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Gay Rights

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  • 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...
  • Herring asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia gay marriage case

    Herring asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia gay marriage case
    Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday urged the nation's highest court to review Virginia's same-sex marriage case — saying the issue is one of fundamental fairness and that Virginia's case is an ideal one to lay down the law of the land....
  • 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....
  • Gerber/Hart Library reopens in Rogers Park

    Gerber/Hart Library reopens in Rogers Park
    Recently Carrie Barnett was dining out when patrons at the next table noticed her Gerber/Hart Library and Archives T-shirt. Barnett is president of the 33-year-old nonprofit organization, which is the steward of the Midwest's largest circulating library,...
  • Meredith Ditlow Joins Adam Shankman's Offspring Entertainment

    Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot's Offspring Entertainment has made its first TV executive hire, tapping Meredith Ditlow as its vice president of television. Ditlow, who was most recently director of development at Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla...
  • Target signs legal brief backing gay marriage

    Target Corp. has for the first time come out publicly in support of gay marriage, as a growing number of high-profile businesses take positions on the divisive issue. In revealing Tuesday that it had signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a &#...
  • 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....
  • Judge strikes down Indiana's ban on gay marriage

    A federal judge today struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, saying the ban violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause. U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling did not have a stay on it and couples began getting married immediately....
  • Federal court rules against Utah ban on same-sex marriage

    Federal court rules against Utah ban on same-sex marriage
    Gay marriage advocates won a significant court victory Wednesday when a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling in Utah that struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the Denver-based 10th Circuit...
  • Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1969 [Videos]

    Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1969 [Videos]
    In early summer 1969, Judy Garland died, the Stonewall Riots marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and we were a month away from setting foot on the moon. And these were the tracks everyone was listening to, via Billboard's Hot 100...
  • 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-...