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  • 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...
  • Transgender students 'just looking for their place in the world'

    Transgender students 'just looking for their place in the world'
    Transgender activist Eli Erlick, 18, was on the phone from her home in the small Mendocino County town of Willits and I could not resist asking her to respond to something uttered recently on the radio by James Dobson, founder of the conservative...
  • Federal agencies to recognize Utah gay marriages

    Federal agencies to recognize Utah gay marriages
    WASHINGTON — In the three weeks since a federal judge told Utah gays they had a constitutional right to marry, the issue of whether such a right exists in the state has pingponged from a federal appeals court to the U.S. Supreme Court, the state...
  • Nigerian anti-gay law prompts arrests, international condemnation

    Nigerian anti-gay law prompts arrests, international condemnation
    A draconian anti-gay law passed by the Nigerian parliament last year and quietly signed by President Goodluck Jonathan this month has led to the arrest of scores of homosexuals and set off an international wave of condemnation. The Same Sex Marriage...
  • Sara Bareilles celebrates Grammy album of the year nomination

     Sara Bareilles celebrates Grammy album of the year nomination
    When the Grammy for album of the year is handed out on Sunday night, it could go to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It could also go to Sara Bareilles. The recording academy shocked many in the industry when the...
  • In Little Saigon, much anticipation about Lunar New Year parade

    Down at Lily's Bakery, the talk among those hunched over their beignets and iced coffee is focused on the upcoming Lunar New Year parade. The much-anticipated Feb. 1 procession, filled with lion dancers and dignitaries waving from passing cars, winds...
  • 9th Circuit bans juror exclusion over sexual orientation

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court became the first in the nation to rule that prospective jurors may not be excluded because of their sexual orientation, a decision that expands juror protections beyond race and gender and provides legal...
  • Illinois gay marriage bill being debated in Illinois House

    Illinois gay marriage bill being debated in Illinois House
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois House lawmakers are debating a bill today to legalize gay marriage in Illinois. If approved, Illinois would become the 15th state to allow same-sex unions. The bill will need 60 votes to pass the Illinois House. A test vote...
  • Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois
    Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples. After...
  • The GOP vs. gay rights

     The GOP vs. gay rights
    In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...
  • EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum

    EU court says gays facing persecution may have grounds for asylum
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- It's a continent where presidents have called homosexuality un-African, un-Godly and anti-human, where same-sex relations are widely banned and gay people are routinely beaten, jailed, harassed or killed. Africa, with its...