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Gay Rights

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  • Obama ordering gay rights respected

     
    by Mark Silva Janice Langbehn got a phone call from the president. President Barack Obama called her, according to her lawyers at Lambda Legal, to voice his sympathy for the loss of her partner, Lisa Pond, who had lapsed into......
  • DADT deal hinges on Congress

     
    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), pictured earlier this month, is an architect of a deal that would repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) by Christi Parsons and Lisa Mascaro President Obama reached a deal with....
  • Obama: 'Don't ask, don't tell' won't do

     
    by Katherine Skiba and Peter Nicholas President Obama, speaking to the nation's largest gay rights organization, pledged tonight to end the law prohibiting openly gay and lesbian citizens from serving in the military. "I will end 'don't ask, don't tell';....
  • Gay rights group: Target protest to continue

     
    by Tom Hamburger and Jennifer Martinez Following the breakdown of negotiations, the nation's leading gay rights organization said Monday that it will continue to protest Target Corp. over a donation used to support a Republican gubernatorial candidate...
  • Two Democrats with Palm Beach County ties join state gay rights group???s board.

     
    State Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, and political consultant Eric Johnson, are joining the board of the state gay rights group Florida Together. Aronberg, who is straight, said his presence will bring an element of diversity to the organization???s...
  • Palm Beach County group wants Rick Scott to ban anti-gay discrimination in state employment

     
    The gay rights group Palm Beach County Human Rights Council said Tuesday it wants Gov.-elect Rick Scott's first order of business when he takes office to be issuing an executive order banning discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in......
  • Legislator pushes for Florida to recognize domestic partnerships

     
    State Rep. Mark Pafford, D-West Palm Beach, has filed legislation to provide domestic partnership protections to committed couples throughout Florida. From Pafford's statement: Florida is the eighth most populous state in the nation with individuals...
  • Gay activist hails, religious leader criticizes updated city policy for gay employees

     
    Rand Hoch, founder of the gay rights group Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, is praising the West Palm Beach City Commission's decision to amend city policy to allow employees with domestic partners the right to use family and medical......
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Taken in by 'Gay Girl'

    Jonah Goldberg: Taken in by 'Gay Girl'
    I'd barely followed "A Gay Girl In Damascus" until last week, when Daily Beast columnist Peter Beinart posted something to Twitter: "This is really important — this woman is a hero," with a link to a story about Amina Abdallah Arraf, a Syrian...
  • Bill Rosendahl, happy warrior

     Bill Rosendahl, happy warrior
    Robert Kennedy was a young Bill Rosendahl's hope for the White House, but Kennedy's rival, Hubert Humphrey, practiced the "happy warrior" style of politics that represents the principles Rosendahl has embraced. As he leaves the Los Angeles City Council...