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Gay Rights

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  • Religious freedom bill passes in Mississippi; gays worry

    Mississippi lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow citizens and businesses to challenge laws they see as substantially in conflict with their religious beliefs. The bill, in the hands of Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday, would put into place a law...
  • 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...
  • When American Christian evangelicals export hate not love

    Eventually, the idea that it’s OK to be against gay marriage because of your religious beliefs is going to seem as silly as opposing interracial marriage because you weren’t raised that way. Eventually gay marriage will be as normal as...
  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order

    Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order
    WASHINGTON — President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are...
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declines to seek reelection

    TUCSON — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she would not seek a third term, forgoing a campaign that would have required her to challenge the state's term limits measure. The Republican had left open the option of running this year,...
  • Christian leader and gay rights advocate to speak

    The Rev. Elder Nancy Wilson, a high-profile advocate for gay rights in Christianity, will speak Sunday at Resurrection Beach Metropolitan Community Church in Costa Mesa. Wilson is the moderator of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community...
  • South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states

    South Florida couples sue to force Florida to recognize same-sex marriages from other states
    The American Civil Liberties Union and its Florida affiliate announced Thursday they’ve filed a lawsuit on behalf of eight same-sex couples challenging Florida’s refusal to recognize their marriages performed in other states. One of the...
  • Longtime gay rights advocate Vernita Gray dies

    Longtime gay rights advocate Vernita Gray dies
    A longtime gay rights advocate most recently known for being part of the first gay couple to wed in Illinois died Tuesday night, friends said. Vernita Gray, 65, died just before midnight at her Edgewater Beach home after a long battle with breast...
  • U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages

    U.S. to recognize Michigan's gay marriages
    Gay rights advocates in Michigan cheered Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.'s announcement Friday that the federal government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages hastily performed March 22. But the small victory translates to more complications for...
  • In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

    In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out
    CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear. Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived...
  • Michigan's same-sex marriage ban to stay in place for now, court says

    Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage will remain in place while the state fights a federal judge's ruling that declared the ban unconstitutional, an appeals court decided Tuesday.  A three-judge panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals stayed U.S....