| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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.
| Jan 18, 2015
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
On a mild July night, Quintas Lockett was walking home from a West Side liquor store with her girlfriend when the couple were beaten by an angry mob — a hate crime prosecutors said was sparked by a man who took offense at two lesbians strolling by....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Florida next month after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied a request for a stay from the state's attorney general.
Marriages can begin Jan. 5, the day a stay ordered by a lower court judge who overturned...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:46 AM
Until his sister announced that she was a lesbian in 2008, evangelical professor David Gushee was adamantly anti-gay. Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University in Atlanta, Gushee for decades upheld the interpretation of the Bible as being against...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 3:51 PM
HARTFORD – Millions of dollars in outside political money from the right and left is flooding into Connecticut, with the latest installment a $1.17 million contribution of "dark money" from a nonprofit conservative group in Ohio called A Public...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
The 53-year-old Alabama native and self-...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Supreme Court wonks, gay rights groups and the public were bemused last month when the Supreme Court declined to review federal appeals court decisions striking down state bans on same-sex marriage.
More perplexing than the decision not to hear the...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:47 PM
In cities and municipalities in Maryland and across the U.S., the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens are improving. Across the globe, perceptions of gay and lesbian people are getting better, too.
Both improvements, outlined...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:22 PM
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 —...