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Gay Rights

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  • IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi

    IOC lacks plan on athletes' support of gay rights in Sochi
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Thomas Bach was doing media interviews Tuesday when Dmitry Chernyshenko, head of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee. interrupted to hand Bach a cell phone.  On the line was Russian President Vladimir Putin, the...
  • Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala

    Gay rights groups protest Met's opening-night gala
    Gala-goers at the Metropolitan Opera's opening night of Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” a tale of fiery, futile love, were also greeted with a few impassioned pleas. Members of LGBT advocacy groups Monday night staged a protest...
  • Equality Maryland endorses Brown for governor

    Equality Maryland endorses Brown for governor
    Choosing from a slate of three Democratic candidates who have all been friendly to its cause, Maryland's largest gay rights organization on Monday endorsed Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor. Equality Maryland interviewed Brown and each of his two...
  • With 'Duck Dynasty' flap, reality TV gets a little too real

    With 'Duck Dynasty' flap, reality TV gets a little too real
    The A&E cable channel has a huge hit show in “Duck Dynasty” and a huge PR problem with the star of the show, Phil Robertson, who will not back down from comments he has made disparaging homosexuals and questioning whether blacks really had...
  • British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen

    British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
  • A&E reverses suspension of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson

    A&E reverses suspension of 'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson
    "Duck Dynasty" has been made whole again. A&E announced late Friday that it was reversing its suspension of the hit show's patriarch, Phil Robertson, which was imposed last week after inflammatory comments about gay and black people made to a national...
  • Utah weighs impact of ruling allowing gay marriage

    Utah weighs impact of ruling allowing gay marriage
    SALT LAKE CITY — Wade Hunt could see change looming on the horizon, a stubborn movement to legalize gay marriage that crept toward Utah's Mormon faithful state by state, one same-sex wedding at a time. But he never dreamed it would reach here....
  • Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts

    Gay youths now 'safe' in Boy Scouts
    Pascal Tessier, 17, had aspired to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout since he was in the sixth grade. "It shows to everyone that I'm a capable person — that I'm worth something," said Tessier, of Kensington, Md. He knew it would be an arduous...
  • Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float

    Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float
    The first same-sex wedding in the history of the Tournament of Roses Parade went off without a hitch -- except for the planned one -- despite threats of protests and days of opposition on social media. "Congratulations and our best wishes to Aubrey...
  • For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive

    For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive
    ROME — Under the fleeting light of an autumn half-moon, an Italian medical student made his way to the top of a modern high-rise in east Rome, not far from an ancient arch built by the emperor Claudius. From the 11th floor of the apartment block,...
  • Supreme Court halts Utah gay marriages, signaling cautious approach

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ordered a halt to same-sex marriages in Utah on Monday, sending a go-slow signal as it suspended a federal district judge's decision that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. The terse order came...