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  • Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians

    Republican leader seeks support from gays and lesbians
    Attempting to make inroads with a Democratic-leaning voting bloc, the Palm Beach County Republican Party is reaching out to the gay and lesbian community. Chairwoman Anita Mitchell hopes gays and lesbians will see the Republican Party as something other...
  • Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups

    Democratic candidates roll out dueling endorsements from gay rights groups
    The candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor rolled out dueling endorsements Thursday from gay rights groups. Nan Rich of Weston, former Democratic leader of the Florida Senate, was endorsed by the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council....
  • Uganda court rejects anti-gay bill

    “Breaking news, I am officially legal.” Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha tweeted that news to supporters around the world after Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Friday overturned a law that punished homosexuality with life in jail....
  • Obama to sign executive orders barring anti-gay discrimination

      President Obama on Monday plans to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, senior administration officials said Friday. The new order, which Obama said last month he...
  • Obama will sign order to protect LGBT workers

    President Obama has turned down a plea from religious groups that they be exempt from an executive order he plans to sign Monday prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against gay or transgender workers, officials said Friday. The policy...
  • New law updates state code to use gender-neutral marriage terms

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Monday a measure that would update state law to reflect that same-sex marriage is legal in California, including replacing "husband" or "wife" with the gender-neutral term "spouse."  The state resumed issuing marriage...
  • Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics

    Documentary to follow up on gay rights issues at Sochi Olympics
    In the wake of the 2014 Sochi Wiinter Games -- where gay rights in sports became an issue -- Robert Redford's Sundance Productions is working on a documentary that chronicles the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. Retired ...
  • Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill

    Gay rights groups halt support for ENDA workplace discrimination bill
    Six national gay rights groups withdrew support Tuesday for what had been hailed as historic legislation to prohibit workplace discrimination, citing concerns over an exemption for employers who object to homosexuality on religious grounds. Led by the...
  • Democracy: No longer for sale?

    Ah, 1961. The year -- certain aspects of it, anyway -- are almost impossible to remember. "Whites only" bathrooms, for instance. U.S. Rep. John Lewis, legendary civil rights leader and crosser of lines, recently tweeted an ancient mugshot memorializing...
  • Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut

    Coming Out: The Struggle For Gay Rights In Connecticut
    The kiss was not planned. Moments after announcing he was gay at a 1990 news conference, then-state Rep. Joe Grabarz embraced friends and colleagues who had come out to support him. One of the well-wishers was a former boyfriend. "I was hugging...
  • Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling

    Gay rights groups wary of Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling
    Gay rights groups voiced cautious optimism Tuesday that this week's Supreme Court decision exempting some corporations from offering contraceptive coverage for female workers will not trigger a widespread assault on same-sex benefits or anti-...