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Gay Rights

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  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes divisive bill seen as anti-gay

    TUCSON — In a victory hailed by gay rights advocates, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have bolstered a business owner's right to refuse service to gays and others on the basis of religion. The veto, delivered the same...
  • Will gays march in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade after all?

    In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay. Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city,...
  • Why It's Still a Big Deal When Ellen Page Comes Out

    We've seen stars of TV shows come out of the closet, morning and evening news anchors announce they are gay, and actors of all different ages reveal their sexual orientation. But when Ellen Page announced that she is a lesbian, in a speech in Las Vegas...
  • Lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian singer sparks debate

    BEIRUT — A new, lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian pop star Googoosh has sparked sharp debate among Iranians and controversy on social media forums in the Islamic Republic. It started on Valentine's Day when the video for Googoosh'...
  • Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill

    Gay rights activists in uproar over Arizona 'religious freedom' bill
    TUCSON -- Say a gay couple in Phoenix walks into a bakery to order their wedding cake. The baker refuses to take their order because of his deeply held religious beliefs. Under a measure that passed the Arizona Legislature this week, the baker would...
  • Arizona businesses already can refuse to serve gays: SB1062 explained

    It’s either a small fix to protect the free exercise of religion or a "no cake for gays" bill that would invite businesses to discriminate, depending on whom you talk to. The legislation, SB 1062, would bolster a business owner’s right to...
  • More silliness from Kansas

    "Discrimination," he said, "is horrible. It's hurtful. It has no place in civilized society..." You would think that statement, delivered recently in the Kansas legislature, a noble sentiment no right-thinking person could argue with. But we are gathered...
  • IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter

    IOC leader open to including 'sexual orientation' in Olympic charter
    SOCHI, Russia -- Speaking to reporters just days before the 2014 Sochi Games, the top Olympic official said he is open to adding language to the Olympic charter that specifically addresses discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Thomas Bach,...
  • Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics

    Critics censure Russian rights record by snubbing Sochi Olympics
    MOSCOW -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. So too will the United Nations’ top official, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. But Friday’s opening ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi will be notable...
  • Cheers! Drinks in West Hollywood tonight to support gay rights in Russia

    Cheers! Drinks in West Hollywood tonight to support gay rights in Russia
    It's the end of a long week, and your favorite bourbon, neat, sounds like a fantastic idea. If you happen to be in West Hollywood for drinks tonight, that cocktail could help support gay rights in Russia.  Some of the bars and restaurants in the area...
  • Lawyers Boies, Olson should exit same-sex marriage fight

    Eons ago, OK, 1996, I was a fresh-faced summer associate at the venerable white shoe law firm Davis Polk and Wardwell in New York. As part of their civilizing mission for law students, the firm not only taught us how to drink dry martinis but urged us...