

    Boy Scouts revoke Seattle church's charter over gay leader
    The Boy Scouts of America has severed ties with a Seattle church that has insisted on allowing a gay man to remain as a troop leader, the youth organization said Monday. It is likely the first time the national organization has severed ties with a scout...
  • Miss. governor signs religious freedom bill; civil rights groups dismayed

    Mississippi's governor signed into law Thursday a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel thwart their ability to practice religion. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom...
  • Gay marriage, Mozilla's Brendan Eich, and the role of a CEO

    Brendan Eich's 10-day reign as CEO of Mozilla, developer of the popular Firefox web browser, ended Thursday. He was done in by the news that he had donated $1,000 in 2008 to support Proposition 8, the anti-gay rights measure on the California ballot...
  • Gay rights 'anti-bullying' activists: The biggest bullies of them all

    Hey, gay rights activists: Why are you doing your best to make everyone hate you? I'm talking about the forced resignation of Mozilla Corp. CEO Brendan Eich. Because six years ago as a private citizen -- I repeat, six years ago as a private citizen --...
  • Don't rush to judge Supreme Court on gay rights or religious rights

    Don't rush to judge Supreme Court on gay rights or religious rights
    Whether a business can refuse to do business with same-sex couples may be a hot political topic, but it’s apparently not ready for prime time at the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the court declined to review a decision by the New Mexico Supreme...
  • On gay issue, Arizona may heed national outcry this time

    TUCSON — When Arizona took controversial stands in the past — refusing to create a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and enacting a tough anti-illegal immigration law — state leaders shrugged off the criticism from out of state as the...