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Gay Rights

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  • So just what are religious freedom laws designed to protect?

    So just what are religious freedom laws designed to protect?
    In a tumultuous week that included Big Business flexing its political muscles, lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas walked a tightrope seeking balance between two core American values: religious freedom and protection from discrimination. The governors...
  • USC's Pat Haden, citing gay son, won't attend meeting in Indiana

    USC's Pat Haden, citing gay son, won't attend meeting in Indiana
    USC Athletic Director Pat Haden will not attend a College Football Playoff meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana law that has been called anti-gay. “I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the...
  • In conservative Indiana, bemusement amid boycott threats over religious freedom law

    In conservative Indiana, bemusement amid boycott threats over religious freedom law
    Indiana conservatives watched their brethren in state after state approve legislation that, supporters said, was crafted to ensure the religious rights of their citizens. Kansas in 2013, Mississippi in April, and, on Friday, Arkansas. It is a mystery,...
  • Utah passes landmark LGBT rights bill backed by Mormon leaders

    Utah passes landmark LGBT rights bill backed by Mormon leaders
    Utah’s Republican-controlled Legislature has passed a landmark bill that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the workplace and housing market, while also protecting religious rights. The measure passed...
  • Utah officer defends his objections to riding at head of gay pride parade

    Utah officer defends his objections to riding at head of gay pride parade
    Eric Moutsos wants you to understand this: He’s no bigot. He’s just a religious man, he says, with some personal convictions against homosexual behavior. The former Salt Lake City policeman says he has many LGBT friends. He just did not want...
  • Kansas governor removes protections for LGBT employees

    Kansas governor removes protections for LGBT employees
    In a move that shocked progressive advocates in Kansas, the state's Republican governor on Tuesday issued an executive order to remove discrimination protections for gay, lesbian and transgender state employees. State employees in Kansas can now legally...
  • Mormon Church tries to balance gay rights protections, religious freedom

    Mormon Church tries to balance gay rights protections, religious freedom
    Seven years after the Mormon Church led followers on a campaign to outlaw gay marriage in California, church leaders on Tuesday announced their support for job, housing and public accommodation protections for gays and lesbians everywhere. But in...
  • From traffic ticket to Supreme Court: a gay couple's legal odyssey

    From traffic ticket to Supreme Court: a gay couple's legal odyssey
    At first, they were just joking. Thom Kostura had gotten a traffic ticket, and he and his partner Ijpe DeKoe had swung by a New York courthouse to pay it off. The county clerk’s office was right there. New York had legalized same-sex marriage...
  • Gay marriage advocates target Supreme Court after loss

    Gay marriage advocates target Supreme Court after loss
    Gay marriage supporters in four states where bans on same-sex nuptials were upheld by a federal appeals court said on Friday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue, and officials in two of the states vowed to do the same. Both sides...
  • Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others

    Vatican document hailed by gay rights groups, called 'betrayal' by others
    In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples. Roman Catholic gay rights groups around...
  • Indiana, Wisconsin proceed with same-sex marriages

    Indiana, Wisconsin proceed with same-sex marriages
    Bonnie Everly and Lyn Judkins of Chesterton, Ind., will soon be tying the knot. So will Bill Hetland and Phillip Anderson of Kenosha, Wis. The couples were elated to hear the news Monday that the Supreme Court allowed case decisions to stand —...